Astrum Multi Academy Trust

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Astrum Multi Academy Trust

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  1. Join Us
  2. Become a Trustee/Governor

Become a Trustee/Governor


Being part of Astrum Multi Academy Trust Board is a deeply rewarding commitment indeed. It involves overseeing the strategic direction, policies, and overall well-being of our beloved pupils.

As a trustee, one plays a crucial role in ensuring that Astrum Multi Academy provides a supportive and inclusive environment, addresses the unique challenges of each child, and promotes their holistic development.

Collaboration with other trustees, governors and educators is essential to make informed decisions that positively impact the educational journey of these children.

The Trust Board is looking for a candidate with empathy, dedication, and a genuine commitment to fostering an atmosphere where every child can thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.


Davide Cason


Are you interested in making a difference in the most specialist of parts of the education sector by joining a specialist Multi Academy Trust? Due to planned growth Astrum MAT now has Trustee and Governor vacancies available.

The Trust seeks Trustees with expertise in:

• Legal/compliance

• Health and/or social care

• Education and/or Special Educational Needs

• Facilities • Finance

• Parent/carer of a person with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

The Trust seeks Governors with expertise in:

• Education

• Health and Social Care

• Special Educational Needs

• Safeguarding/Child protection

As a key member of the Trust you will support the organisation to achieve the following over the next 12 – 24 months:

• Governance: strengthening the quality and effectiveness of governance, strategic leadership, and financial oversight of the Trust

• Raising educational standards and outcomes: ensuring the highest of expectations, robust pupil achievement and a variety of opportunities to succeed, are in place consistently across the Trust

• Financial management and compliance: ensuring the Trust acts to provide value for money and secure long-term financial sustainability for Trust pupils and their schools/provisions. 

What’s involved?

Board governance in education is a strategic, ‘eyes on, hands off’ commitment which for a Trustee typically involves attending c. 6 board meetings and 3 sub-committee meetings per year - 3-4 hours per month. A Governor role is a reduced commitment with requirement for only 3 meetings per calendar year and approximately 2-hour time allocation per meeting. All Trustees and Governors are invited to attend whole school events and celebrations but are expected to complete at least one annual school visit in addition to the above meetings. Meetings are held both virtually and in person, typically in one of our Schools.

You will be responsible for:

• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction, upholding our core value of ‘pupils at the centre of everything’

• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff

• Ensuring adoption and compliance of the Trust policies and;

• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

As a member of our Governance team, you will have access to 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.

Seven Principles of Public Life

  1. Selflessness
    Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest.
    2. Integrity
    Holders of public office must avoid placing themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that might try inappropriately to influence them in their work. They should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships.
    3. Objectivity
    Holders of public office must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.
    4. Accountability
    Holders of public office are accountable to the public for their decisions and actions and must submit themselves to the scrutiny necessary to ensure this.
    5. Openness
    Holders of public office should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. Information should not be withheld from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for so doing.
    6. Honesty
    Holders of public office should be truthful.
    7. Leadership
    Holders of public office should exhibit these principles in their own behaviour. They should actively promote and robustly support the principles and be willing to challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs.


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