Shaping our Future:

Making Cumbria the best place to teach

Shaping Our Future is a joint initiative between Cumbria Education Trust (CET), the county’s largest multi academy trust, and national teacher development charity, Ambition Institute.

The 6th March event will bring together headteachers, school leaders and other senior stakeholders with a shared ambition to drive forward educational excellence in the county.

Keynote speakers are Vicky Beer, the Department for Education’s Regional Director for the North West; Leora Cruddas CBE, Chief Executive of the Confederation of Schools Trust and Ambition Institute’s Senior Dean of Leaning Design Jen Barker.

Monday 6th March 2023 From 3:30 PM

2023/03/06 16:00:00

Keynote Speakers

Vicky Beer CBE
North West Regional Director, Department for Education

Leora Cruddas CBE
Chief Executive, Confederation of School Trusts


Jen Barker
Senior Dean of Learning Design, Ambition Institute


Panel Discussion

Panel discussion led by Dan Barton, who will be joined by Matt Hood OBE, Chief Executive of Oak National Academy, and Dr Ruth Harrison-Palmer, Director of the Institute of Education at University of Cumbria.

Dan Barton
Assistant Director of Education and Skills, Cumbria County Council


Register Today

If you are a Headteacher, Chair of Governors or a member of a Senior Leadership Team, and would like to attend the event, please visit:

Want to know more about this event then please contact us on 016977 45300 or email


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