Becoming a local governor

Some governors 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.


#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.

If you'd like to find out more about becoming a local governor in the NEAT family of schools or are interested in any current vacancies listed below then please contact us

Parent Governors 

There are currently no vacancies for a parent governor on the local governing committee. 


Trust Governors

We currently have two vacancies for governors for Benfield School to be appointed by the trust.  
 You can find out about the role and how in apply in the recruitment pack below:
If you would like more information or to express an interest for these positions please contact Hannah Hales, Governance Support Adviser on 0191 2284090 or in the first instance.
The closing date for applications is Friday 16 July.