April 2019 edition

Caroline Whitty


Welcome to the April edition of Trust. I am pleased to provide my taster of the range of topics we address in this issue.

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David Laws

Navigating The Uncertain Political Landscape

As I write this article, UK politics continues to be dominated by Brexit, which is crowding out everything else, and distracting attention from other key...

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Sam Freedman

A System View

Recently we passed a major milestone in the history of English education which, given everything else going on, received relatively little attention. More...

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Dr Peter Kent

As Others See Us

The poet John Donne famously wrote that ‘no man is an island’. In education we can extend that metaphor to say that no school or education system is...

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Roger Inman

SEN Placements in Mainstream Schools: Successful Challenge By Academy Confirms Correct Process To Be Used By Local Authorities

The placement of students with the most extensive Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in mainstream schools continues to be a significant challenge...

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Stef Edwards

Learn-AT Framework for School Improvement

Learn-AT launched in September 2016 – a mixed Church of England and Community multi-academy trust of seven primary schools, all aligned around a vision...

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Tiffany Beck

Key Challenges in MAT Governance

Governance in MATs is an evolving beast – rightfully so, because if it continued to function only as it did before, we’d be doing our schools a disservice....

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Stephen Morales

School Resource Manager Advisors

With the economic crash in 2008 and the government’s subsequent commitment to reduce the national budget deficit, the country has suffered ten years...

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Jesse Johnson

Enabling Trust-Wide Collaboration Through The Use Of Technology

One of the primary roles of MATs is to create a culture of collaboration across the organisation that transcends all levels from the Executive to the frontline...

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