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 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
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
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 about induction into a NED role
learn about induction into a NED role
Our induction pack is designed to help you navigate through the first months covering the essential information you need to know as you begin your...
Resources for non-executive directorslearn more about academy finances
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learn more about academy finances | get more from my trust board
This handbook sets out the financial framework for academy trusts, reflecting their status as companies, charities and public bodies.
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...
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
learn the basics of academies and multi-academy trusts | learn the essential principles of the non-executive director role
Starting this year with English and Maths, changes are being made to GCSE qualifications and the grading system in England. Below is a helpful presentation...
Resources for non-executive directorslearn about data management in schools
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learn about data management in schools | get more from my trust board
Multi-academy trusts are not short of data and yet clear, concise and timely board information is still a real challenge. With a systems landscape largely...
Resources for non-executive directorsbecome a more effective non-executive director/ chair
Resources for non-executive directorslearn more about academy finances
Resources for trustsinduct new board members
become a more effective non-executive director/ chair | learn more about academy finances | induct new board members
Strong outcomes for children depend upon accurate financial planning and oversight of spending. The Department for Education, the Education and Skills Funding Agency and leading...
Resources for non-executive directorslearn what makes a good multi-academy trust
Resources for trustsinduct new board members
learn what makes a good multi-academy trust | induct new board members
A child living in one of England’s most disadvantaged areas is 27 times more likely to go to an inadequate school than a child in...
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
High standards at primary school forms the bedrock of future success for young people. At our Board Development Day 2017, Lion Academy Trust from East...
Resources for non-executive directorslearn more about academy finances
Resources for trustsget more from my trust board
learn more about academy finances | get more from my trust board
The Department for Education has published a series of information pages on the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) as it affects academies in England.
Resources for non-executive directorslearn more about academy finances
learn more about academy finances
It is vital that schools maximise the efficient use of their resources, to achieve the best outcomes for all their pupils and best promote social...
Resources for non-executive directorslearn more about academy finances
learn more about academy finances
An improved schools financial benchmarking service has been launched online by the Department for Education (DfE) following feedback from users.