Become a Trustee
There are over a quarter of a million volunteers governing in state schools in England. By joining them, you can make a valuable contribution to school leadership.
It is a rewarding role, working towards a shared goal of providing high-quality education for children and young people in your community. It 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 team.
We are currently looking for trustees with an enthusiasm for education to join our board. We are hoping that you can help us to fill our vacancies and work with us to continually improve our education offer for every child in our community.
What is involved?
The amount of time that you will spend on your role varies as a trustee, there are a minimum of 6 board meetings you are required to attend per academic year and it is likely you will also be a member of an additional committee. We estimate that actual meeting time will be no more than two hours per meeting, but you should also allow time to prepare by reading the paperwork in advance. In addition, you may periodically be sent other reading and be required to attend training and school events.
What qualifications do I need?
Ideally suited to professionals with experience of leadership and decision-making, the role of trustee is challenging but very rewarding with real scope for personal and professional development as well as enhancing the life chances of our pupils.
No specific qualifications are required to become a trustee, but there can be certain expectations. We are seeking people who have enthusiasm, time and a real desire to make a significant difference to children. We are especially interested in recruiting trustees with experience in at least one of the following areas:
- Education and school improvement
- Financial expertise e.g. chartered accountant
- Risk management and audit
- HR and personnel
Trustees are essential for the effectiveness and success of The Learning Partnership Trust and its academies; it is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling role.
The Learning Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all volunteers to share this commitment. These posts are subject to appropriate checks and clearances.
If you are interested in becoming a Trustee please complete this contact form.