Improving the life chances of young people, particularly the disadvantaged, is critical to the UK’s social and economic success. The objective of the academies programme is to change education in England for the better by raising standards. As multi-academy trusts (MATs) grow and develop in pursuit of this objective, they face significant challenges. The skills and experience of business leaders can help these trusts and their pupils succeed.
New Schools Network's Academy Ambassadors Programme provides a free, bespoke recruitment service to multi-academy trusts looking to strengthen their boards. Since 2013 the not-for-profit programme funded by the Department for Education has helped trusts to fill over 1600 board roles. The Academy Ambassadors Programme recruits high-calibre business candidates with skills in areas such as finance, law, audit, risk, change and growth management.
By working together, inspirational educationalists and talented business leaders can provide a better future for the next generation.