Director of Shropshire Church of England Academies Trust

Created: 23rd May 2024 at 12:16

Work Terms:


Application Deadline:

31st July, 2024

Work Terms:


Job Details:

Express your interest in becoming Director with Shropshire Church of England Academies.

Shropshire Church of England Academies Trust is being formed through a partnership between Hereford Diocese and Lichfield Diocese who are working with a group of 8 like-minded schools who wish to come together to formalise a new academies trust for the benefit of their pupils, staff, and their communities.
We have received a Department for Education Trust Establishment Grant to establish a new Multi Academy Trust.
We believe that to enable schools to flourish in a changing educational landscape, it is essential to participate in the change and reformation of the education system.


Role of a Director in an Academy Trust

The academy trust is the legal entity with the board having collective accountability and responsibility for the academy trust and assuring itself that there is compliance with regulatory, contractual, and statutory requirements.

The academy trust board provides:

  • Strategic leadership of the academy trust: the board defines the trust vision for high-quality and inclusive education in line with its charitable objects. It establishes and fosters the trust’s culture and sets and champions the trust strategy including determining what, if any, governance functions are delegated to the local tier.
  • Accountability and assurance: the board has robust effective oversight of the operations and performance of the academy trust, including the provision of education, pupil welfare, overseeing and ensuring appropriate use of funding and effective financial performance and keeping their estate safe and well-maintained.
  • Engagement: the board has strategic oversight of relationships with stakeholders. The board involves parents, schools, and communities so that decision-making is supported by meaningful engagement.

A more detailed overview of the roles and responsibilities for Directors (Trustees) can be found in the Academy Trust Handbook Roles and Responsibilities Part 1.8 – 1.26

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