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Trustee recruitment Jan 2024

We have an exciting opportunity for members of the community to join our Board of Trustees at Aspire Learning Trust.

The Trust consists of one Secondary and two Primary schools dedicated to serving our communities by providing great schools for our children to attend. We have high ambition to provide an effective, broad, and balanced education rooted in an excellent curriculum that meets the needs of all our students.

Our ambition is summarised in the key values that are at the heart of all our schools. These are: -

  • Aspire for excellence in everything you do
  • Show courage and resilience
  • Be kind to yourself and others
  • Be confident to speak out when you are concerned or have something to say

Trustees work in partnership with the CEO and executive team. The Trustee’s role is wide-ranging and includes agreeing the Trust Improvement Plan, deciding how the schools’ budget will be set, monitoring pupil progress and attainment, recruiting teachers and staff and agreeing policies.  

Trustees are expected to attend 6 full board meetings per year (mainly virtual) and sit on one of our 3 committee meetings, as well as participating in school visits to support and challenge the school’s leadership. Trustees also work in close partnership with the Local Governing Body of each school.

The Trust board welcome applications from everyone and see the value of the different experiences and skills each applicant will bring to the table. Knowledge of finance, human resources, education, and audit and risk are welcome but not essential and, if you possess skills and experience in Special Educational Needs we would particularly love to hear from you.

A diverse Trust board will help children from all backgrounds to succeed and thrive – it allows us to create a culture of inclusion, challenge barriers, biases and stereotypes, and provide a wide range of role models for our pupils. We encourage all members of the local community, regardless of age, experience and background, to apply for the role. We also welcome applications from those who live outside of the local community if they are able to travel to the schools for visits as required [for non-local postings].

All Governors are required to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Check (DBS). he DBS check enables organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors to make safe recruitment decisions.

For further information about the role, please contact the Trust Board’s Governance Professional Laura Corcoran at or 07985755462.