Businesses and other organisations can also become academy sponsors in their own right or partner with a school and work together on sponsorship. Some of the best-known academies have been founded by business leaders, including Lord Harris and Sir Rod Aldridge.
Sponsors are responsible for:
- the performance and finances of their school or multi-academy trust
- setting up the academy trust
- selecting the governing body
- recruiting the headteacher
The sponsor will work closely with the headteacher or CEO to run the academy or group of academies in a multi-academy trust.
Academy Ambassadors can talk to you about the opportunity and connect you to business leaders who have undertaken sponsorship. We will also put you in touch with your Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) to discuss your ideas.
Contact us to find out more.