Strong governance is key to the success of our Trust and its schools and services, providing strategic leadership, oversight of financial and academic performance and to challenge and support the senior leaders.

The Board of Trustees has overall accountability and legal responsibility for the Trust. As non-executive directors, they are responsible for ensuring that Flourish Learning Trust meets its obligations as a company. As Trustees, they are responsible for the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the Trust as a whole; for holding the CEO and wider executive team to account for the Trust’s performance and for overseeing the financial performance and probity of the Trust. In addition, a number of Trustees take on a ‘link’ monitoring responsibility for liaising with relevant staff in the Trust’s schools or services for a priority such as safeguarding.

The Board has four main committees:

  1. Quality of Education;
  2. Finance, Audit & Risk;
  3. People, Pay and Culture 
  4. Safeguarding

In addition there is an ad-hoc Nominations Committee. The Finance, Audit and Risk Committee meet at least six times per year, the Quality of Education, People, Pay and Culture and Safeguarding committees meet at least termly and Nominations Committee meet as required.  Chairs of the Committees report back to the full board key issues and minutes from the committees’ meetings are made available to all Trustees. Each committee has a work plan and terms of reference.

As a Trustee at Flourish Learning Trust, you can make a real impact on the success of our Trust and our schools and services, supporting children and young people in your local community; applying your knowledge and skills to ensure we are doing the best for all our pupils; and learning more about aspects of education you find interesting and gaining  experience that can positively impact on other parts of your life. No particular qualifications are required and support and training is provided.

If you are over 18 years of age, and are willing and able to give time and energy to the role, you could be just the person we are looking for. Please see our current vacanciesfor any specific Trustee positions we are seeking to fill at this time. If you are interested in becoming a Trustee at Flourish Learning Trust, please email and someone will get back to you to discuss the next steps.

Find out more about our Trustees here Governance - Flourish Learning Trust