Steve was Chairman of the Conservative Education Society from 2014-18. He was Head of History at a state secondary school in Cambridge for 17 years, curriculum leader for a large multi-academy trust, and is now an education consultant.
He is passionate about a knowledge-rich curriculum for all pupils, regardless of ability or social background, empowering each one of them to become part of the cultural discourse that pupils from privileged backgrounds take for granted. He trained history teachers for the University of Cambridge and has worked for the Ministries of Education in Singapore and Kazakhstan to train their history teachers. He has advised the Department of Education about the history curriculum, enjoys rugby and running and his favourite city is Lucca in Italy.