Governance Vacancies

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 are on our Youtube channel.

Our leaflet ‘Becoming a local governor’ below will tell you more about what is involved.

Join our team now

We currently have vacancies to join our Local Governing Committee. Our recruitment park will tell you more about these exciting opportunities.

To find out more and express an interest, please contact Carole Day in the Governance Support Team at NEAT Academy Trust on 0191 228 4090 or by email at

Parent Governor Vacancy

We are asking all parents/carers of current pupils to consider nominating themselves for the vacant parent vacancies on the new Local Governing Committee which will be set up when Whitehouse joins NEAT Academy Trust in January.

You can find out more information in the documents below as well as the form to apply. 

Contact the Local Governing Committee

You can get in touch with any of our LGC members via the school office or by using our school contact page.

You can also contact the Governance Support Team at NEAT Academy Trust on 0191 228 4090, by email at or via the NEAT contact page.