Stephen is Chief Executive of Learn Sheffield, which is a not for profit company owned by Sheffield’s publicly funded schools and colleges, in partnership with Sheffield City Council. The purpose of the company is to support school improvement. It has a turnover of approximately £1.5m and employs approximately twenty staff plus a wider ‘associate’ workforce.
Stephen is a qualified teacher (holding a PGCE and National Professional Qualification for Headship) and was previously a head teacher. Stephen has significant experience of city-wide strategic leadership and governance, especially for education organisations and projects. The principles of providing appropriate support and challenge to leaders is a core element of his current professional work.