Trust boards and CEOs: Why ‘staying strategic’ matters more than ever this Summer

At a time of significant new initiatives for academy trusts, Rachael Gacs calls on CEOs and trust boards to ensure they also stay focused on the bigger picture and the wider societal trends that will impact upon their organisations and the young people they serve. In this article she makes the case for strategic and proactive leadership.

Recent weeks have seen the first major policy announcement on academy trusts for more than five years. The renewed emphasis on trust growth by the Government, and the launch of the Trust Partnership model intended to spur it, is going to be a big focus for boards and CEOs in the coming months. The model will allow more schools to ‘try before they buy’ and experience working with a trust to access the capacity, the expertise and the collaborative benefits it brings. It will be a positive opportunity for trusts to begin to forge relationships with new schools, to work together for the benefit of a greater number of pupils and staff, and, ultimately, to grow.

Featured

Related Posts

How Data Savvy is your Board?

How Data Savvy is your Board?

Patrick DunneForum Strategy AssociateIn a recent Linkedin Article, From a Maps to a SatNav world -The way Boards are taking decisions is changing, I shared the chart below and made a few comments on the characteristics of “Data Savvy” boards.  The chart and...

read more
Trust-wide CPD: creating coherence and impact

Trust-wide CPD: creating coherence and impact

By David WestonTeacher Development Trust One of the key benefits of being part of an academy trust is the ability to ensure teachers and leaders have high quality professional development, based on the very best thinking and drawing upon the expertise of the whole...

read more

Need Help?

Get In Touch

Follow Us