Resources for trusts

Find all the resources, information and guidance to support a range of multi-academy trusts through the recruitment process. 

Essential Reading

Resources for trustsrecruit to my existing trust board
recruit to my existing trust board
Great trustees build, grow and sustain great academy trusts. This guide offers advice on how to attract and recruit new independent trustees/non-executive directors and members...
Resources for trustsrecruit to my existing trust board
recruit to my existing trust board
Academy Ambassadors is expert at attracting strong board candidates from business and the professions and has placed over 600 senior business leaders as non-executive directors...
Resources for trustsrecruit to my existing trust board
recruit to my existing trust board
To make sure your board is the strongest it can be, we have created a simple checklist to check its strength. If you cannot answer...
Resources for trustsrecruit to my existing trust board
recruit to my existing trust board
Academy Ambassadors in partnership with Optimus Education held a webinar exploring how to build the right governance board for a new or growing multi-academy trust...
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. This form...
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 trustsget more from my trust board
get more from my trust board
The Department for Education has published a new good practice guidance for multi-academy trusts. Relevant reading for new multi-academy trusts or existing trusts looking to...
Resources for non-executive directorslearn about sponsorship
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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 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...
Resources for trustsrecruit to my existing trust board
recruit to my existing trust board
This exemplar role description from the Catholic Education Service will be useful for any Catholic trusts looking to recruit foundation governors. The document outlines the...