Spring 2020

National Leaders of Governance Masterclasses – delivered by the Confederation of School Trusts (CST) on behalf of the DfE

As the sector body for school trusts, CST is working with the DfE to prepare and deliver masterclasses for National Leaders of Governance working with School Trusts. CST is undertaking this work as part of their core charitable purpose to build sector capacity and advance education for public benefit. This masterclass is being offered FREE to all National Leaders of Governance who hold Chair or Trustee roles on School Trusts Boards.

Getting your Scheme of Delegation Right

This masterclass, offered in partnership with Stone King LLP, will focus on the principles of delegation and how to develop your schemes of delegation. It will be a practical, hands-on masterclass.

Outcomes: This session will enable you to undertake a critical analysis of your trust’s scheme of delegation.

You will have undertaken a critical analysis of your MAT’s scheme of delegation, identifying areas for revision and development.

Joining with or merging School Trusts (with Stone King LLP)

There is increasing appetite in the sector for trusts to consider joining another trust or merging to order to create a group that is educationally and financially sustainable.

The ‘Trust Dividend’ – trust-wide evaluation and preparing for Ofsted’s summary evaluation

The ‘trust dividend’ is the reward or added-value that individual schools receive by being part of the trust. Sir David Carter says: “The Trust Dividend is the aggregate impact of the formal collaboration that the trust leads across the schools who make up the whole – the sum of the parts in effect.”

Sir David Carter, Executive Director of System Leadership at Ambition Institute and Andrew Read CEO of DEMAT will be delivering a session at this masterclass.

This masterclass explores the concept of the Trust Dividend. Specifically, the masterclass explores methods of self-evaluation and will help participants to prepare for Ofsted’s summary evaluation. Summary evaluations are when inspectors evaluate the quality of education provided by a Trust and Trust Leaders’ contributions to this, drawing on previous inspections of individual schools within the Trust well as mechanisms for monitoring the effectiveness of their individual schools.


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