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Sir Andrew Carter OBE

Sir Andrew Carter OBE

Chair,
Employers Group for Teacher Apprenticeships

Andrew is CEO of South Farnham School Educational Trust. South Farnham Primary School has achieved many awards and accolades and has been named as Sunday Times Primary School of the Year twice. South Farnham was selected as one of the first ‘Teaching Schools’; it is also a National Support School. The School also has a flourishing SCITT with 120 trainees. Andrew is a National Leader of Education and has contributed articles and features in educational journals. Most recently, Andrew chaired the Independent Review of Initial Teacher Training, and was the Chair of the Employers Group for Teacher Apprenticeships in 2018. Andrew sits on a range of national strategic policy groups including the Teaching School Council and the Regional Commissioning Board for the South East England. In 2003 Andrew received an O.B.E. for services to education and a knighthood in 2014.

  • Outlining the journey to becoming an outstanding provider of Initial Teacher Training in a school-led setting
  • Sharing an update on the implementation of teaching apprenticeships: how they work, challenges, results and next steps
  • Exploring strategies for how schools can enhance their recruitment process including maintaining relationships with former pupils as well as through postgraduate teaching apprenticeships, attracting graduates with extensive experience
  • Increasing retention through a fresh approach to teacher training focused on career progression and job satisfaction to attract more skilled teachers and encourage more to stay in the sector