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Non Executive Director / Trustee at The Thames Learning Trust

Academy Ambassador
Berkshire, England
Closing date
20 Feb 2022

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This is an opportunity to contribute to the community within Berkshire by becoming an Academy Ambassador at The Thames Learning Trust. Board meetings are held at RG2 7PY when safe to do so.

The Academy Ambassadors programme brings the expertise of the business world onto boards at multi-academy trusts (MATs) throughout the country to raise standards of education and improve the life chances of young people, which is critical to our social and economic success.

The opportunity

The four-school Thames Learning Trust comprises two primary schools and two secondary schools catering to pupils within Berkshire. The trust seeks to recruit one trustee/non-executive director with experience in Change Management, Entrepreneurial and Business Management. Board meetings are currently held virtually but will take place at the trust schools when safe to do so.

The board seeks one business leaders with board-level experience in:

- Change Management

- Entrepreneurial and Business Management

Throughout your term of office (typically four years, but this may vary between trusts), you will be an active contributor to key board decisions. Specifically, in the next 12 - 24 months the trust's key focus areas will be:

1 Maintain Ofsted rating of 'Outstanding' at Baylis Court School;
2 Grow the Trust to a level of 6-8 schools;
3 Establish a period of stability following the Covid 19 pandemic.

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, amounting to approximately four-six 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.

The Academy Ambassadors Programme is committed to supporting boards with inclusive recruitment practices, and we actively encourage applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds.

What next?

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

Please be aware the closing date may change if we have received sufficient applications.

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