May 2021 edition

Robert McDonough


This edition of Trust, our journal for Executive and Governance leaders, is a special conference edition. Our authors reflect on their experiences of conference and on some of the key policy issues facing us today.

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By Leora Cruddas and Steve Rollett

The Case for Collaboration

The Secretary of State for Education set out the Government’s ambition for every school to be part of a family of schools in a strong multi-academy Trust...

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Tiffany Beck

Shifting the Narrative Around School Trusts

At CST’s recent Annual Conference, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson promoted Trust Partnerships, an opportunity for schools to have an informal relationship...

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Adrian Shardlow

Towards a Fully Academised System – but Keep it in the Family

Gavin Williamson has a clear vision of the future of the state-funded school system and that is for every school to be part of a family of schools in a...

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Nick Gibb

The Early Career Framework: Bridging the Gap from ITT to a Sustained Career

With schools having welcomed all pupils back to the classroom, there is a sense of optimism as we see young people once again enjoying the benefits of...

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Mary Myatt

Essentialism and Getting Back on Track

‘The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.’ Stephen Covey

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Matt Larsen-Daw

Understanding our Place in Nature - The Potential Impact of Environmental Education

The Dasgupta Review, an independent review into The Economics of Biodiversity commissioned by the HM Treasury, was published on 2nd February 2021.

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Steve Rollett

Telling the Story of Intelligent Regulation

It was my pleasure to host a panel discussion at CST’s annual conference on the issue of regulation. We were joined by an esteemed group of panellists,...

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Charis Evans

The House of Tomorrow: The Activism and Values of Zaiuddin Yousafazi

It can be too easy to be critical of the fragmented, sometimes fractious state of English education and take our children’s right to universal state...

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Paul Tarn

The Tham Luang Cave Rescue - A Parable for our Work with Disadvantaged Children

For those of you who were not able to attend the CST Virtual Conference last month, one of the many powerful keynote contributions was about the Tham Lung...

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Rachel de Souza

The Big Ask

This has been a year like no other for children. The sacrifices they have made are enormous, like not seeing friends and family, having to learn remotely,...

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Laurence Holmes

Winning Together: The Value of Collaborative Working

At the recent CST virtual conference, we were delighted to co-present a Masterclass session with Renaissance, one of our key suppliers. In this session,...

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Ken Lloyd

An Ethos for Effective Questioning

This article sets out some personal thoughts in relation to possible approaches to delivering effective questioning and challenge at Trust Board meeti...

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