Register of interests (maintained schools)

Governing boards must publish a register of interests online. Use our template register to make sure you've got everything covered, and read up on the requirements.

Last reviewed on 8 March 2022
School types: Maintained · School phases: All
Ref: 5327
Contents
  1. What you need to do: in summary
  2. Use GovernorHub to streamline the process
  3. Template declaration form and register
  4. Who should be included on the register?
  5. What counts as an interest?
  6. How specific should the register be?

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
  • You must publish your register online, and say that you’ll do so in your code of conduct
  • The register should be in a "readily accessible form" with information 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 in the statutory guidance on the constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools (see page 12).

Use GovernorHub to streamline the process

You can also download your whole board's declarations of interest to help you create your register - find