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The 4 pillars of my new role Sir David Carter
Executive Director of System Leadership at Ambition School Leadership writes about his new role
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The Tes Podcast: Ofsted, crumbling schools and positivity The latest edition of education's favourite policy podcast Continue Reading
Confederation of School Trusts - Board Director Meeting Patel: Leaders should lift admin burden off staff Item found on page 7 of Schools Week magazine (published 12 October 2018) Continue Reading
Hinds: Help me find ways to hold academy trusts to account Item found on page 7 of Schools Week magazine (published 12 October 2018) Continue Reading
Damian Hinds MP Damian Hinds speech at Confederation of School Trusts conference Education Secretary speaks at launch of Confederation of School Trusts to praise the diversity and accountability of academies. Continue Reading
Confederation of School Trusts Hinds wants school leaders’ ideas to improve MAT assessment - Schools Week Education secretary Damian Hinds has called on school leaders to come forward with their views on how to better hold multi-academy trusts to account, in a speech at the launch event of the CST today. Continue Reading
Damian Hinds MP Hinds calls for 'urgent answers' over Labour's plans for academies Education secretary Damian Hinds will launch a defence of free schools and academies in a speech to academies chiefs today. Continue Reading
‘Leave our kids alone,’ Hinds to tell Labour in speech - Schools Week The education secretary will use a speech to the Confederation of Schools Trust to attack Labour Party policy on academies, branding it “dangerous control freakery”. Continue Reading
TES article thumbnail Five questions the academy sector must ask itself The next 12 months must be about building confidence in multi-academy trust model – and here’s how, says Leora Cruddas Continue Reading
TES article thumbnail 'Related-party deals are the issue, not academies' Panorama rightly shone a light on related-party transactions - but this is an issue for all schools, says Leora Cruddas. Continue Reading
School Week article image Schools Week 96% of members back creation of ‘Confederation of School Trusts’ Continue Reading
Brown Jacobson podcast In this podcast Leora Cruddas shifts our focus from ‘autonomy’ to ‘subsidiarity’ or ‘collective autonomy’, exploring what it means for the school system. Continue Reading
TES article thumbnail 'We need to make better decisions over CEO pay, but the majority of academies don't pay excessively' 'We need to make better decisions over CEO pay, but the majority of academies don't pay excessively'
Of course, we need to ensure that public money is spent responsibly, but it's hard to make the case of 'excessive' CEO pay without understanding the context of each trust, writes one education expert.
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TES article thumbnail ‘No one is advocating for the academies sector – it’s very beaten’ The academies system has become used to negative headlines – but it now has a champion to defend it. Step forward Leora Cruddas, chief executive of Fasna, an advocate of school autonomy who tells Martin George that giving power to school leaders is the most effective way to raise standards. Continue Reading