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The Pinnacle Learning Trust

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Trustee Vacancies at The Pinnacle Learning Trust

In order to support our our succession planning, we are seeking experienced individuals who can offer their time and expertise to sit on our Board of Trustees.

Founded in 2017, The Pinnacle Learning Trust is a multi-academy trust established by The Hathershaw College and Oldham Sixth Form College. Since February 2019, the Trust has also included Werneth Primary School, following re-brokerage from another Trust and since April 2023, Broadfield Primary School, a local primary school which chose to convert to academy status and join our Trust.



Our vision is of a high achieving and locally-focused Trust with academies in all phases of education.  With an understanding of the proud and vibrant communities we serve and a rigorous culture of high

aspirations and strong academic performance, our focus is on creating opportunities that are transformational, improving the life chances of all our young people.

We currently educate approximately 4200 children and young people between the ages of 2 and 18.

Our Trust Board is made up of a number of experienced professionals who make decisions about the
strategic direction of our trust. Trustees are both charity trustees and company directors of the Trust.
Further information on our current Trustees can be accessed on the website here and more  information on the role of a Trustee is included in our governance handbook here.

We are currently looking for committed individuals who want to make a contribution and although we are seeking people with the skills listed below, if these do not match your skills set but you are keen to be considered for a Trustee role, please do make contact with us, via the contact details below, as we may have a post to suit you available in the future.

We would be particularly interested in individuals with backgrounds in the following areas:

  • All phases of education (primary, secondary and post-16/HE)
  • Finance, audit and risk management
  • Business acumen and connections in the local area

What does the role offer?
Sitting on the Board of Trustees provides experience of working at a strategic level and a chance to
develop your own personal skills.

As a Trustee you are able to:
Use your own unique experience of education, employment and life beyond school to inform

  • Develop and utilise your skills in a board-level environment
  • Make valuable contributions to education and to your community
  • Make a huge difference to the future of young people by driving school improvement and striving for our children to get the best possible education

There is also access to a programme of free training in respect of education and governance matters
and a range of support and guidance to help you fulfil your role.

It is important to us that we have a range of different views and perspectives on our Trust board and  that we reflect the communities that we serve. As such, we welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds.

As above, in looking to fill these vacancies we are interested in applications from people with the skills outlined but we are also keen to hear from others who could bring a commitment to the Board, young people and to Oldham and its diverse communities, enthusiasm, and the willingness to learn and participate.

If you are interested in joining us or would like any further information, please contact Danielle Hunt,
Lead Governance Professional/Exec PA in the first instance 0161 287

We look forward to hearing from you!