Becoming a local governing committee member

Some members are elected by parents and staff, others are nominated by the local governing committee for approval by the trust board or co-opted directly by the local governing committee. The role is voluntary although individuals are entitled to claim expenses in line with the trust's Director and Local Governor Expenses Policy.


 Videos of some of our trustees and local governing committee members talking about their experience of governing within NEAT on our Youtube channel 

Our leaflet on 'Becoming a local governing committee member for NEAT' below will tell you more about what is involved.
If you'd like to find out more about becoming a local governing committee member in the NEAT family of schools or would like to express an interest in any current vacancies listed below then please contact Suzanne Hendey, Head of Governance and Policy on 0191 2284091 in the first instance, or at

Parent Members 

There are currently no vacancies for parent members of the local governing committee. 


Trust Members

We currently have two vacancies for LGC members for Benfield School to be appointed by the trust.  
 You can find out about the role and how to apply in the recruitment pack below:
The closing date for completed application forms is Friday 22 October.