What you need to do: in summary
Your board must:
- Keep a register of the up-to-date business and pecuniary interests of governors and the headteacher
- This is to make sure your board is transparent and open
- Publish your register online, and say that you’ll do so in your code of conduct
- Your register should be in a "readily accessible form", which means the information is available on a webpage "without the need to download or open a separate document"
Clerks/governance professionals usually manage the register and ask governors to update it annually or when their circumstances change.
The rules are set out on page 12 of the statutory guidance constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools.
Let your governors/trustees know they can add their declarations of interest to their GovernorHub profile. Everyone can view declarations for the whole board to promote transparency, and administrators can send a friendly reminder to those