Last reviewed on 1 October 2021
School types: Academy · School phases: All
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Academy trusts must publish a register of interests online. Read up on the requirements, and use our template declaration form and register to make sure you've got everything covered.

What you need to do: in summary

Your trust must:

  • Keep a register of the relevant business and pecuniary interests of members, trustees, local governors and senior employees. This is to make sure that your trust is transparent and open
  • Identify relevant material interests arising from close family relationships
  • Publish the register online
  • Keep the register up to date at all times

This is explained in paragraphs 5.45 to 5.48 of the Academy Trust Handbook (ATH).

Use GovernorHub to streamline the process

Let your governors/trustees know that they can add their declarations of interest to their GovernorHub profile, which is now included with your membership to The Key for School Governors. 

What counts as an interest? The ATH requires you to declare: Directorships, partnerships and employments with businesses Trusteeships and governorships at other educational institutions or charities Interests arising from relationships