National Education Leaders Council – Co-Chairs 2023-2024

We are delighted to introduce the co-chairs of the FED National Education Leaders Council between 2023-2024. Our stakeholder councils play a pivotal role in our thinking as we develop the systems and strategies that support a long-term vision and plan for education.

Charlotte Avery

Charlotte is completing her 17th year as Head at St Mary’s School, Cambridge. She takes up her second headship in August at St Cuthbert’s College in New Zealand.

Charlotte was educated in the state-maintained sector for half her education and started her teaching career in a girls’ grammar school. She served as a board member for the Association of School & College Leaders (ASCL). She is an inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate and a board member for the International Coalition of Girls’ Schools.

Charlotte has various governance roles in both the state and independent sector.

She is honoured to be co-chairing, with Dr Andy Hodgkinson, the National Educational Leaders Council for FED.

Dr Andy Hodgkinson

Andy is a Programme Leader in UCL’s Centre for Educational Leadership. He leads on the programme design and content development of the Centre’s suite of National Professional Qualification Leadership Programmes; teaches on a number of the Centre’s post-graduate courses and undertakes research in educational leadership. Prior to this he was the Simon Industrial Follow at the University Manchester where his research focused on system leadership and curriculum design.

Before working in higher education Andy was an executive leader within the education sector with a proven track record of outstanding leadership in both public and private sector contexts, including executive headship and local authority roles. He is an experienced advisor on system transformation combining national and international policy to drive system wide improvements at school, local, regional and national levels improving outcomes for pupils at a micro level and improved system delivery pathways at a macro level.


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