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Jul 2023
Alison Lawson from Weaver Trust argues that working together really does mean ‘being in it together’ and not only has the outcome of better chances for children - but also supports and nurtures teachers own sense of well-being. Read it here.

Jul 2023
Hafeeza Joorawan (Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office) provides step-by-step guidance on how to tackle data protection challenges in school trusts, including subject access requests (SARs), inappropriate disclosures and how to ...

Jul 2023
Emma Wilks (Interim Co-principal, Nishkam High School) shares five ways in which her school, as part of Nishkam School Trust, has increased CPD with a special focus on early career teachers. Read it here.

SEND education adviser Stephen Kilgour reflects on his journey towards developing more progressive, child-centred approaches to assessment. He argues assessment systems should be like our learning environments – inclusive, responsive, and ...

James Goffin, Head of Communications, CST, gives a look at the three shortlisted nominees for the Governance Professional of the Year category for the MAT Excellence Awards. Read it here.

Jun 2023
Christina Astin explores existing partnerships between state and independent schools, how they are working together to address challenges, and how new partnerships can be formed. Read it here.

The Rt Rev Martyn Snow reflects on the power of words through the lenses of CST and Ambition Institute's paper, 'A Good Life' and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Reimagining Care Commission. Read it here.

David Weston, Founder and Co-CEO of the Teacher Development Trust, sets out five key principles to reflect on when building alignment to professional development across a school trust.   Read it here.

May 2023
Simon Garrill (Chief Executive, Education for the 21st Century) shares the journey the trust has been on over the past three years to identify barriers to effective professional development, and what strategies have been implemented to overcome ...

Peter Higgin, Artistic Director and joint CEO, Punchdrunk Enrichment, sets out the effectiveness of immersive learning in schools and how the use of theatre can be used as an educational tool to break down social barriers between children, boost ...