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Oakfield Academy seeks trustees for ‘incredibly rewarding role

IF you have a background in finance, data or strategic development and want to help young people get the most from their education, then the trustees  of Frome’s Oakfield Academy would love to hear from you!  

The Academy is looking for new volunteer trustees (the equivalent of governors) to join its Board of Trustees. Trustees work alongside senior leaders to ensure that every pupil – regardless of ability or background – is given the opportunity to be the best they can be.  

You do not necessarily need experience of working in education, but do need a professional outlook and an ability to work collaboratively to support the Academy. Trustees do not get involved in the day-to-day running of Oakfield, but act as critical friends, ensuring that financial and other resources are used wisely for the greater good of children, staff and communities. 

Kate Hellard, chair of trustees said, “Being a trustee at Oakfield takes commitment and it’s a steep learning curve at the beginning, but it’s incredibly rewarding to know that you are making a real difference to young people’s lives. This is also a great opportunity to gain new skills and experience. We are striving to create a board that reflects the diversity of our community, so please do get in touch if you have time, energy and skills to share.” 

If you would like to get involved, please email the Clerk to the Trustees for more details: scristinacce@

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