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Edoardo Vachez

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6244


Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Unremunerated

Closing Date: 31/07/2024

Winner of ‘MAT of the Year’ 2023 and 2024, E-ACT is one of the highest performing Multi Academy Trusts in England. As a National Sponsor, E-ACT is growing to 40 academies,  E-ACT work across 13 local authority areas and 7 DfE Regions. From September 2024 the trust has circa 24’000 pupils and 4000 staff.

As a national trust focused on developing the whole child, E-ACT works closely with local communities represented by our Academy Ambassadors, with an ethos of inclusion and supporting the wider needs of students. 

E-ACT have established professional communities leading high quality school improvement strategies.The trust’s strategy ‘Opening Minds, Opening Doors’ focuses on three key priorities:

  • People First Culture
  • Advocacy and Inclusion
  • Transforming outcomes

Outcomes at KS2 are above the national average, and at KS4 are improving faster than the national average.

E-ACT is on an exciting journey and is looking for Trustees that can further develop its existing track record.

E-ACT’s Trustees play a crucial role in the governance of the Trust and are ultimately responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Trust board and for the organisation.

E-ACT are open to hearing from individuals from the wider world of education, or from public, private, or charitable organisations, who have a vested interest in the progression of the state and Multi Academy Trust sectors. We are particularly interested in those who could bring any of the following skills to our Board: Finance, Risk Management, Education, and IT, and experience of leading in public, private, or charitable organisations.

We are committed to being representative of the communities that we serve and would therefore particularly welcome interest from those who would increase the diversity of our Board.

It is our priority to continue to encourage our children to believe in their own power to change their lives. Therefore, if you have a passion for the importance of education, to the children in our academies and their contribution to wider society and if you share in our ambitions and values, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Completed applications should be uploaded at quoting reference number 7349. The closing date for applications is 09:00 (BST) on Wednesday 31st July 2024.

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