Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire
New Schools Network
This is an opportunity to contribute to the community within Gloucestershire by becoming an Academy Ambassador at Gloucestershire Learning Alliance. Board meetings are held at GL52 8NN or GL51 8HY 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 Gloucestershire Learning Alliance started on the 1st November 2013 with three founder schools Bishops Cleeve Primary Academy, Rowanfield Junior School and Springbank Primary Academy. The trust has since grown to support eight academies total, with Longford Park Primary Academy, Rowanfield Infant School, Badsey First School, Tredington Primary School, all becoming a part of the Alliance. Great Oldbury Academy, a free school, is due to open in September 2021.
The trust feels that become an alliance was a natural progression, coinciding with its belief in collaborative learning and collective efficiency, and determination to ensure that more young people receive a great education through Quality First Teaching and Assessment for Learning. Each of the trust’s academies continue to strive through effective recruitment and teaching and learning policies, but have also benefitted from the shared capacity of expertise that has significantly impacted on the outcomes it is able to achieve.
The trust operates a number of principles, including but not limited to: Outstanding teaching and pupil outcomes; Clear and simple accountability; Transparent and honest feedback and Successful recruitment of the best candidates at all levels.
The 5 key drivers are:
The board seeks two business leaders with board level experience in
As a key member of the board you will support the trust in achieving the following over the next 12 – 24 months:
Board governance in education is a strategic, ‘eyes on, hands off’ commitment. At Gloucestershire Learning Alliance, there are 10 trustee board meetings per academic year, amounting to approximately 8 hours of work a month.
You will be responsible for:
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.
People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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.