The Mead Trust is supported by three levels of governance, Members, Trustees and the schools’ local Academy Advisor Groups. A full governance structure can be found here.

All members of these groups are volunteers and make an invaluable contribution to our children’s education, opportunities and futures. Being a trustee or Academy Advisor is a challenging but hugely rewarding role. Joining our governance team will give you the opportunity to: 

  • Use your own experience of education and life beyond school to contribute to the strategic direction of the Trust 
  • Develop and utilise your skills to impact on the education provision for children  
  • Make a valuable contribution to education and your community 
  • Support and challenge the school so that it improves for its children and staff 
  • Bring your unique experiences, perspectives and insights in to decision-making in the interests of the school community 

We ask our governance team to demonstrate a commitment to the Nolan Seven Principles of Public Life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

We are constantly reviewing our governance team to ensure it has a balance and diversity of knowledge, skills and experience, in order for it to be as effective as possible.

For an informal discussion about joining our governance team, please contact us via email.

Becoming part of the Trust’s governance team can enable you to make a real difference. People from different backgrounds and with different skills come together with a common goal: to help maximise the performance of the Trust and enable better outcomes for the pupils. And there’s an added side benefit too, volunteering as part of the Trust governance team has also allowed me to develop new skills that I use in my day job. 
Peter Finn

Member, Trustee & Resources Committee Member

I enjoy being an Academy Advisor very much.  It gives me an insight into how the Trust works, a chance to feed in my ideas, and perhaps most importantly, a sense that I am contributing something to my community – it’s immensely rewarding.
Sophie Amstell

The Mead Academy Advisor