Sir David Carter was the National Schools Commissioner from 1 February 2016 to 31 August 2018.
Before his appointment he was the first Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West.
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. In 1997, he became headteacher of Cirencester Deer Park School in Gloucestershire.
His previous roles include:
He received a knighthood for services to education in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2013.