School trust priorities: CST research findings

26 July 2022

Join The Confederation of School Trusts and Edurio as they explore the research findings of the National CST School Trust Report.


11am - 12pm


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Join The Confederation of School Trusts and Edurio as they explore the research findings of the National CST School Trust Report.


The Confederation of School Trusts (CST) and Edurio have recently launched the CST National School Trust Survey Report 2022. 

In this session Ernest Jenavs will present the key findings from the report and Charis Evans will highlight CST’s work to support the sector and reflect on how education suppliers provide value to school trusts.

With the move towards every school becoming part of a strong trust by the end of the decade, trusts are increasingly becoming the customer for a large share of the services provided to schools. Understanding trusts’ needs and priorities is key as the sector continues to develop.

By joining this session you will:

  • Gain a detailed understanding of the priorities and challenges faced by school trusts for the coming year 
  • Hear the sector body’s perspective on what makes a strong trust
  • Engage in valuable discussion and exchange ideas with colleagues working with school trusts on a regular basis



Ernest Jenavs is the CEO and co-founder of Edurio. He is a frequent public speaker globally on effective use of school sector trends and the role of stakeholder feedback in schools. Ernest advises a number of school trusts and national school systems and participates in policy debates by the OECD and European Commission.




Charis Evans is Director of CST Professional Development which provides professional development, events and consultancy support for the school trust sector. Charis was previously Business Development Director at the Chartered Governance Institute, and has worked in a range of creative and commercial roles in the educational publishing and heritage sectors. 



About the Confederation of School Trusts

Confederation of School Trusts is the national organisation and sector body for school trusts in England.

Through its three pillars - advocate, connect, support - CST is shaping the education policy agenda. Bringing together trusts in England from every region and of every size, CST has a strong, strategic presence with access to government and policy makers to drive real change through research for education on the big issues that matter most.

CST is proud to support and represent more than half of the academy sector, in turn responsible for the education of over two million children and young people.

About Edurio

Edurio is England’s leading provider of staff, pupil, and parent feedback surveys for schools and school trusts, working with over 100 trusts and 2000 schools across England and internationally.

Edurio regularly publishes research reports based on feedback from pupils, parents and school staff. To visit the full set of Edurio’s thought leadership reports, visit https://home.edurio.com/insights.

Read the full report here.

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