Become a TMET Trustee or Academy Councillor

Join us and help make a positive difference to the life chances of Leicester and Leicestershire’s children and young people

TMET is a well-regarded and growing school trust in Leicester and Leicestershire. The Trust exists to make a positive difference to the life chances of children and young people and to our wider community. At the heart of what we do is a commitment to provide our schools with excellent school-to-school support, our pupils access to a world-class education, and our staff with high quality professional development.

Joining TMET as a trustee or academy councillor gives you the chance to make a real difference to young people, to give something back to your local community and to use and develop your skills. The roles are unpaid but hugely rewarding and we support you throughout with training, guidance and mentoring. The time commitment, duties and expectations vary by role: the Trust Board meets six times a year and has four committees; each academy council meets four times a year and academy councillors conduct focused visits to the school.

The roles of trustee and academy councillor are strategic ones. They involve:

  • Setting the values, ethos and direction of the Trust/school
  • Providing oversight and accountability of pupil and staff performance

In addition, the Trust Board oversees and ensures effective financial performance across the Trust.

By becoming a trustee or academy councillor, 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 find out more about TMET’s governance structure on this website. There is more about the role of a trustee on www.academyambassadors.org and about the role of a school governor and trustee on www.nga.org.uk.

We welcome expressions of interest from people about becoming an academy councillor or trustee. For more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Director of Governance, Cathy Brown on [email protected] or 0116 214 3148