Testimonials

An exciting time ahead...

Jim Bristow
Non-exec, Future Schools Trust

"With... the critical need to get the most from the available budgets I see the time ahead to be exciting and rewarding"

Good governance in any sector needs the right leaders in the boardroom

Dr Margaret Mountford, Chair of Governors,
Marylebone Boys School and former adviser on The Apprentice

Good governance in any sector needs the right leaders in the boardroom. A well-run academy trust helps the next generation to thrive and more volunteers are needed across the country to step forward as academy board members. I have seen first-hand the difference good schools and good trusts make and I am delighted to work with the Academy Ambassadors programme to ensure talented British business leaders have the opportunity to join academy trust boards.

Ongoing success of the trust

Philip White, Chair
Unity Schools Trust

I would like to thank you again for the support and contribution to the board of trustees at Unity Schools Trust (UST) both recently and since 2016.
With your help we have changed the board from one based on representation from governing bodies to one that is now predominantly skills based; since 2016 we have appointed three trustees via Academy Ambassadors (AA) and are about to interview candidates from you for a fourth independent trustee role.
The range and quality of candidates has always been of a standard which has enabled us to identify individuals with the personal attributes and business skills required at that time. While I realise that we have, at times, been very selective, we have learned to rely on your advice and the services provided by AA to support the transformation of our board and the ongoing success of the trust.

Thank you for your support.

Philip White, Chair, Unity Schools Trust

Academy Ambassadors identified a field of very strong candidates

Martin Rigby, Chair
Morris Education Trust

"We were able to make two excellent appointments."

Working with Academy Ambassadors has been a great experience

Holly Thompson
Cleves Cross Learning Trust

"I look forward to supporting Cleves Cross Learning Trust to drive the trust forward."

Delivering outstanding outcomes

Sir Steve Lancashire, Chief Executive
REAch2

"AA made the impossible job of finding talented trustees possible..."

Effective search

James Weatherill, Non-executive Director
Langley Park Learning Trust

"I wish private sector search firms were this effective! Sarah (Regional Adviser) took the time and probed intelligently to understand what really motivated me about joining a trust, as well as how I could add value through my skills. We zeroed in on a trust that fitted my values and skillset surprisingly fast, and it was an excellent fit from the outset. I'd thoroughly recommend you apply, the process was an absolute pleasure."

We have made two excellent appointments.

Geoff Wyss, Chair
Guilford Education Partnership

"I have been very impressed with the service offered by Academy Ambassadors."

So far we are delighted with the results

Paul Tranter, Chair
Otley Prince Henry's Academy Trust

"Working with Academy Ambassadors gave us the opportunity to cast our net wider than our immediate community, giving us exposure to new people with different skill sets and expertise."

Academy Ambassadors is a thoroughly professional organisation

Keith Kirby
The Synaptic Trust

"It has been a very good experience."