Non-Executive Director/Trustee - Agora Learning Partnership (ALP)

5 days left

unpaid/ voluntary
25 Aug 2020
25 Sep 2020
Specialist Area
Change Management
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP

The opportunity

The Agora Learning Partnership is an inclusive, collaborative and forward looking trust where everyone works together, learns together and succeeds together in order to give all of the children in the academies the best possible education and learning opportunities.

The trust currently consists of nine primary schools in Hertfordshire – five in the Watford area, two in Letchworth Garden City, one in Welwyn Garden City and one in Borehamwood. Six primary schools were the first wave of schools to join the trust in September 2017 and a further three primary schools joined in January 2018.

The board seeks two business leaders with expertise in

  • human resources or
  • marketing/media/PR or
  • property and estate management or
  • Education leadership, including secondary and SEN

As a key member of the board you will support the trust in achieving the following over the next 12 – 24 months:

  • Continue to develop the trust’s financial stability.
  • Raise attainment and improve the progress made by the overall MAT and each school.
  • Develop further the central function, bringing services into this aspect as capacity allows and efficiency dictates.

In the longer term, the trust would like to grow to c. 10,000 pupils and is open to considering partnerships or mergers with other smaller MATs and to develop school sponsorship.

What’s involved?

Board governance in education is a strategic, ‘eyes on, hands off’ commitment which typically involves attending c. six board meetings per year/6-8 hours’ time per month.

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

As an Academy Ambassador, you will join our ambassador network which provides resources, guidance, networking events and webinars to support you in your role.

All roles are pro bono.

What next?

Please register your interest now to be considered for the role.