The Confederation of School Trusts is the national organisation and sector body for school trusts in England advocating for, connecting and supporting executive and governance leaders. Our Annual Conference has grown to be one of the biggest and most influential events in the education calendar in England, attracting 1300 delegates and dozens of leading figures in education.

Our 2024 event promises to be the biggest yet, building on our sell-out 2023 conference, guiding school trusts as they build for the future.

About CST

CST is a membership organisation of organisations. This means that the organisation – the trust – is the member. We are proud to support and represent 70% of the academy sector in England.  Our members are responsible for the education of more than three million young people and children.

CST is shaping the education policy agenda for school trusts.  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 for education on the big issues that matter most.

In addition to our annual conference, we organise a number of community conferences focuses on individual areas of school trust operation. We also run a range of training courses for school trust leaders and those involved in trust governance, and regularly publish guidance and thought leadership on the big issues facing the sector.

Leora Cruddas CBE

Chief Executive, CST

Steve Rollett

Deputy Chief Executive, CST

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