Latest: FED Event to launch a Year of National Celebration for the 150th Anniversary for State Education

Meet our people

Carl Ward

Chair of the FED and Trustee:

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 has been a member of the Board of the Confederation of School Trusts. He is also a council member for both the International Confederation 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 Funding Group (SAFG). He also chaired the College of Teaching Trustees selection 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 international projects and conferences for a range of organisations.


How you
can help.

We look forward to hearing from you – through our consultation opportunities you share your thoughts. If you wish to help, please get in touch.

Thursday 17th September

Register for event

18.00 – 20.00

Fill in the form opposite to register your interest and we’ll send you a confirmation email of registration.

Please note, you will receive further information about how to attend the event closer to the time.

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