May 2019 edition

Caroline Whitty


Welcome to the May edition of Trust. I am pleased to provide my synopsis of the topics covered in this issue.

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Leora Cruddas

Reflections on Autonomy

The term ‘autonomy’ is a highly contested and misunderstood concept. The whole question of the practice of autonomy needs more careful thought and...

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Marie Hamer

Trusts in the Driving Seat to Take on the Teacher Retention Crisis

Every trust executive needs to prioritise taking care of their teachers and leaders. The evidence on exit rates shows that we cannot afford not to do ...

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Peter Hyman and Liz Robinson

Why We Need A ‘Big Education’

There are growing numbers of people – teachers, parents, students, employers – who believe that our current education system and the debate around...

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Chris Jones

Hatchet or Scalpel – Developing A Different Narrative

You will not have missed the continuing dialogue concerning challenges in school funding. Impassioned reactions of education leaders and the concerned...

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Emma Knights

The Time To Chair

Chairs of multi academy trusts (MATs) are spending an average of fifty days per year – or approximately one day a week – carrying out the role, recent...

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Nick MacKenzie

Delivering Organisation Results

There is so much that has been written on the subject of clarity of purpose and vision and how that should shape and drive everything done in an organisation...

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Ruth Lowe

Improve Your Accountability Through Positive Parental Engagement

For Multi Academy Trusts, the matter of accountability and transparency remains a growing concern with parents calling for greater clarity on decision-making...

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Ollie Lane

Changing The Narrative – Telling Your Trust’s Story

Once upon a time, schools were schools. Some of them were good, some of them less so. But they were all schools – and they were all called schools, whether...

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Leora Cruddas

Changing The Story

At the legal and ethical heart of what we do as academy trusts lies something bold and aspirational – our core charitable purpose is to advance education...

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