David Kennedy was Headteacher of The John Warner School, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire until 2017 and subsequently Executive Headteacher and CEO of The Hoddesdon School Trust. He is now Chair of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Council of the University of Brunel.
He studied in Bristol and at the Universities of Lancaster and Birmingham, and has taught history, politics and economics. He has a special interest in financial education, and the school he leads has had numerous innovative programmes in this field.
He was previously a National Leader of Education and works as a consultant for the Prince’s Teaching Institute. He has also worked extensively with the Goethe Institute over the past eight years, trying to encourage the teaching of German in British schools.