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 about different models of multi-academy trusts
learn about different models of multi-academy trusts
The Schools Commissioner and regional schools commissioners work with school leaders to promote and monitor academies and free schools. Learn more on the Department for...
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 held a Board Development Event on Monday 7th September 2015. Details of the morning conference and further reading can be found below.
Resources for non-executive directorslearn about induction into a NED role
learn about induction into a NED role
Before applying for a board position in an academy, potential trustees/directors/governors should undertake some research into the work a prospective academy trust performs and its...
Resources for non-executive directorslearn the essential principles of the non-executive director role
learn the essential principles of the non-executive director role
Isabelle Dennigan, Head of European Operations at a leading financial institution and Academy Director for the STEP Academy Trust, talks about why she became a...