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
learn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair | learn more about academy finances
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 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...
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.
Resources for business leaderslearn more about the role of a non-executive director/ chair
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 the essential principles of the non-executive director role
Academy Ambassadors has produced a guide for trustees/non-executive directors of academy trusts, to help them understand their personal liabilities alongside the obligations which stem from...
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
Founded in 2012, REAch2 Academy Trust is the largest primary-only academy trust in the country. It is a growing charitable organisation and supports 55 primary...
Resources for non-executive directorslearn more about academy finances
learn more about academy finances
The Education Funding Agency has published a guide for school governors and academy trustees to help make sure schools manage their resources efficiently. The top...
Resources for non-executive directorsbecome a more effective non-executive director/ chair
Resources for trustsget more from my trust board
become a more effective non-executive director/ chair | get more from my trust board
Sarah Pittam, consultant and Regional Adviser for Academy Ambassadors has developed a due diligence checklist, a vital resource for trusts planning to grow.