David Whitaker

Executive Principal & Director of Learning, Wellspring Academy Trust

Dave is the Executive Principal of Springwell Learning Communities (SEMH Special & Alternative Provision) in Barnsley and Lincolnshire.

He is a National Leader of Education and a core/founder member of the Head Teachers’ Roundtable Think Tank.

Dave is an active campaigner for educational change and was recently a member of the DFE’s Exclusions Expert Reference Group. He is a regular speaker at conferences as well as facilitating on various school leadership programmes. He has contributed, as an author, in several educational books and blogs regularly about school leadership, special educational needs and behaviour.

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