Beyond the CV

Mark Dugdale, Chair
Temple Grove Academy Trust

“We undertook a search for a trustee with specific HR experience and expertise and, frankly, had had little success through our own network and contacts.  Academy Ambassadors sourced a candidate whom we initially rejected on the grounds of the potential trustee’s lack of experience.  Academy Ambassadors persuaded us to look beneath this and focus on the particular individual and we found someone who both had ideal credentials and who immediately struck a rapport with the rest of the team.  I’m delighted to say that this individual has agreed to join us and we now have a much more rounded board of trustees.  We would not hesitate to recommend the services of Academy Ambassadors.”

Making a difference

Adelle Martin, Non-executive director
Primary First Trust

"I wanted to combine my focus for learning and growth with my passion for developing others and making a difference - the Non-Executive Director is the perfect role to do both with added benefit of working with my own community."

"Improving the educational opportunities and life chances of our young people"

Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System

"I believe there is no more important work than improving the educational opportunities and life chances of our young people. I am pleased to see that business leaders who join academy trust boards feel they are having a real impact improving the business of academy trusts and raising standards. I hope their experience of what are challenging, fascinating and deeply fulfilling roles encourages many others to step forward."

We were very impressed by the service that Academy Ambassadors provided

Angela Whatley
John Milton Academy Trust

"All the candidates Academy Ambassadors referred were of a very high calibre."

Such was their quality we have offered both candidates positions on our Board

John Atkins CBE, Chair
The Kemnal Academies Trust

"I was kept informed at each stage of the process"

Invaluable support

Mark Jeffries
Newly appointed Chair and Member of Evolution Academy Trust

“The support and advice from Academy Ambassadors has been invaluable. The opportunity to talk through the likely requirements of the role with Sarah Pittam was particularly helpful.”

Working with Academy Ambassadors has been a great experience

Holly Thompson
Cleves Cross Learning Trust

"I look forward to supporting Cleves Cross Learning Trust to drive the trust forward."

If I had tried to do this alone I would have been far less successful

Gavin Flynn
Sower and Vine Schools Trust (Diocese of Chelmsford)

"I have secured two positions on very different MATs and I am enjoying the experience enormously, as well as learning valuable skills."

I'm delighted to join the Cleves Cross Learning Trust board

John Muir
Cleves Cross Learning Academy

"I hope that I can help some of today's children start with an excellent education."

A community's future

Tim Courtenay
Non-exec, Hinkler Academies Trust

"Every child...deserves the chance to aspire."