As a consultant and Registered DT H&S Consultant Simon draws on his experience as a head of department – 3 years at St John’s School Leatherhead and 10 years at Winchester College. He also taught at The Royal Grammar School Guildford for 4 years and at a number of maintained / state schools in Hampshire. He has been a visiting tutor at Imperial College and the Royal College of Art on their undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters) programmes in Design Engineering, and has been an Examiner of AQA A-level Design Technology.
He advises schools on their DT curriculum having submitted candidates for the following exam boards and qualifications:
He has delivered extra-curricular programmes in Greenpower, F1 in Schools, Young Engineers, Young Enterprise and STEM, and led numerous domestic and international trips including one to Italy. His professional design and manufacturing experience includes Supergalaxy Chess (a 3D-printed titanium chess set), Enstruct (a mass-produced educational resource), and the Streetrower (Fiat Design Prize runner up).
His training in H&S dates back to his role as a Sponsored Construction Project Management Trainee at Bovis Lend Lease (1997-2004) alongside studying Engineering (MEng) at the universities of Cambridge and Nottingham.
Simon is passionate about creativity in education and supports DT departments looking to inspire the next generation of designers, architects and engineers. In relation to H&S his approach is to encourage and facilitate positive engagement of staff and pupils, finding the fun and enjoyment along the way. He is a RDTHSC and able to deliver a broad range of training on machinery and equipment, and has a range of experience relevant to the design of new DT facilities including those at Emanuel School and Winchester College. He is intimately familiar with BS 4163 (2021) and happy to advise schools in terms of compliance.