July 2019 edition

Caroline Whitty


Welcome to the July edition of Trust. I am pleased to provide my synopsis of the range of subjects covered in this issue.

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Leora Cruddas

Taking Stock

We launched the Confederation of School Trusts on 11 October 2018. By this edition of Trust, we are thirty-eight weeks old and I thought it would be a...

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Sir David Carter

Expanding the Reach and Influence of Educational Leaders of the System

In June 2019, I was delighted to lead alongside Leora Cruddas, the CEO of the Confederation of School Trusts, (CST) a short series of roadshows with CEOs...

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Sam Twiselton

A Potential Paradigm Shift in the Way Teachers Begin Their Professional Journey

It’s good timing to be writing for Trust as new teachers are very much on my mind right now. I have recently started chairing the DfE expert group that...

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Steve Savory and Hannah Woodhouse

What Does a Great MAT Do in School Improvement?

Since multi-academy trusts were created, or school trusts as we would now know them, there has been much discussion about what it is that great MATs do...

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Alison Peacock

The Need For a Strong Professional Culture in Teaching – At Every Level of the System

How do people react when you tell them you work in teaching? Do they look at you with respect and admiration, celebrating your work to benefit the future...

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Emma Perkin

Why the Governance Leadership Programme is So Important

At the Spring CST conference on Effective, Accountable and Ethical Governance I was asked for the one piece of advice I would give to a new trustee. My...

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Ciara Campfield

Academy Trusts and the Risks of Insolvency

Academy trusts’ financial circumstances are becoming more challenging and increasing numbers are now seen to be at risk of insolvency. With the fall...

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Melissa Bell

Using Procurement to Create Social Value

Social Value UK defines social value as "the quantification of the relative importance that people place on the changes they experience in their lives”....

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