Become a governor

Academy Ambassadors

Academy Ambassadors is a non-profit organisation set up to bring inspirational educationalists together with talented business leaders to build better multi-academy trust boards. Academy Ambassadors matches Academy Trusts looking to strengthen their boards with business leaders seeking to develop their board career. The service is completely free.

Since Academy Ambassadors was established in 2013 we have appointed over 90 non-executive directors to academy trust boards and recruited a further 200+ potential non-executives. AA recruits high-calibre business people as potential academy trust non-executive directors, by:

  • Recruiting to a ‘pool’ of potential NEDs via personal referrals; our corporate partners; running business-breakfasts and events and leading ‘cold-call campaigns.’
  • Advertising specific posts on web-based networks and headhunting via personal and business networks.

For more information on how Inspiring the Future can help, you can:

 

Exeter Church of England Diocesan Board of Education (EDBE)

Church of England schools and academies are community schools with a Christian foundation and ethos and have a very strong relationship with the parish church and local community.. The role of any governor is challenging yet many find the opportunity of serving their school and local community by sharing skills and experiences very rewarding. Like every other school, being a Governor in a church school is a commitment to the children, staff and parents to make the school and the learning the very best it can be.

They have vacancies in a number of schools and academies across the diocese so if you are interested or want to find out more information about how to become a governor, you can:

Inspiring Governance

Inspiring Governance is a new free service that enables you to find appropriately skilled volunteers interested in becoming a school governors or trustees in your area. It is built upon the highly successful Inspiring the Future online volunteer/school & college matchmaking service which has over 10,000 teachers and over 30,000 volunteers registered across the country.

There are two videos to showcase how its free online matchmaking service works to connect prospective governors with schools and colleges nationwide.

Volunteers sign up to become a governor or trustee, giving their location and listing the skills and experience they can bring to a board. Governing boards seeking new governors can view all the volunteers in their area or specify the skills they’re looking for, connect with volunteers directly and begin the process of recruiting.

For more information on how Inspiring the Future can help, you can:

Latest News

Free GEL until 31st March: Clerking a Trust or Local Governing Board training

GEL has released a module Clerking a Trust or Local Governing Board (requires login), which was designed to help you: Be familiar with the terminology used in the governance of academies Understand how the nature of governance varies in ...

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Posted: 28th Mar 2017

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The Education Policy Institute on the national funding formula

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has today published the first comprehensive review of the consequences of the government’s national funding formula. The report supports the views reported in the press recently that the proposed funding ...

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Posted: 27th Mar 2017

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