• The Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Beckfoot Trust
  • 2020
  • Bradford, West Yorkshire

David Horn was Headteacher at Beckfoot School for 23 years before building Beckfoot Trust of which he is CEO. Beckfoot is a multi-academy trust with 4 secondary, 4 primary and 2 special schools in Bradford. David has helped thousands of young people and hundreds of staff develop and reach their full potential. He has committed himself to the principle that no child should be left behind and has a legacy of school improvement.

A commitment to effective leadership at all levels and in all areas led to the development of the innovative Bradford Partnership that David chaired, through which secondary schools worked collaboratively and transparently to develop models of improvement based on school to school support.

The guiding principles of the trust remain unchanged; ‘creating remarkable schools in Bradford’ and ensuring ‘no child is left behind’ so that lives change and communities thrive.