Executive pay: considerations for trust boards

Setting the framework for the pay of the senior executive leader in an academy trust is a key responsibility of the trust board. They must ensure that the pay and leadership structure is in keeping with the Nolan principles, is affordable and sustainable in the long term, and is appropriate for the level of responsibility undertaken.

Download NGA guidance - executive pay: considerations for trust boards

This guidance seeks to:

  • outline why getting executive pay right is important and the intricacies involved
  • interpret official guidance on setting executive pay
  • lead trust boards through each major consideration which will result in executive pay being set at an appropriate and justifiable level

How NGA supports MATs

As the MAT governance experts, NGA support trustees with an extensive collection of guidance, insight and training on their responsibilities and best practice. 

Browse our dedicated page for multi academy trusts to find the latest resources developed exclusively for trusts. 

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