Academy trustee recruitment: Why use the Trustee Recruitment Service?

We know that the role academy trustees play within education is incredibly important. These dedicated individuals provide invaluable guidance and oversight, shaping the strategic direction and ensuring the success of academy trusts. However, finding the right academy trustee(s) with…

School governors and academy trustees: What are the differences?

In a previous blog post, we discussed academy trustees: who are they, and what do they do? We touched briefly on the differences between the role and that of school governors within the education space. While both are crucial in overseeing educational institutions, understanding the differences between…

How corporate expertise adds value to academy trust boards 

Academy Trust Boards, responsible for the strategic oversight and governance of academies, are increasingly recognising the value of the significant contributions of individuals with corporate backgrounds. As the importance and benefit of a corporate mindset has become more widely sought within education, as has the need for academy…

Academy trusts: What is their role in education?

Over the past decade, the education sector has seen an increasing number of schools become academy trusts and enjoy the benefits trust-status can bring (including the sharing of staff, curriculum expertise, and good teaching practice). This shift has generated some inevitable questions on what academy trusts are. In addition…

Debunking myths: Being an academy trustee in multi-academy trusts

Are you considering becoming an academy trustee within a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) but have reservations about taking up the role? There are many common myths and misconceptions surrounding academy trustee positions that put people with suitable skills off applying. In this blog, we’ll debunk those myths and shed…

Academy trustees: Who are they and what do they do?

Are you somebody with senior board-level experience, who is looking for a rewarding volunteer role where you can make a difference in the lives of children and young people? Or you may be a school governor wanting to take the leap towards learning more about academy trustees. …

Trustees week wraps up – considerations from our CEO

It’s been a week to reflect on the important role that trustees play in education, and for our Trustee Recruitment Service team, it has been an opportunity to talk to colleagues in the sector about the challenges finding the right people brings. 

Trusteeship: Making a difference, to you and the sector 

As a CEO of a trust, I have learnt an enormous amount from my time on the boards of CST and National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). The opportunity to sit on the other side of the table and be involved in the strategic planning for the future of an...