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Academy Ambassadors

A Business South Champion

Academy Ambassadors 3 Albert Embankment London, SE1 7SP

http://www.newschoolsnetwork.org/

Academy Ambassadors is a non-profit organisation set up to bring inspirational educationalists together with talented business leaders and professionals to build stronger academy trust boards.

Academy Ambassadors is a non-profit organisation set up to bring inspirational educationalists together with talented business leaders and professionals to build stronger academy trust boards. 

Academies are changing education by giving schools greater autonomy and the pace of change has been transformational - from 200 to 5,000 academies in 5 years. That change needs leadership and academies across England require skills learned from outside of education on their boards. We believe that high-calibre sector leaders are well positioned to support CEOs and executive principals as their academy trust develops – using their business acumen to offer advice and support as well as independent challenge and scrutiny. 

For business leaders a pro bono non-executive directorship is an excellent opportunity to develop professionally as well as to give something back to the wider community. As opposed to school governors sitting on the local governing body of one school; non-executive directors sit on a trust board of a Multi-Academy Trust which can have anywhere from 2 - 65+ academies and budgets ranging from £10m for a small trust to £100m+ for the largest. Leadership skills built up over a business career can be used to build successful, thriving institutions, turnaround failing schools and support innovation at free schools. 

Employers can participate by encouraging their staff to join the programme - knowing that they are investing in leadership development for their staff and improving the life chances of the next generation. The Academy Ambassadors programme has already been adopted by employers like HSBC, PwC, Lloyds and McKinseys.
We are always happy to hear from successful business people and sector leaders who are interested in a pro bono board role with an academy trust. Knowledge and experience of education is not a pre-requisite.


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