Trust Peer Review

Drive sustainable school improvement across your trust

Aligned to the CST's Strong Trusts Assurance Framework, this expert-led three-day review evaluates trust effectiveness in driving school improvement and outcomes for the children and young people they serve

Who is it for? 

School trust leaders seeking to develop themselves and their trust to secure better pupil outcomes

How does it work?

Collaborative, expert-led, developmental peer review

Three days working together with a Leader Reviewer and peer trust leaders to explore strengths, areas for development and next steps

Celebrate strengths and identifies actionable next steps

Trusts are reviewed with rigour, but on their own terms to ensure the process is attuned to their specific context and school improvement priorities

Provides unrivalled CPD and insight into other trusts

Trust leaders can train as a peer reviewer and visit other trusts, gaining unique CPD and ideas to bring back to their own trust

Being a reviewer gave me perspectives across all aspects of the trust: staff, leadership, governance, etc. and this was really helpful in understanding how the trust operated as well as providing real insights into my own situation. Reflection after the review has led to some substantial change here

Carolyn Morgan, CEO, Ascent Academies Trust

The review was exactly what we needed - we had properly challenging questions asked of us, perceptive independent scrutiny of our structures, ethos and activities and third-party validation of our own Quality Assurance. Worth doing every couple of years

Gary Lewis, CEO, Lighthouse Schools Partnership