Trusts

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Good academy trust governance requires a high-calibre board. Our free, bespoke recruitment service pairs an expert, senior Regional Adviser with every academy trust to refine the role and shortlist only the best candidates for the trust. 

 

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.

You can find out more by using the links below, or by downloading our introductory brochure.

Summer pause

From the end of the summer term, the Academy Ambassadors board recruitment service will not commence any new trust recruitment cases. We will reopen the service during September.

If you have been referred by the ESFA or RSC, or believe your recruitment activity requires more urgent attention, please email us on academyambassadors@newschoolsnetwork.org with ‘Summer Priority’ in the subject line. Demand is extremely high at present and we are unable to guarantee a timescale for the commencement of your activity. Any urgent cases will be referred to the Regional Schools Commissioner office and/or ESFA prior to commencement of activity to ensure visibility.

If you have not been referred, please instead email academyambassadors@newschoolsnetwork.org with ‘Expression of Interest list’ as the subject, to be added to our waitlist for support. Our regional team will contact you in due course to advise on support.