Anglian Learning Shortlisted for National Governance Award
East Anglian multi-academy trust, Anglian Learning, has been shortlisted for ‘Outstanding governance in a multi academy trust’ at the National Governance Association’s (NGA) Outstanding Governance Awards 2021.
The biennial Outstanding Governance Awards recognises the contribution of governors, trustees and governance professionals to the education of children and young people.
Anglian Learning was nominated for its clear, efficient and well led governance structure, which enables the Trust Board to focus fully on the medium- and long-term strategic development of the Trust, while a range of committees provide an opportunity for detailed scrutiny of specific areas of activity. It was also noted that the Trust keeps abreast of emerging best practice and is innovative and flexible in its approach to governance.
Jonathan Culpin, CEO of Anglian Learning, said: “We are incredibly proud to have been shortlisted for this very prestigious award. The work of our governors, trustees and governance professionals is pivotal to the success of Anglian Learning and I am delighted that the NGA has recognised the dedication and commitment of those who volunteer their time to support our Trust. On behalf of all colleagues, families and pupils at Anglian Learning, I would like to say thank you – your support is invaluable.”
Claire Lawton, Chair of Trustees at Anglian Learning, continued: “It is an honour to be shortlisted for the ‘Outstanding governance in a multi-academy trust’ award this year. At Anglian Learning, we are ambitious for ourselves and everyone in our community to be the best they can be. This recognition of the work we have completed to improve governance reflects the passion for educational improvement that we feel across the Trust and our determination to succeed.”
The winner will be announced on Thursday 9th September during an event celebrating the best of school and trust governance practice at the House of Commons. Those interested can follow #NGAawards on Twitter for live updates from the awards ceremony.
Photograph of Dr Claire Lawton, Chair of Trustees and Jonathan Culpin, CEO