Department for Education (DfE)
Steve joined the Civil Service in 2002 to work with disadvantaged children and families through the DfES’ Sure Start and Children's Fund programmes. He moved to the Department for Communities and Local Government for eight years, concentrating on vulnerable households and housing and planning projects, and returned to DfE in 2011 to work on school exclusion policy. He spent time implementing the Wolf report’s reform of vocational education before his current post in the pupil premium policy team. Before the Civil Service Steve worked in the financial sector as building society manager and mortgage specialist.