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Could Your Skills and Experience Support Education in your Local Community?

The Vale Academy Trust is looking to recruit three new directors, to take up their roles from October 2022. 

The VAT is a multi-academy trust which runs 9 schools in the Wantage and Abingdon areas.  The Board of 12 pro bono directors is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Trust, deciding overall policy, defining goals, setting targets, and evaluating performance. 

We are looking for individuals who share our mission of "Building Brilliant Futures Together" and can bring their skills and experience to support it.  We are keen to broaden our Board membership in general, but would particularly welcome applications from candidates with experience in financial management, education, marketing or IT, and from parents or carers of school age children, whether or not they attend Vale Academy Trust schools.

If you think you may be interested in applying, or if you know someone who might be, please contact the Chair of the VAT Board Dr Beth Taylor at

Our nine Vale Academy Trust Schools: 

Charlton Primary School, King Alfred’s Academy, Larkmead School, Millbrook Primary School, St James CE Primary School, St Nicholas CE Primary School, Thameside Primary School, Wantage CE Primary School, St John’s Academy (new school opening September 2023)