Vanguard Learning Trust



Inclusion-lead trustee

Vanguard Learning Trust is looking for an inclusion-lead trustee; this is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is keen to take on a voluntary role and embrace the challenge of supporting the development of a Trust-wide approach to inclusion, in particular a collective focus on professional development, assurance work and sharing best practice. 

We are looking for an individual who will embrace our vision of outstanding, inclusive education and has the knowledge and expertise to lead on governance in relation to the effectiveness of the provision for students that are identified with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and those from a disadvantaged background. We are engendering collective responsibility across the Trust and the inclusion-lead trustee will provide governance oversight for the board of trustees and be instrumental with the establishment of an inclusion forum following the successful implementation of the Trust’s safeguarding one. The Trust’s central education team will take the lead on the arrangements; the inclusion-lead trustee will be expected to chair the forum, providing support and challenge in the governance role of being a ‘critical friend’. 

Why volunteer for Vanguard Learning Trust?

Vanguard Learning Trust is a cross-phase multi-academy trust in the London Borough of Hillingdon. It was established in February 2015 and currently has five schools: Field End Junior School, Hermitage Primary School, Ruislip High School, Ryefield Primary School and Vyners School. The Trust employs over 500 staff and has a population of circa 4000 students.

Individuals who are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity can complete an expression of interest form (see link below) and send it to the Trust’s executive assistant, Emma Jordan, at

Expression of interest form

Information pack