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We launched the Confederation of School Trusts on 11 October 2018. By this edition of Trust, we are thirty-eight weeks old and I thought it would be a good time to take stock of what we have achieved over this period. Let’s start with our mission – to support our members to build an excellent education system in England, with every school part of a strong and sustainable group in which every child is a powerful learner and adults learn and develop together as teachers and leaders.
In June 2019, I was delighted to lead alongside Leora Cruddas, the CEO of the Confederation of School Trusts, (CST) a short series of roadshows with CEOs of Multi Academy Trusts that focused upon the ‘white paper’ that CST have published called the “Future Shape of the School System in England.” This excellent document has much to commend it but one thing in particular caught my imagination and that is the timely reminder that the single charitable object that all MATs should focus upon is “to advance education for public benefit.”
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