Simon Yates

Simon Yates


BA Hons, English & Philosophy; post-graduate certificate of education; national professional qualification for headship.

Current employment where relevant:

Headteacher, Chailey Heritage School, part of Chailey Heritage Foundation, a residential non-maintained special school (charity) for children with severe and complex medical and physical disabilities. I am part of the SLT of 3 who oversee the operations of all of the services of the Foundation.

Professional experience including organisations you have played a part in:

English and ICT teacher at a large secondary comprehensive school in Tottenham – 5 years

ICT coordinator (teacher) at an all age special school in Haringey – 3 years

Deputy head of an all age special school in Croydon – 3 years

Manager of SEND Services for East Sussex County Council – 3 years

Deputy head of Chailey Heritage School – 5 years

Head of school and manager of residential services at Chailey Heritage – 2 years

Headteacher of Chailey Heritage School – 8 years – including 2 Ofsted inspections rated Outstanding

Ofsted inspector for primary schools and special schools since June 2016 (concurrent with headteacher role).