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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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
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This revised handbook (2020) 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
By working together, inspirational educationalists and talented business leaders can provide a better future for the next generation. Improving the life chances of young people,...
Resources for business leaderslearn the basics of academies and multi-academy trusts
Resources for non-executive directorslearn what makes a good multi-academy trust
Resources for trustsrecruit to my existing trust board
learn the basics of academies and multi-academy trusts | learn what makes a good multi-academy trust | recruit to my existing trust board
This document from the Department for Education provides high-level information about the roles and responsibilities each structure and person holds in academy trust governance.
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 what makes a good multi-academy trust
Resources for trustsget more from my trust board
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Ann Mee A highly respected international board level director with governance, finance, operational risk, and change management expertise, and over 35 years’ experience delivering major...
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 what makes a good multi-academy trust
Resources for trustsget more from my trust board
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With over 15 years’ management experience in executive positions at Pearson, Vanessa Wright Vice President of UK Schools Sales and Marketing at Pearson and Generations...
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
Resources for non-executive directorslearn what makes a good multi-academy trust
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Sign up to our Monthly OnBoard webinars aimed to help you adjust to what may be a new sector with its own language and culture...
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Resources for trustsget more from my trust board
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In the final blog from the BDD 2019, Will Colahan highlights the key points raised in the afternoon session, focused on raising the aspirations of...
Resources for business leaderslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
Resources for employerslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
Resources for non-executive directorsbecome a more effective non-executive director/ chair
Resources for non-executive directorslearn what makes a good multi-academy trust
Resources for trustsget more from my trust board
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Purposeful leadership: effective and ethical boards Academy Ambassadors held a Board Development Day on Monday 11th November 2019. Resources from the conference and further reading...
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
In October 2019, Sarah Pittam, Regional Adviser for South East and South London, covered the key fundamentals of a board role in educartions, what the...
Resources for business leaderslearn the basics of academies and multi-academy trusts
Resources for trustsget more from my trust board
learn the basics of academies and multi-academy trusts | get more from my trust board
Following the recent launch of wave 14 free school funding, Hannah Jackson from the Advisory Team, New Schools Network , shares her insight into how...
Resources for business leaderslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
Resources for business leadersprepare for joining a board
Resources for non-executive directorsbecome a more effective non-executive director/ chair
Resources for trustsget more from my trust board
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Steve Playford, Global Director of the Financial Times, talks through the next steps after a stellar career and what a NED portfolio can do for...
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
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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...