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 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
A new guidance for schools on workforce planning has been published by the Department for Education. The non-statutory guidance on reviewing school staff structure is...
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
Ofsted has published its recommendations on how schools can better prepare young people for the world of work.
Resources for non-executive directorslearn about sponsorship
Resources for trustsget more from my trust board
learn about sponsorship | get more from my trust board
Essential reading for trusts seeking to grow, The Department for Education's guidance documents on expanding your academy trust. Contents include Regional Schools Commissioners, school improvement,...
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 Sutton Trust: Education Endowment Foundation toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research on teaching 5-16 year olds. Filtered alphabetically the toolkit provides detailed...
Resources for non-executive directorslearn what makes a good multi-academy trust
learn what makes a good multi-academy trust
Academy Ambassadors' Second Annual Board Development Day saw the delivery of some highly inspiring and insightful sessions from non executive directors on leading multi academy...
Resources for non-executive directorslearn about induction into a NED role
learn about induction into a NED role
The Education and Skills Funding Agency manage £54 billion of funding each year to support all state-provided education for 9.6 million students aged between 3 and 19.
Resources for non-executive directorslearn the essential principles of the non-executive director role
learn the essential principles of the non-executive director role
There is a surplus of information on academy finances but this guide explains the basic methodologies behind academy funding.
Resources for non-executive directorslearn about induction into a NED role
learn about induction into a NED role
Data is a critical means of understanding how the schools within your trust stand, particularly in comparison to other trusts in the area and nationally.
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
Statutory guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) explaining local authorities' and regional schools commissioners' responsibilities relating to schools causing concern. This resource is essential...
Resources for business leadersprepare for joining a board
Resources for non-executive directorslearn about different models of multi-academy trusts
Resources for trustsrecruit to my existing trust board
prepare for joining a board | learn about different models of multi-academy trusts | recruit to my existing trust board
The Catholic Education Service provides a range of useful information, guidance, resources and model CES documents which relate to governance arrangements in Catholic schools and...