Simon Bramwell OBE

Simon was appointed to his first headship in 1992 and has held 3 substantive and 5 executive headships since that time. He has removed four schools from special measures in this time, including his most recent school, SS Simon and Jude CE Primary which moved from special measures to outstanding under his leadership as Executive Headteacher. Simon was appointed an LLE in 2006, an NLE in 2011 and was awarded an OBE for “Services to Education” in 2017 . His current position is CEO of Vantage Academy Trust

In 2012 SS Simon and Jude became an Academy and in 2013 it became Vantage Multi Academy Trust. It now comprises nine schools across the north-west  including one  free school and another in Pre opening. To facilitate this growth Simon has built a strong core team that has used a number of innovative strategies to deliver better outcomes for their pupils.

Simon has been North West President of the NAHT and currently sits on the Schools Forum in Bolton and the Formula Review Group in Knowsley.

He has spoken at Capita and NAHT events and is now a regular contributor to a number of NPQ programmes including NPQH and NPQEL.  He is also a former Ofsted inspector.  Leading a successful and growing MAT ensures that Simon brings up to date, relevant knowledge and skills to supplement the core learning in our modules.