Practitioners Council – Co-Chairs 2023-2024

We are delighted to introduce the co-chairs of the FED National Practitioners 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.

Dr Kate Bridge

Dr Kate Bridge is Head of Physics and Head of Habs Diploma at Haberdashers school for Girls in Elstree. She has 20+ years of classroom and middle -management experience in a number of different settings. She is currently on the Council for the Chartered College of Teaching and is a Chartered Teacher. Kate is an advocate for Physics and nationally mentors non-specialists to feel confident in delivering the curriculum. She is also passionate about participation in Physical activity in education.

Education gives choices and opens doors. Kate hopes that a long-term plan for education improves the accessibility of these choices to all learners at all ages and stages and that the teaching profession in the UK is viewed as a beacon and given the standing it deserves in society.

Karl C. Pupé FRSA

Karl C. Pupé FRSA, author, speaker and teacher with 15 years experience in primary, secondary, and Further Education. He is known for his award-winning books, ‘The Action Hero Teacher: Classroom Management Made Simple’ and ‘The Action Hero Teacher 2: Teachers of the Lost Class.’

He’s the founder of, specializing in behaviour management. Karl served as a Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEETs) Coordinator and Alternative Provision Lead, focusing on re-engaging and reintegrating challenging and SEMH learners into mainstream schooling.

He has worked with prestigious educational organizations including the NEU, TeachFirst, NowTeach The Chartered College of Teaching, the University of Essex, and the RSA. Karl’s ‘Action Hero Teacher Blog’ was ranked among the top 10 education blogs in the UK by Vuelio in September 2020. In September 2021, he was honored with a fellowship from the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture and

Commerce (The RSA) for his outstanding contributions to the well-being of young people through his Action Hero Teacher initiative and workshops.

“Our students need our help. Our young people are facing challenges that we could scarcely imagine when we were in school. Education needs reform and fast. My hope is that we can create a cutting-edge, equitable, and inclusive education system that will equip our young people with the tools to navigate these interesting times. We at the FED will make as much noise as we can to make it happen.”


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