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Leora Cruddas

Confederation of School Trusts (CST)

Leora Cruddas is the CEO of the Confederation of School Trusts (CST). She was recently Director of Policy and Public Relations for the Association of School and College Leaders. She has six years of experience as a Chief Education Officer in two London Local Authorities. Leora has a wide range of experiences that reflect her passion for making a difference in the lives of children and young people. She is a committed educationalist who has extensive experience at senior executive level of working with schools to improve quality of provision and standards.

  • Assessing the core principles of a successful governance structure and discussing how boards can deliver professional development that supports effective accountability for an academy
  • Evaluating what constitutes effective governance leadership and how a board can effectively collaborate with a principal to ensure joined up leadership
  • Appointing trustees and committee members through skills based appointments and assessing how academies can conduct a skills audit of their governance structure
  • Ensuring clarity of responsibility and structures and delivering self-review and skill development for a board