School website: publishing information about the governing board

Find out what governing board information you're required to publish on your school website, and download our checklists for maintained schools and academies to make sure you haven't missed anything out.

Last reviewed on 3 April 2024See updates
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  1. Use our checklist to be sure you're meeting the requirements for your school type
  2. What to do if governors don't want their required information published 
  3. How to manage your published governance data
  4. The DfE also encourages you to publish board diversity data
  5. Publishing extra information
  6. Get governors' consent before publishing any extra information

Use our checklist to be sure you're meeting the requirements for your school type

The exact information required is different for maintained schools and academies.

For all school types, it must be in a readily accessible form. This means:

  • Published directly on web pages
  • Without the need to download or open a separate document

This is set out in pages 11 and 12 of the constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools and sections 1.42 to 1.46 of the Academy Trust Handbook

Maintained school requirements Use our checklist to make sure you've got everything covered:  Download: Checklist for publishing information about the governing board on the school website (maintained schools) You must publish: The structure and remit of the governing board and any committees, and the full name of the chair of each one For

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