Evolve's contribution to the system.

This page details just some of the endeavors that The Evolve Trust have been involved in to contribute to the system.  

Claire-Marie contributes to a BBC Radio 4 programme - Rethink Education

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 Claire-Marie and students from across the Trust feature on BBC for a piece about 'Disadvantaged White Working Class Pupils'

Claire-Marie contributes to Benjamin Laker 's Forbes Article
'Why Leaders Need To Be More Compassionate And Benevolent'

"For senior leaders, leading, motivating, and supporting staff can be a challenge at the best of times,” she says. “However, we are now seeing the impact of Covid that has exasperated this challenge. 

Educationalists are now coping with a wide range of issues and feelings, such as fear, anxiousness, and vulnerability. As leaders, we now need to be more empathetic than we ever have before and need to prioritize the emotional wellbeing of our staff, and specifically, the adoption of wellbeing-focused cultures.”

Read The Full Article Here

Claire-Marie contributes to #InspirationFriday Podcast.

Carl Atkin speaks to ITV news:

'It's not fair' for students to sit exams next summer due to 
different class experiences during pandemic

ITV News Page 

Testing and feedback on ESFA systems

On 1 December 2020, Barbara took part in an interview with the ESFA to provide feedback on the View My Financial Insights tool used by CFOs, Finance Directors and Business Managers in the sector. This interview will help shape how the tool can be further developed to suit the needs of academies moving forwards. She also had the opportunity to see and provide feedback on new system designs that the ESFA have developed. 

Barbara also undertook user testing on the updated Land and Buildings Collection tool (LBCT), a return required to be completed annually by academy trusts. As part of the process, she also had the opportunity to discuss her experiences regarding the return with the ESFA. This is part of the ESFA’s process to ensure that the form works effectively prior to rolling out for completion. 

BBC Radio Nottingham 

Following Claire-Marie's input at the Education Select Committee, she was invited to answer some questions on the Drivetime Show of BBC Radio Nottingham. 

Barbara contributes to a panel discussion at The Academies Show 2020

Preparing Students, Staff and School Estates for Future Interruptions

Claire-Marie presents a thought piece about the evolution of education at The Academies Show 2020

COVID as a Catalyst for Evolution in Education- Adopting Agile Mindsets at Evolve Trust - Claire-Marie Cuthbert

Claire-Marie Cuthbert speaks at the Education Select Committee about disadvantaged students 

Claire-Marie contributes to the Education Select Committee on disadvantaged students ('left behind white pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds'). 

Click here to view the  Education Committee Video or here to find out more.

Following the meeting Claire was approached by BBC to discuss this further for a news item. 

Claire-Marie Wins LEAD50/50's Teacher/Director Of The Year

Claire-Marie contributes to a televised debate

Claire-Marie takes part in the 'blue collar conservative' conference, raising her thoughts on the future of education.

The Evolve Trust commit to achieve Leeds Becket University Award

MP, Ben Bradley visits The Evolve Trust at The Bramble Academy and describes us as 'A model for what education should be.

Claire-Marie Cuthbert - CollectivED Fellow for Leeds Beckett University

Evolve CEO on the Inclusion Panel discussion at the Sheffield Festival of Education

Vivenne Poritt visits Evolve to work with Executive Leaders on ensuring PLD makes a difference 

10% Braver - Women Ed Featuring Claire-Marie Cuthbert

Forward Ladies National Award for Evolve Trust CEO

The Evolve Trust awarded CPLD award for it's Professional Development Pathways

EMWA Award for Claire-Marie Cuthbert - Outstanding Woman in Education 2019

The prestigious East Midlands Women’s Awards (EMWA), which is now in its third year, was held at Nottingham’s stunning Colwick Hall and hosted by BBC Radio Leicester presenters Rupal Rajani and Dave Andrews, with special guest the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace in attendance who voiced his interest in increasing the number of women in senior roles.

The East Midlands Women’s Awards (EMWA) recognises and celebrates women from all sectors, backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and age, making it the region’s most inclusive event. Furthermore, it acknowledges the impact of women in society – from grass-roots levels to the top of the academic or corporate world.  

Skills for tomorrow's world - NGA Article

Evolve Trust features in the 2019 Capita SIMS Annual Conference

Evolve Trust CEO - Claire Marie Cuthbert part of Breaking The Mould event

The Evolve Trust is nominated for a Chad Business Award

The Evolve Trust reaches the finals of the Chamber of Commerce Community Business Awards


Lead, follow, or get out the way!

Claire-Marie Cuthbert shares her experiences of the journey to becoming a system leader with CEO's of the future at Buckinghamshire University

The Evolve Trust meet with Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills

This enabled The Trust Executive team to gain Andreas' views and thoughts on what a 21st Century education should look like based on the latest OECD research and evaluations.

Best practice visit to Pet-Xi

PET-Xi is a high-energy training specialist whose multi-award winning teams work tirelessly to make a difference to people’s lives, firing up their minds with engaging and positive learning experiences designed to help school students to achieve their target grades, jobseekers to get back into employment or those in business to up-skill and progress with their goals.

The Evolve Trust present for the latest cohort of Executive Leaders at Ambition School Leadership

Claire-Marie Cuthbert contributes to this publication, A Sum Greater than its Parts 

which seeks to offer perspectives from those who have successfully led and developed groups, not only academy trusts but also commercial groups of colleges. It includes insights from headteachers who have become chief executives and from operations directors. Each essay will, I hope, serve as a useful guide to those currently considering or developing a group of schools and provide some advice on what to do and what to avoid

Head Swap!

How The Evolve Trust broke down barriers - Two headteachers and a director of school improvement in Nottinghamshire have swapped roles for two years. It’s a move that has nudged them out of their comfort zones . . .

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CEO in conversation with Forum Strategy 

Blind recruitment - Evolve Trust Podcast
Blind Recruitment Podcast - Claire Cuthbert CEO

The Brick In The Wall - Podcast with Claire-Marie Cuthbert

The duo are joined by Claire Cuthbert, CEO of Evolve Trust, to discuss the importance of culture in education and Claire discloses who her pedagogical crush is. We also discuss the Headteacher Institute for the Headteachers within her trust and Claire also recommends a book for everyone in education to read and that's The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek.

Don't miss Claire's Confessional and her baptism of fire as a CEO as one member of staff decides to appear on TV...........just not the sort of show you would expect!

Podcast with Dean Kelly (RealiseMe) and Claire-Marie Cuthbert (CEO Evolve Trust)

Another great COVID schools discussion, with the amazing Claire-Marie Cuthbert, CEO of the Evolve Trust MAT in Mansfield. As you’d expect from the EMWAs Female CEO of the year, Claire is straight talking, full of infectious energy and positivity, with a firm grip on the future for her schools.

Running a MAT in a disadvantaged area brings with it many social difficulties and issues, all of which have been augmented during lockdown. Hear how Claire and her team have kept steadfast during lockdown, with schools open and staff going the extra-mile. Even delivering food parcels and Easter eggs to the families in need. As Claire says, maybe it’s time we all reflected on what it is to be a good human. Enjoy!

Joining the Dots Award for The Evolve Trust