Sir David Carter

Sir David Carter

National Schools Commissioner

Sir David Carter is the National Schools Commissioner. He was appointed on 1 February 2016.

Before his appointment he was the first Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West.

David is a music graduate of the University of London and has taught music in comprehensive schools across the country since he started teaching in September 1983. In 1997, he became headteacher of Cirencester Deer Park School in Gloucestershire.

His previous roles include:

Principal of John Cabot City Technology College in Bristol in 2004
CEO of the Cabot Learning Federation from 2007 to 2014, where he lead the growth of the federation to include 12 schools and successfully applied to become one of the first teaching schools in the country in 2011
being one of the first national leaders of education
He received a knighthood for services to education in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2013.

The standards you walk past are the standards you accept

Westminster Suite

Quoting from an Australian military general; David believes this applies to every form of leadership. The session will look at how we set standards, monitor them, challenge and support our teams to be the best version we can be of our leadership selves. We may not need permission but we need to deliver and be […]

Accountability Sessions