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Steve Kethero
Policy Adviser, Achievement and Disadvantage Team
Department for Education

Steve’s team at the DfE focuses on improving the impact of the pupil premium. His policy responsibilities include pupil premium reviews and communicating effective practice. He has worked for the Civil Service since 2002, originally with Sure Start then in the Government Office network on housing and planning projects. He returned to the DfE in 2011 to work on exclusion and alternative provision policy, and then vocational education reform, before his taking his current role in 2013. Before joining the Civil Service Steve worked in the financial sector as a branch manager and mortgage specialist.35