February 2019 edition

Caroline Whitty


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 and sector body for school trusts and NTA (formerly NIPT) is the largest independent national Appropriate Body providing a high quality NQT accreditation service to schools of all types and phases including a growing number of MATs.

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The Importance of the Teachers

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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...

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Jonathan Simons

Governance at Scale

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Kate Dethridge

Supporting the Key Contribution of the School Business Professional

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Leading a Self-Improving Workforce: 3 Great Opportunities for MATs with the New NPQs

As part of a huge swathe of policy on teacher recruitment, retention and development, the government has announced a new suite of National Professional...

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David Muijis

Evidence-Informed Inspection: Curriculum Research and the Education Inspection Framework

Without a curriculum, a school is just a building full of teachers and pupils.

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Emma Hughes

The Four Most Common Questions asked about Executive Pay Setting…

Not a day goes by when there isn’t something in the press about executive pay. Whether it’s a piece urging ethical governance or a piece challenging...

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Improving Governance in Trusts: a Competency Framework to Support Career Development

Strong governance is vital to the success of any organisation and it is essential that those people employed to implement good governance practices in...

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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...

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