Persuaded me it would be fun

Paul Goodson
Swale Academies Trust

"They found me an appointment which suited my personal skills and interests."

Make a difference to education

Mitesh Patel
Acorn Trust

"Academy Ambassadors talked me through all the steps."

Augment the capacity of an academy trust

Norman Rose, Member
Partners in Learning Academy Trust

I am pleased to be able to use my business experience to augment the capacity of an academy trust to combine the provision of education within a commercial framework, thanks to Academy Ambassadors.

it was clear that we needed directors with specific skills

Beverley Owens, Executive Principal
The Sovereign Trust

"Working with Academy Ambassadors we have built an exceptional board of directors"

Academy Ambassadors provide fantastic resources to assist you

Helen Mannion
GLF Schools

"Educating the next generation is an invaluable element in all our futures."

"I wanted to give something back"

Roderic Rennison
Wembley High Multi Academy Trust

"I have already learnt a lot and am now beginning to make a contribution."

Strategies and solutions needed to help schools develop

Vanessa Wright
Generations Multi Academy Trust

"I got involved in the Generations Multi-Academy Trust for a number of reasons. Over the course of the last year, I have moved into the Schools business at Pearson. Firstly, running our Schools Australia business and more recently have moved back to the UK and joining our Schools business here. Multi-academy trusts are growing in number in the sector and this experience has proven invaluable to understand the kinds of challenges the schools, teachers and learners are having. This insight really helps me think about the strategy and solutions we need to be developing to help schools achieve their goals. I have been hugely impressed with the professionalism of the Generations MAT and the quality of the conversations about how to help every student fulfil their potential. I have been heartened that this is exactly what we are also hoping to do at Pearson - helping people make progress in their lives through learning - and what and how we can better support our schools to do that.

Secondly, this newly formed multi-academy trust has a school in the trust with a demographic in an area very similar to where I grew up and I feel very lucky that I have been able to have experiences and opportunities that not everyone was able to have. This is my opportunity to give something back to a school like the one I went to so that others navigating the school system also feel that they can dare to dream and aspire to achieve things they never thought they would or could too.

Thank you Academy Ambassadors for enabling me to have this opportunity to work directly with a trust and group of schools. It has been a fantastic learning experience and a great opportunity for professional development."

My experience with the Academy Ambassadors has been fantastic

Abbas Khurshid
Webster Primary School

"I wanted to contribute something back to my local community"

An exciting time ahead...

Jim Bristow
Non-exec, Future Schools Trust

"With... the critical need to get the most from the available budgets I see the time ahead to be exciting and rewarding"

Contributing to great work

Nathan Peacey, Head of Markets at Foot Anstey LLP
Trust in Learning Academy Trust

"So here I am, sleeves rolled up, and ready to get stuck in."