Thomas Deacon Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and a charitable trust. Responsibility for the academies that make up TDET and for the funds granted by Parliament for providing education in those academies is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.
These Trustees are also the Directors of the company. Much of the work of the Board is delegated to committees; at TDET Level we have the Education Commitee and the Finance Commitee; locally there is a separate committee for each of the academies which works as a Local Governing Body.
The Trust greatly values and supports the work of Local Governing Bodies and recognises the significant contribution that excellent local governance can make towards raising standards. In order to assist this, the Trust provides support to local governing bodies with governor recruitment, selection and training. It ensures that local Governing Bodies are well trained and supported by the central team.