What is a strong trust?

What is a “Strong Trust”?

Strong trusts are expected to offer:

  • High quality and inclusive education,  using evidence-based curriculum design and implementation
  • School improvement: improve standards and quality, transforming previously underperforming schools
  • Strategic, expert governance; strong local identity, engage effectively with parents and wider community
  • Financial management; prioritises use of resources,  including estate to deliver best education for children
  • Workforce; trains, recruits, develops, deploys and retains great teachers and leaders
  • Prioritises staff wellbeing



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