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Become a Governor or a Trustee

Would you like to use your knowledge and expertise to support children to become active, responsible and successful global citizens with Laidlaw Schools Trust?

As a governor or a trustee, you will work closely with Laidlaw Schools Trust to support its goal of transforming lives through extraordinary education.


Each of our governors agrees to:

  • Attend Local Governing Body meetings
  • Undertake a school visit at least once a term, in addition to governors meetings
  • Take on a ‘link’ governor role, liaising with other governors on a key area at the school, such as safeguarding, careers or supporting looked after children.


Each of our trustees—or non-executive directors—agrees to:

  • Attend four Board meetings per year, held in rotation in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sunderland and Sedgefield
  • Undertake a visit to their link school once a term
  • Potentially join one or two of the following committees - Standards, Operations, Audit, Estates, Remuneration and Liaison. Committees meet three to four times per year
  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Hold the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the schools and their pupils and staff
  • Oversee the financial performance of the schools, making sure that its money is well spent.

If you would like to become a governor or a trustee with us, or find out more about what’s involved, please do get in touch by completing the form below.


Become a Governor or a Trustee Contact Form

Become a Governor or a Trustee Contact Form
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