Steve Rollett

Steve Rollett
Steve Rollett is Deputy Chief Executive of the Confederation of School Trusts (CST), the national organisation and sector body for school trusts in England. Before joining CST, he was Curriculum and Inspection Specialist for the Association of School and College Leaders. Steve has sat on a range of advisory bodies, including Ofsted’s curriculum advisory group. Most recently he has supported Oak National Academy and the Department for Education’s remote learning advisory group. Originally trained as a history teacher, Steve was a Vice Principal of one of England’s most improved secondary schools before moving into a career in education policy.

Articles from this author

Policy, Practice and Avoiding Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance is a term first coined by Leon Festinger in the 1950s and is used to describe the mental discomfort an individual feels when they...

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Introduction

Welcome to this issue of Trust journal. As ever, it is the product of a range of voices in the school system, from School Trusts to partners offering commercial...

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An Interview with John Dickens

Following the publication of the Schools White Paper, Steve Rollett, CST’s Deputy Chief Executive, spoke to John Dickens, Schools Week Editor, about...

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Introduction

We publish this latest edition of Trust ahead of the imminent arrival of a Schools White Paper. Many of the headlines have already emerged, with the government...

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Understanding what Makes a Strong Trust

With a white paper nearing, expected to include more detail on the government’s ambition for all schools to be part of a strong Trust, there is a pressing...

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An Interview with Jon Severs

The education press is a significant actor in our education system. Against a backdrop of speculation about the forthcoming government White Paper, Steve...

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Introduction

Welcome to this latest edition of Trust. It is the final edition of 2021 and provides a useful opportunity for us to take stock.

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School Improvement: The NET Result

It’s twelve months since I wrote my first article for Trust journal and it’s just over twelve months that I’ve had the privilege of being Deputy...

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The Resumption of Ofsted Inspections – Key Points for Trust Boards to Consider

With a more ‘normal’ schedule of Ofsted inspections expected to resume in the Autumn term, let’s take a bit of time to remind ourselves of key school...

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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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Introduction

It’s a privilege to welcome you to this latest version of Trust Journal. As you will see, once again we have another edition packed full of thoughtful...

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A Bridge to the Future

The capacity of people to look optimistically into the future, even when the present is deeply challenging, is perhaps one of the most remarkable and uplifting...

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Introduction

Welcome to this December edition of Trust, which is the final edition of 2020. In some ways it would be nice to describe this as a bookend to what has...

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Stronger Together

It is wonderful to be able to write this piece as CST’s Deputy Chief Executive. My only regret is that I’m not doing so in happier times. That said,...

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