Resources for non-executive directors

Find all the resources you need in your role as a non-executive director, including essential reading, the latest Department for Education guidance, useful tool kits, background information and specialist trust information. 

Essential Reading

Resources for business leaderslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
Resources for non-executive directorslearn more about academy finances
Resources for trustsget more from my trust board
learn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair | learn more about academy finances | get more from my trust board
This revised handbook (2018) sets out the financial framework for academy trusts, reflecting their status as companies, charities and public bodies. A must read for...
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 non-executive directorslearn about induction into a NED role
learn about induction into a NED role
A wealth of information is available for new academy trust board members. Our induction pack is designed to help you navigate through the first months...
Resources for non-executive directorslearn about induction into a NED role
learn about induction into a NED role
As with any sector, understanding the acronymns and language is key to understanding and getting to grips with the role. Created by the NGA (National...
Resources for non-executive directorslearn the essential principles of the non-executive director role
learn the essential principles of the non-executive director role
Lord Agnew, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System, writes for the Academy Ambassadors blog on the important support and challenge a non-executive...
Resources for non-executive directorslearn what makes a good multi-academy trust
Resources for trustsget more from my trust board
learn what makes a good multi-academy trust | get more from my trust board
This free guide provides a framework which helps trusts at all stages of their development learn from other trusts.
Resources for non-executive directorslearn about data management in schools
Resources for non-executive directorslearn more about academy finances
Resources for trustsget more from my trust board
learn about data management in schools | learn more about academy finances | get more from my trust board
The Department for Education has published a new guide to provide academy trustees with a deeper understanding of educational and financial data.
Resources for business leaderslearn the basics of academies and multi-academy trusts
Resources for non-executive directorslearn the essential principles of the non-executive director role
Resources for trustsrecruit to my existing trust board
learn the basics of academies and multi-academy trusts | learn the essential principles of the non-executive director role | recruit to my existing trust board
The past quarter has been a particularly exciting time for education leaders and those involved in schools, academies and trusts in communities across the country...
Resources for employerslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
Resources for non-executive directorslearn what makes a good multi-academy trust
learn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair | learn what makes a good multi-academy trust
Improving the life-chances of young people and skills of school leavers is critical to the UK’s social and economic success. The academies programme is at...
Resources for business leaderslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
Resources for employerslearn more about the benefits of senior staff joining academy trust boards
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 more about the benefits of senior staff joining academy trust boards | learn the essential principles of the non-executive director role
The Education Secretary has issued a call to arms to businesses and skilled professionals to “play their part in helping the next generation to thrive”...
Resources for business leaderslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
Resources for non-executive directorslearn what makes a good multi-academy trust
Resources for trustsrecruit to my existing trust board
learn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair | learn what makes a good multi-academy trust | recruit to my existing trust board
When Phil Jones – the Chief Executive of Yorkshire-based Northern Powergrid, and Regional Chair of Yorkshire and Humber CBI – first engaged with Academy Ambassadors,...
Resources for non-executive directorsbecome a more effective non-executive director/ chair
become a more effective non-executive director/ chair
On Tuesday 30th January Inside Government hosted a forum to discuss the barriers to social mobility across the education sector and what can be done...
Resources for non-executive directorsbecome a more effective non-executive director/ chair
become a more effective non-executive director/ chair
Sir David Carter rings in the new year detailing what trusts and business leaders can do to help one another in 2018 and beyond.
Resources for non-executive directorslearn the essential principles of the non-executive director role
learn the essential principles of the non-executive director role
This free guide is for trustees/non-executive directors of academy trusts, and for companies and organisations whose employees are trustees/non-executive directors of academy trusts, to help...