Campfire Education Trust in Milton Keynes seeks a trustee/non-executive director with an educational background and with a proven history of change or growth management to join its board. Board meetings are held in Beanhill, Milton Keynes 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
Established in 2013, originally as Bourton Meadow Education Trust, Campfire academies are a network of non-selective schools with a clear goal: to ensure all pupils, regardless of their background or prior attainment, have access to high quality educational provision. With schools in Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes, it is a growing trust focused on serving children within the communities in which they live.
The trust's schools include Bourton Meadow Academy George Grenville Academy, Lace Hill Academy in Buckingham Spring Lane Primary School and Lumbertubs Primary School in Northampton and the most recent one to join, Moorland Primary School in Milton Keynes. At this size, the trust is able to achieve its vision of creating a sustainable network of outstanding schools succeeding in closing the achievement gap. The trust is growing as slowly as necessary to ensure they never compromise on education quality. Bourton Meadow Academy has been judged as Outstanding by Ofsted, with three of the remaining schools being rated as Good, and the other two yet to be judged since converting to academies.
The board seeks a business leader with board level experience in
- Educational background, with
- Change management or
- Growth management
As a key member of the board you will support the trust in achieving the following over the next 12 - 24 months:
- To further to develop trust board leadership and governance capacity
- To ensure an educational perspective is accounted for within the board team
- Continuing to improve school performance
- Review the planned growth strategy
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.What next?All roles are pro bono.
Please register your interest now to be considered for the role.
People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.