Governance is ever more important and requires a high-calibre board in a system where funding, accountability and control are devolved to trusts. The Department for Education, Regional Schools Commissioners and Education and Skills Funding Agency have high expectations. Trusts therefore need to have the right people with the right skills around the board table to provide challenge and scrutiny, guidance and support.
It is vital for trusts to grow and change and this requires a regular refresh of board membership. Newly formed and small multi-academy trusts outgrow their legacy membership and growing multi-academy trusts must continually develop in order to ensure the board has an evidence-based strategy, drives financial efficiencies and holds the trust’s executives to account.
Chairs and chief executives increasingly recognise the benefits of acquiring external, independent expertise in order to steer their trust as it develops.
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