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Leora Cruddas

Leora Cruddas

CEO,
The Confederation of School Trusts

Leora Cruddas is the CEO of the Confederation of School Trusts – the national organisation and sector body for school trusts in England.  She has advised successive governments and sits on several Department for Education Advisory Bodies. She is the vice chair of the Head Teacher Standards Review Group. Prior to establishing CST, she was Director of Policy and Public Relations for the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL). Just before leaving ASCL, Leora established the Commission for Ethical Leadership, on which she served as a commissioner. She now sits on the Ethics Committee. She believes education is for the common good. Leora has six years of experience as a Director of Education in two London Local Authorities. She has extensive experience at senior executive level of working with schools and trusts to improve the effectiveness and quality of education.

  • Supporting a strong board culture focused on transparency, communication and clear responsibilities
  • Exploring what makes an effective board meeting and assessing the role of a strong chair in setting clear expectations and driving a vision forward
  • Evaluating the components of successful decision making based on robust evidence and guided by a focus on compliance and resource management
  • Assessing how to develop clear structures within a board and conduct self-reviews to scrutinise the performance of the board in conducting its functions