Become a Trustee
Are you interested in supporting your local schools and making a real difference to your community?

The Role Overview

Are you interested in supporting your local schools and making a real difference to your community?

Members of the trust board should collectively possess the qualities, skills, and experience required to make both strategic decisions and to monitor the Brigshaw Learning Partnership’s performance. As far as possible, they should also reflect the community served by the BLP.

Ideally our new trust board members will have skills in one or more of the following areas: education; finance; HR; business or operations management. Above all else we’re looking for enthusiasm and a commitment to making a difference to our children. The role is voluntary, but comes with ample rewards such as supporting your community and having an impact on the education of the children.

To view our Trustee Recruitment pack, please click here.

To view the full Trustee Role Description, please click here.

To apply, please click here.

To request more information on any volunteering roles, please click here.

How does being a Trustee benefit you?

  • A chance for you to give something back and make an impact to the local community.
  • Develop skills in a professional board environment.
  • Gain access to training, resources, and experiences that are transferable to your professional life.
  • Use your own professional expertise and skill-set to support the work of the school.

“Becoming a Trustee is a good way to meet and work with a wide range of professionals bringing different perspectives with common purpose, continuing personal development and giving back.”

    - Ann-Marie Spry, Vice Chair of the Board & Vice Principal at Leeds City College

“I have found being an Academy Trustee within the education sector has provided me with a great opportunity to develop new skills and strengthen existing ones. In particular developing experience in strategic decision making at a senior level, with the opportunity to demonstrate my ability to perform in a non-executive position has helped to further my career experience to date. The role has provided me with personal development opportunities in a  wide variety of areas being, school improvement, child safeguarding, school finance and business operations.”

    - Dave Noble, Finance, Audit, Risk and Resource Committee

What trustees do

The role of the trust board is to determine strategy, and to direct, control, scrutinise, and evaluate the BLP’s affairs so as to ensure its continuity and sound health as a provider of education. Whether you’re an experienced trustee or wanting to take your first step at board level, we want to hear from you.

The expected time commitment is 5 Board meetings per year plus time to attend committees relevant to your skill set or attend meetings with school leaders.

To view the full Trustee Role Description, please click here.

“Having joined with no prior connection, I really do feel part of the ‘community’ after getting to know our schools and students. Despite no background in education, I have contributed with my commercial experience helping to support our fantastic central team, who have a truly exciting vision for the trust”

- Stuart McDougall, Chair of the Finance, Audit, Risk and Resource Committee

Apply to become a trustee

For more information or to register your interest please email or click this link to access our Trustee Expression of Interest form and a member of the BLP Governance Team will be in touch.


Term dates 2023-24

Holiday Dates

Term Dates

Autumn Term 1

Monday 4 September to Friday 27 October

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Monday 19 February to Thursday 28th March

Monday 8 January to Friday 9 February

Monday 6 November to Friday 22 December

Monday 15 April to Friday 24 May

Spring Term 2

Christmas Holidays

Monday 25 December to Friday 5 January

Half Term

Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November

Half Term

Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February

Summer Term 1

Easter Holidays

Friday 29th March to Friday 12 April

Summer Term 2

Half Term

Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May

Summer Holidays

Monday 22 July to Friday 30 August

Monday 3 June to Friday 19 July

Our Aims & Values

Success and Respect for All.

We exist to provide a cradle-to-career education that allows our children to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity.

Our pupils uphold our values by:

Stay Safe

  • Follow school rules
  • Wash our hands regularly
  • Helping others in need
  • Crossing roads carefully
  • Reporting things online we do not like
  • Don't talk to strangers

Respect our environment

  • Keeping our classrooms/ work spaces tidy
  • We don't ignore it, e.g. untidy lockers
  • Using the correct bins for recycling
  • Looking after our school chickens
  • Helping our parents at home to keep the house tidy

Imagine the possibilities

  • Ask questions
  • Think about what job/career I want when I am older
  • Take part in a range of school clubs
  • If we work hard... anything is possible
  • Taking part in visits


  • Be kind to others
  • Positive language
  • Equality for all
  • Understand change may happen
  • Welcome new friends to our school
  • Positive mindset
  • Being kind to our siblings at home

Application timetable

The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates

Admissions Timetable (2024 start)
Applications Open
1 November 2023
Deadline date for applications for Reception places in September 2024
15 January 2024
Late applications
12 February 2024
National Offers Day
16 April 2024
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (please return appeal forms to the academy)
14 May 2024
Date on which Year Reception appeal hearings will be held
June – July 2024
Appeal decision letters to be sent
Within 5 working days from date of hearing wherever possible

We would love to hear from you.

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