Become a Trustee
Interested in becoming a trustee?
Trustees play a vital role in education. By volunteering as a trustee you can make a difference by shaping the future of children.
Governing within our trust also provides an opportunity for personal development, building your skills and experience in areas such as project management, budgeting, and working as part of a leadership team.
Trustees work together to fulfil the purpose of the trust board:
- strategic leadership – defining the vision, fostering the trust’s culture and setting the strategy
- accountability and assurance – robust and effective oversight of trust operations and performance
- engagement – strategic oversight of relationships with stakeholders, ensuring decision-making is supported by meaningful engagement
Trustees are responsible for governing a charitable company and directing how it is managed and run. Trustees must also ensure that the trust complies with all legal and statutory requirements. Trustees should seek the advice of the board’s governance professional and other professional advice as appropriate.
If you would like to discuss any aspects of the role before submitting an application of interest, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our board will be more than happy to call you for an informal chat.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Getting involved in school and trust governance
Watch this short video produced by the The National Governance Association (NGA) for more information.