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. 

Essential Reading

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 (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 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
From kick-starting her career at the age of forty to taking on the Japanese business world to becoming a grandmother, Nikki shares how she succeeded...
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
learn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair | learn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
Governors and non-executive directors do not manage a school day-to-day, but are required to oversee its long-term development.
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 held a Board Development Event on Monday 7th September 2015. Details of the morning conference and further reading can be found below.
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
Nikki King OBE, Former MD and Honorary Chair of Isuzu Trucks UK Limited, joined the board of Greenacre Academy Trust in 2014. In this video,...