Resources for candidates

Candidates
Explore, read and download key guidance and information to support candidates lookinging for non-executive director roles in education. Learn the basics of the academy landscape and prepare to join a multi-academy trust board. 

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Resources for business leadersprepare for joining a board
prepare for joining a board
Non-executive director (NED) roles are increasingly competitive and desirable. The same is true for pro-bono as for paid. How do you secure your first role?...
Resources for business leadersprepare for joining a board
Resources for non-executive directorslearn what makes a good multi-academy trust
prepare for joining a board | learn what makes a good multi-academy trust
The Department for Education has published its guidance on the roles and duties of school governors and academy trusts. Proving good advice on the skills...
Resources for business leaderslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
Resources for non-executive directorslearn more about academy finances
learn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair | learn more about academy finances
This revised handbook (2018) sets out the financial framework for academy trusts, reflecting their status as companies, charities and public bodies. A must read for...
Resources for business leaderslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
learn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
The objective of the academy programme is to change education in England for the better by raising standards. As multi-academy trusts grow and develop in...
Resources for business leaderslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
Resources for employerslearn more about the benefits of senior staff joining academy trust boards
learn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair | learn more about the benefits of senior staff joining academy trust boards
To celebrate Trustees’ Week 2018, we asked Academy Ambassador alumnus Emanuela Sani, Head of Security at BT to share her experience in joining a 48-school...
Resources for business leaderslearn the basics of academies and multi-academy trusts
learn the basics of academies and multi-academy trusts
What are multi-academy trusts and how did we get here? Mark Lehain provided a brief history of education in March 2018 as Director of PTE...
Resources for business leaderslearn the basics of academies and multi-academy trusts
Resources for non-executive directorslearn the essential principles of the non-executive director role
Resources for trustsrecruit to my existing trust board
learn the basics of academies and multi-academy trusts | learn the essential principles of the non-executive director role | recruit to my existing trust board
The past quarter has been a particularly exciting time for education leaders and those involved in schools, academies and trusts in communities across the country...
Resources for business leaderslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
Resources for employerslearn more about the benefits of senior staff joining academy trust boards
Resources for non-executive directorslearn the essential principles of the non-executive director role
learn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair | learn more about the benefits of senior staff joining academy trust boards | learn the essential principles of the non-executive director role
The Education Secretary has issued a call to arms to businesses and skilled professionals to “play their part in helping the next generation to thrive”...
Resources for business leaderslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
Resources for trustsrecruit to my existing trust board
learn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair | recruit to my existing trust board
This note provides additional guidance to trusts that wish to recruit Members, as distinct from trustees or non-executive board members, through Academy Ambassadors.
Resources for business leaderslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
Resources for non-executive directorslearn what makes a good multi-academy trust
Resources for trustsrecruit to my existing trust board
learn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair | learn what makes a good multi-academy trust | recruit to my existing trust board
When Phil Jones – the Chief Executive of Yorkshire-based Northern Powergrid, and Regional Chair of Yorkshire and Humber CBI – first engaged with Academy Ambassadors,...
Resources for business leaderslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
learn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
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...
Resources for business leaderslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
Resources for non-executive directorslearn the essential principles of the non-executive director role
learn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair | learn the essential principles of the non-executive director role
Academy Ambassadors has produced a guide for trustees/non-executive directors of academy trusts, to help them understand their personal liabilities alongside the obligations which stem from...
Resources for business leadersprepare for joining a board
Resources for non-executive directorslearn about different models of multi-academy trusts
Resources for trustsrecruit to my existing trust board
prepare for joining a board | learn about different models of multi-academy trusts | recruit to my existing trust board
The Catholic Education Service provides a range of useful information, guidance, resources and model CES documents which relate to governance arrangements in Catholic schools and...
Resources for business leaderslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
Resources for employerslearn more about the benefits of senior staff joining academy trust boards
learn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair | learn more about the benefits of senior staff joining academy trust boards
A recent report by CIPD , produced in partnership with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), has been published to explore how better collaboration...