Vacancies Local Governing Committee Members

Do you want to create a better future for young people across the north east? 

Would you like to make a difference with local communities? 

Could you commit to giving something back to the education sector? 


NEAT Academy Trust is a multi-academy trust of six schools across Tyneside and Teesside providing for 2-19 year olds within both Church of England and non-Church schools.  We are a charitable organisation with an ambitious vision for the next five years of our journey, supported by the values that are at the heart of our trust.  Our staff are passionate and committed to delivering the best education experience possible for all of our pupils. 

Working as a team with complementary skills and experience, each local governing committee works with their school’s leadership team to shape the vision and ethos of the school, provides independent scrutiny and evaluation of how well it is performing and engages with pupils, parents, staff and the local community.  The committee reports to the trust’s Board of Directors, who are also volunteers, and oversee all of the schools within the trust, its strategy and its finances. 

You can hear about being a local governing committee member in NEAT by watching videos of some of our current governors talking about their experiences:  

We are seeking to appoint new members to the following schools’ local governing committees: 


School Age Range Location Number of roles
Benfield School 11-18 years Newcastle upon Tyne 2

Role 1: the local governing committee are ideally seeking someone with understanding and/or experience of engaging and developing relationships with stakeholders for this role. 

Role 2: the local governing committee are ideally seeking someone with understanding and/or experience of the opportunities available to students through digital education and careers for this role. 

Link to recruitment pack:  

Walkergate School 2-11 years Newcastle upon Tyne 1

Link to recruitment pack:  

West Walker Primary School 2-11 years Newcastle upon Tyne 1
Link to recruitment pack: 

How to find out more 

You can find out more about each of these opportunities in the recruitment packs 


How to make contact  

For an initial discussion and expression of interest, please contact Hannah Hales, Clerk to the Local Governing Committees at NEAT Academy Trust on 0191 2284094 or by e-mailing h.hales@neat.org.uk 

We also have vacancies for non-executive directors/trustees if you would prefer to volunteer to govern on the trust's board of directors overseeing all of our schools.

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