The Optimus blog

The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

The Optimus blog

The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

Academy Ambassadors

From LGB to MAT and beyond: building the trustee board

How do you build the right governance board for a new or growing MAT? Sarah Gore of Academy Ambassadors explores what to consider when recruiting and structuring your board of trustees.

In this 30-minute webinar, we will explore:

  • making the transition from a local governing body (LGB) to a MAT board of trustees
  • what to consider when structuring your new or growing board
  • attracting and selecting people for a trustee board
  • how to recruit the right people and necessary skills for robust governance.

Whether you’re setting up a new multi-academy trust or joining an existing one, the structure of your governing body will need to change and be able to adapt to future growth.

When recruiting and structuring a trustee board, it is crucial to select the right people with appropriate skills to hold the MAT to account.

This webinar will discuss what is involved in making the transition to a MAT trustee board, how to manage the transition and get the right people on the MAT board, and will take a look at the experience of one trust in setting up a MAT board.

Getting governance right

Download our collection of case studies from MAT CEOs and trustees to identify the skills and knowledge needed for a strong trust board.

MATs Summit 2017

Now in its third year, the MATs Summit 2017 is an immersive two-day event which aims to provoke thought, inspire you to move beyond boundaries and enable you to build relationships across the country. 

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