The Journal for Executive and Governance Leaders

December 2019 edition

Caroline Whitty


Welcome to the new edition of Trust. I am pleased to provide my synopsis of the range of topical subjects covered in this issue. In her lead article, Leora Cruddas, CEO of CST refers to Zook and Allen’s book The Founders Mentality in which they talk of the insurgent mission…

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David Laws

Teacher Shortages: Is pay an issue?

The government continues to find it challenging to meet its recruitment targets for teachers – not least in shortage subjects. Meanwhile, a significant increase in the secondary school pupil population is expected over the next few years, which will create additional pressures. Since 2010, overall teacher numbers have been static,…

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Luke Sparkes

A choice and a commitment

The premise of Patrick Lencioni’s excellent book, The Advantage, is that the single greatest advantage any company can achieve is organisational health. Yet it is ignored by most leaders – and in education – most leadership development programmes. At Dixons, we have made organisational health central to everything we do.…

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Sarah Haythornthwaite

Closing the Reading Gap

As education leaders, but also as parents, I think we can all agree that reading is at the heart of all learning. So I found it encouraging that, since 2018, the results of KS2 SATs have shown a small but promising increase in the number of students leaving primary schools…

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