Stuart Rimmer

Develop a culture of trust and the rest will follow

Restore confidence in FE by displaying capability, credibility and faith in your team

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Trust is not often talked about within educational leadership but it should be considered a factor vital to our success. We are now, more than ever, living in a low-trust culture.

Low trust in politicians undermined the election, low trust within all sectors of business pervades. Education is no different. Successive years of cuts have forced leadership teams to make redundancies, reduce budgets and attempt the impossible – more for less. Staff trust has been eroded.

In our own college, we have just completed a merger. Sadly, mergers inevitably bring essential staff restructuring and rapid ...

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