July 2022 edition

Steve Rollett


I wish you a warm welcome to this special 2022 conference edition of Trust, which is drawn from CST’s Annual Conference and its theme of ‘Truly Civic’. Within this edition you’ll find a range of content inspired by, building on, and summarizing some of the rich keynotes and workshops delegates enjoyed over the two days.

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Leora Cruddas CBE

Reflections on a Duty of Care

In this conference edition of Trust, I wanted to reflect further on the themes of my conference speech. As I said in my speech, I am thinking hard at the...

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Warren Carratt

Our Community – Feeling Truly Connected

Warren Carratt, Chief Executive Officer of the Nexus Multi Academy Trust and CST member, offers his reflections as a delegate at the recent CST Annual...

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Dame Rachel de Souza

The Importance of Being Ambitious for Every Child

It was inspiring to be amongst so many people at the recent CST Annual Conference who are dedicated to making the world a better place for our childre...

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By Dave Thomson and Katie Beynon

Pupil Absence Since the Start of the Pandemic

We are all only too aware that Covid-19 led to unprecedented disruption for schools. Pupil absence has been, and continues to be, far higher than before...

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Tiffany Beck

How Strategic Communications can Supercharge your Civic Leadership Initiatives

As reflected in the theme of the recent CST Annual Conference #Truly Civic, the civic leadership role of School Trusts has never been more evident than...

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Surinder Kaur Dhillon

Safeguarding: What Trusts need to know about managing low-level concerns

Stone King was delighted to be at the CST Annual Conference in June, which was bustling throughout the two days. Alongside the host of eminent speakers...

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Tom Deacon

Trusts as Civic Leaders in Sustainability

Reflections on the CST Conference - #TrulyCivic

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Funmilola Stewart

The Importance of Honesty within the Teaching of British History

Funmilola Stewart, Head of History and Anti-Racism Lead at Dixons Trinity Academy shares her reflections on the powerful closing keynote offered by the...

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Hannah Cheek

Rethinking Science: Creating an Inclusive Science Curriculum

Following two years of online and remote conferences, it was an absolute pleasure to be attending this year's CST Annual Conference in person. After the...

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Steve Rollett

Building a Culture of Belonging

The issue of transferability can be problematic in education discourse. Conferences frequently feature voices from other walks of life, from sportsmen...

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