The Journal for Executive and Governance Leaders

February 2019 edition

Caroline Whitty

Introduction

Welcome to the third edition of Trust the digital professional journal for executive and governance leaders. This publication is one of the many outcomes of the close collaborative partnership between the Confederation of School Trusts (CST) and its wholly owned subsidiary National Teacher Accreditation (NTA). CST is the national organisation…

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Leora Cruddas

The Importance of the Teachers

Last month, the Department for Education launched the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy, and the Early Career Framework (ECF). There was an astonishing amount of support from the sector for both. I think this reflects the way the DfE worked with the sector to develop this policy, but particularly the…

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Ian Bauckham CBE

Building Character and Resilience

What gives us character? What makes us resilient? These are two of the questions I look forward to grappling with as I chair the group announced by the Secretary of State Damian Hinds in his recent speech focussing on this topic. The discussions and consultations which lie ahead for our…

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Jonathan Simons

Governance at Scale

I won’t pretend to be a governance expert, but I’ve served on the body of an independent school, as the chair of a single Academy trust, now as a chair of an LGB, as a trustee and member of a large MAT, and also on the board of a national…

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Ian Buss

Fraud in the Education Sector

Throughout 2018, the threat to schools from fraudsters has compounded – not only are schools’ finance teams being targeted through malicious emails or vishing (telephone) scams but their pupils also face an increasing threat. They too are vulnerable to scams, but equally worryingly fraudsters also look to vulnerable young people…

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December 2018 edition

Leora Cruddas

Introduction

Welcome to the second edition of Trust, our Journal for Executive and Governance Leaders. We launched the journal at the inaugural conference of the Confederation of School Trusts (CST) on 11th October, and we were delighted that the Rt Hon Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education made the opening…

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Martyn Oliver

Educational Revolution

I am lucky enough that each working day, I get to drive throughout the whole of Teesside, Yorkshire, the Humber region and the East Midlands, beautiful places both to live and work. In doing this, I often find myself driving down the A1 on my way to Doncaster or even…

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Will Jordan

Striking the right balance

Since its earliest days, the academy movement has provoked fierce debate on the merits of centralisation. For some schools, a centralised management model signals a loss of autonomy – something that flies in the face of the academy ethos with its promises of greater freedoms. However, few would deny that…

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October 2018 edition

Rob McDonough

Introduction

Welcome to the first edition of our Journal for Executive and Governance Leaders. We call it ‘Trust’. We aim for Trust to be a regular, digital, periodical for our new organisation, the Confederation of School Trusts (CST, formerly FASNA) and for our wholly owned subsidiary, National Teacher Accreditation (NTA, formerly…

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