Testimonials

Supporting the next generation of children

Carol Lees, Non-executive director
Lion Academy Trust

"I feel education is everybody's responsibility."

Exceptional Education for all

Philip Hogan
Non-exec, The Collegiate Trust

Looking forward to bringing experience of guiding businesses through change to education

Delivering outstanding outcomes

Sir Steve Lancashire, Chief Executive
REAch2

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

Academy Ambassadors provide fantastic resources to assist you

Helen Mannion
GLF Schools

"Educating the next generation is an invaluable element in all our futures."

Strategies and solutions needed to help schools develop

Vanessa Wright
Generations Multi Academy Trust

"I got involved in the Generations Multi-Academy Trust for a number of reasons. Over the course of the last year, I have moved into the Schools business at Pearson. Firstly, running our Schools Australia business and more recently have moved back to the UK and joining our Schools business here. Multi-academy trusts are growing in number in the sector and this experience has proven invaluable to understand the kinds of challenges the schools, teachers and learners are having. This insight really helps me think about the strategy and solutions we need to be developing to help schools achieve their goals. I have been hugely impressed with the professionalism of the Generations MAT and the quality of the conversations about how to help every student fulfil their potential. I have been heartened that this is exactly what we are also hoping to do at Pearson - helping people make progress in their lives through learning - and what and how we can better support our schools to do that.

Secondly, this newly formed multi-academy trust has a school in the trust with a demographic in an area very similar to where I grew up and I feel very lucky that I have been able to have experiences and opportunities that not everyone was able to have. This is my opportunity to give something back to a school like the one I went to so that others navigating the school system also feel that they can dare to dream and aspire to achieve things they never thought they would or could too.

Thank you Academy Ambassadors for enabling me to have this opportunity to work directly with a trust and group of schools. It has been a fantastic learning experience and a great opportunity for professional development."

I would recommend anyone with a potential interest in education governance to contact Academy Ambassadors

Chris Holyoak
GEP Academies

 "The obvious knowledge and experience of Sarah Pittam who carried out the interview was immediately clear and very reassuring and motivating."

Thank you Academy Ambassadors

Mark Mitchell, Chair
Solent Academies Trust

As the chair of a small academy trust that currently comprises of three special needs schools, I contacted Academy Ambassadors to ask for help in identifying potential new trustees with a business/finance background. Within two months Academy Ambassadors had identified two individuals who, as well as having the required skills, also had personal experience of working with people with special needs and disabilities. Both have now been appointed as trustees and this has undoubtedly strengthened our Trust Board.

Thank you Academy Ambassadors.

The process was quality assured by Academy Ambassadors every step of the way

Julie Cordice Director of Marketing, Communications & External Affairs
Green Spring Education Trust

"...a fast, efficient, professional service tailored to the specific needs of our organisation." 

Ensuring the development of talent in the UK

Gemma Rogers
The Boswells School Trust

I passionately believe in the value of good education and the benefits it brings not only to individuals but also to society as a whole.

"Improving the educational opportunities and life chances of our young people"

Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System

"I believe there is no more important work than improving the educational opportunities and life chances of our young people. I am pleased to see that business leaders who join academy trust boards feel they are having a real impact improving the business of academy trusts and raising standards. I hope their experience of what are challenging, fascinating and deeply fulfilling roles encourages many others to step forward."