Our principal sponsor
Education Development Trust
CfBT Schools Trust was founded in 2011 by Education Development Trust (formerly CfBT Education Trust), an international education company that transforms lives by improving education around the world. Education Development Trust is a member of CST, and acts as our principal sponsor, but we are separate organisations – legally and organisationally.
From offices in England, Wales, Brunei, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Malaysia, Kenya and India, Education Development Trust runs diverse projects and programmes – from Future Teaching Scholars in the UK, to the Girls’ Education Challenge in Kenya, which is helping more than 140,000 marginalised girls into school.
As CST’s sponsor, Education Development Trust informs our work with a global perspective through its significant and varied international education development expertise. Its Schools Partnership Programme supports our schools to self-improve with peer review, and privileged access to Education Development Trust’s research team guides CST teachers and leaders through the theory and practice of using research evidence to raise standards in our classrooms.