Board roles as part of a leadership development programme


“Becoming a non-executive director not only helps our staff to further develop their leadership skills, it provides the opportunity to gain valuable board experience while they deal with the challenges of building thriving new trusts, turning around failing schools and unleashing innovation.”

Reece Booth, Associate Management Consultant, PwC

Academy Trust Board roles are a unique way for employers to develop their senior managers' leadership capabilities.

The roles develop a wide range of leadership competencies – financial stewardship, reputation management, organisational development and standards in public life. Knowledge and experience of education is not a pre-requisite. However, the roles do require strategic leadership and sometimes ask for specific skills such as change management, HR, legal or financial skills. 

The Academy Ambassadors Programme also has partner organisations that can support junior and middle leaders into single school governance roles.

Our benefits guide provides more details and the Academy Ambassadors Programme team can help to define expected outcomes in line with your own corporate frameworks.