Become a TMET Trustee or Academy Councillor

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

  • Setting the values, ethos and direction of the Trust/Academy 
  • Providing oversight and accountability of pupil and staff performance
  • Agreeing a budget to support the priorities of the Trust/Academy 

The roles of trustee and academy councillor are challenging, but also hugely rewarding. They 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. 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 and about the role of a school governor and trustee on

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