Simon Day

Simon has led projects for Isos at a local, national and international level on a wide range of education issues including raising standards at primary and secondary level to increasing the participation of young people post-16 and widening access to Higher Education.

Some of his most recent work has included support to individual States in the US implementing reforms to their school systems and Higher Education systems trying to widen the access and success of under-represented groups of students. He has also provided support to work on system reform in the Punjab in Pakistan, leading delivery workshops for education district officers across the Punjab. In the UK, he has led a three year national evaluation for the Department of Education of local work to prepare for the increase in the education leaving age to 18, capturing good practice and producing tools and  self-assessment frameworks to share this practice with other local authorities. He is working in Wales on reforms to secondary education and to increase Youth Engagement and Employment.

Simon previously worked in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit leading work on Secondary Education and the London Challenge programme, as well as Further and Higher Education.   He was also previously head of Strategy and Implementation for the 14-19 programme of reform in the Department of Children Schools and Families in England which included major reforms to qualifications and curriculum and local delivery systems.