Through the merger of Ambition School Leadership and the Institute for Teaching, we have created a faculty of specialists with frontline experience of the education sector.
Executive Director of Learning Design and Teaching
Marie leads all programme design at Ambition Institute. She also leads our teaching faculty, and the professional development of all academic staff. Marie is a former teacher, school leader, Head of Ark Teacher Training and also worked at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Executive Director of School Leadership
Tom leads our programmes for school leaders. He is a member of his regional Headteacher Board, trustee of a local MAT, and author of ‘Wholesome Leadership’. Tom is a former headteacher and education director. He is also founder of a charity supporting families affected by Down’s Syndrome.
Sir David Carter
Executive Director of System Leadership
Sir David leads our programmes for executive leaders. He was the Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West, National Schools Commissioner, a former music teacher, and CEO of the Cabot Learning Federation. Sir David was amongst the first National Leaders of Education and opened the first teaching school. He received a knighthood for services to education in 2013.