Senior Leaders’ Webinar 4: Leading Academy Trusts – Why Some Fail, But Most Don’t

(Senior Leaders’ Network 2021-22)
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Senior Leaders’ Webinar 4: Leading Academy Trusts – Why Some Fail, But Most Don’t led by Sir David Carter

This session will look at the key strategic priorities that trusts are embedding that are making a difference to the lives of children. These revolve around leadership, professional development, school improvement and governance and the session will draw upon the evidence that Sir David describes in his book of the same name.

DATE: Thursday 20th January 2022

TIME: 10:00-11:00am

We will be using Zoom (online video conferencing software) to host this online event. If you have not used Zoom previously, you may need to download the Zoom software either to a laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone, prior to joining. When you have booked your place a link will be emailed to you, within 48 hours of the webinar, with further instructions about how to join the event.

The session will also be recorded and afterwards an edited version will be shared with those schools that have booked a place.



COST: £70 for non-subscribing schools

This webinar forms part of the Gateway Alliance – Senior Leaders’ Network CPD subscription. Schools that have purchased this subscription have 1 FREE place on the live event.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Sir David Carter

Sir David Carter was the product of a comprehensive school in Cardiff, and was the first member of his family to go to university. Making a difference to the lives of dis-advantaged children has been a huge motivation to him throughout his career. He began teaching in 1983 and over the next 37 years has held a number of leadership roles at school, trust and system level.

Before joining the Civil Service in 2014 initially as RSC for the South West, Sir David was the founding CEO of the Cabot Learning Federation, a trust based in Bristol. He was appointed to the post of National Schools Commissioner (NSC) in February 2016 where his focus was firmly on building capacity so that the trusts that run our most challenging schools could sustain
improvement over time.

Since leaving the NSC role, Sir David has become a trustee of Centrepoint, the charity that is aiming to eradicate youth homelessness, a trustee of the charity that oversees the annual Teaching Awards as well as being on the board of the Talent Foundry a charity creating new opportunities through wider enrichment and support for dis-advantaged children. In November 2018 Sir David took up the role of Executive Director of System Leadership at Ambition Institute


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