Becoming a Director or Local Governor

From time to time we have vacancies for non-executive directors/trustees to join the Trust Board and for local governors to join the Local Governing Committees of our individual schools.  Both roles are voluntary, although individuals are entitled to claim expenses in line with the trust's Director and Local Governor Expenses Policy.
The roles of director at trust level and local governor at school level have a different emphasis but both work together to enable our children and young people to have the best start in life and be well prepared for the next stage in their lives.
Our governance structure explains more about the roles of director and local governor within NEAT.
We offer an induction and development programme for new directors and local governors.  The trust and its schools are also members of the National Governance Association and benefit from its specialist resources, advice and e-learning modules.
#JoinThe250k is a national campaign from Inspiring Governance aiming to attract people to volunteer as school governors or trustees. You can watch their film which features young people explaining the benefits of being a governor/trustee, challenging myths about who can govern and sharing how to get involved.
You can find out more about what being a local governor for NEAT involves in our information leaflet:

NEAT Academy Trust is an exempt charity and company limited by guarantee registered in England with company number 10561094. The company's registered office is Heaton Centre, Trewhitt Road, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5DY