Become a TMET Trustee or Academy Councillor

Trustees and school governors (we use the term academy councillors) make a valuable contribution to children’s education, opportunities and futures. They work as a team, overseeing the work of the trust/school, acting as a “critical friend” to the senior leadership team and holding the trust/school to account for performance and development.

Being a school governor or trustee is a challenging but hugely rewarding role. It will give you the chance to make a real difference to young people, give something back to your local community and use and develop your skills in a board-level environment. You will also be joining the largest volunteer force in the country: there are over a quarter of a million volunteers governing state funded schools in England.

You can see more about TMET’s governance structure on this website. There is more about the role of a trustee on and about the role of a school governor and trustee on

We welcome expressions of interest from people who are interested in becoming an academy councillor or trustee. If you are interested in joining TMET as an academy councillor or trustee, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Head of Governance Cathy Brown on or 0116 214 3148.