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Become A Trustee

Becoming a trustee can be an enriching experience for you, the community you serve and, most importantly, for the academy's pupils or students. 

Background on academy trusts Members / Trustees

Academy schools, which are charities run independently of local authority control, now account for 71% of secondary schools and 26% of primaries – and their number is growing all the time.

Many of these schools are grouped together as multi-academy trusts (MATs). There are currently 980 multi academy trusts of 2+ schools.  If the schools are to fulfil their potential, the trusts need non-executives (known in charity law as trustees) to bring a wide range of skills and experience to help guide strategy, ensure their ambitions can be soundly financed and keep their schools up to the mark delivering for their pupils.

“Academy boards must be ambitious for all children and young people and infused with a passion for education and a commitment to continuous school improvement that enables the best possible outcomes. Governance must be grounded in reality as defined by both high-quality objective data and a full understanding of the views and needs of pupils/students, staff, parents, carers and local communities. It should be driven by inquisitive, independent minds and through conversations focused on the key strategic issues which are conducted with humility, good judgement, resilience and determination.”  Source: Governance Handbook, Department for Education (2017)

Trusteeship is a voluntary, unpaid role for people who have the energy and skills to make a real contribution to shaping the future of our schools. 

A specialist knowledge of education is preferred but not always considered essential. 

Applications

If you are interested in applying for the role please send your CV and a short expression of interest detailing which role you are applying for to c.holden@cfat.org.uk

Please note candidates should live within reasonable travelling distance of the trust and/or have a link with the school/academy’s local community.

For more information, please call 01942 487973

Non-Executive Director - Application Pack