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Carl Ward


Carl is the leader of the City Learning Trust, a 3 to 19 MAT in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.

He has worked as a senior leader over the last 18 years and has been a teacher for 26 years, working in a range of schools and organisations across a number of settings. He is Chair of the Careers and Enterprise Companies Education Advisory Board and a member of the Board of the Confederation of School Trusts. He is also a council member for both the International Con-federation of Principals and the European School Headteachers Association.

He was ASCL President in 2017-2018 and between 2009 and 2011, he was part of the Prime Minister’s Talent & Enterprise Taskforce and has advised the Number 10 policy unit on a number of aspects of Education. Carl has been Chair of the Schools Cooperative Society, a member of the Education Funding Agency Advisory Board and the DfE Schools and Academy’s Fund-ing Group (SAFG). He also chaired the College of Teaching Trustees selec-tion committee and has been a member of various DfE’s policy groups. Carl has regional, national and international experience in leadership development and school to school improvement, and has supported national and interna-tional projects and conferences for a range of organisations.


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