Ben Slade

Ben Slade
  • CEO
  • Company: SkillForce – Prince William Award

Ben is a high achieving, ambitious leader with a track record of significant and substantial improvement in schools and in the third sector.

Prior to joining SkillForce in 2015, Ben spent three years as executive headteacher for the UK’s largest independent school provider. Before this he was principal of a former special measures and National Challenge secondary school in Cambridgeshire. On appointment he was the youngest state secondary school headteacher in the UK.

During his tenure, headline GCSE attainment tripled and the student roll increased by over a third. Ofsted described the school’s turnaround as “exceptional” and the capacity for improvement under his leadership as “outstanding”. The former HM Chief Inspector of Schools, the late Professor Sir Chris Woodhead called Ben “a courageous leader” and “an immense talent”.

With Bens Ben’s educational background, tenacity and inimitable leadership style he is currently coordinating the development and implementation of The Prince William Award programme.