Trust Journal

Steve Rollett

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 services and, of course, input from CST too. We hope it speaks to a range of trust leadership roles and that there’s ‘something for everyone’ here. This matters to us because Trust leadership is, of course, a shared endeavour.

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Steve Rollett

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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Rebecca Boomer-Clark

Rethinking Governance: A Place-Based Design

With schools spanning from the Isle of Wight to Middlesbrough, Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) has one of the largest national footprints when it comes...

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Samuel Skerritt

2022-2030: Beyond the White Paper

When the White Paper was released, many commentators were quick to suppose a lack of real vision and ambition from Whitehall. Cries of ‘there’s nothing...

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Ruth Ashbee

Knowledge-building for School Improvement: Exploring the roles of School Trusts and the School Trust community

In his paper Communities of Improvement: School Trusts as Fields of Practice, Steve Rollett notes that:

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Dai Durbridge

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

The 2022 version of Keeping Children Safe in Education landed on 20 May 2022. Along with some tweaks around the edges and an expansion of Part 5, there...

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Stephanie Mason

Managing the Changing Risk Profile of Academy Trusts

It has long been a requirement for Academy Trusts to formally manage their risks through a risk management policy and system and maintenance of a risk...

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Steve Rollett

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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Michael Oakes

What do the DfE’s Digital Maturity Research and Technology Standards mean for Trust Leaders?

Digital transformation and the digital maturity journey that it represents are ideas that have percolated into many public sector organisations. Steps...

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Phil Herriott

Opportunities Presented by the Changing Face of Financial Transactions in Schools and Trusts

As our digital landscape continues to evolve, commercial charge cards provide a range of financial efficiencies and risk control opportunities in the education...

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