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Sir David Carter
National Schools Commissioner
Department for Education

Sir David Carter became National Schools Commissioner on 1 February 2016, having previously worked for 18 months as Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West. Sir David is the former CEO of the Cabot Learning Federation, a post he held from September 2007 to August 2014.

Sir David is a music graduate of the University of London and has taught music in comprehensive schools across the country since he started teaching in September 1983. He received a knighthood for services to education in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2013.