Outstanding Governance in a Multi Academy Trust AAT wins National Governance Association Award


On 28th September the biannual NGA Outstanding Governance Awards took place at the House of Commons.  Not only were AAT very please to have been shortlisted and invited to attend the final but were very pleased to take the overall award for Outstanding Governance in a Multi Academy Trust.

Caroline Sard, Chair of Trustees, accepted the award on the day and commented “I think I can speak for all of our trustees, academy committee members and members when I say that we were delighted to learn that we were the winners of the NGA award for outstanding governance in a multi-academy trust.   Nobody becomes a trustee or academy committee member for reward or acknowledgment but knowing that our commitment to Ambitions and the work that we do has been recognised is truly heart-warming.   We must not forget the role played in our success by our Governance Lead and the executive team at the Trust who go to great lengths to ensure that everything runs smoothly to enable us to carry out our strategic roles effectively”

Trustees Alison Beane, Anthony Smith and Richard Smith were able to join Caroline in London at the event along with Former CEO Sian Thomas, Director of Outcomes Paul Holman and Governance Lead Carol Box.

Sian praised the efforts “Winning the Outstanding Governance Award represents the tireless commitment and dedication that our Trust Board give to Ambitions Academies Trust. They are supported superbly by their academy advisory committees and by the Members. It is an award that reflects the tremendous hard work that has been done to ensure that governance has a strong framework in challenge and support in all areas of the Trust’s work”

Further details of the 2023 awards can be found on the NGA website.

Outstanding Governance Awards 2023: Results | National Governance Association (nga.org.uk)