Disqualification of governors and trustees

Know what will disqualify a governor or trustee from serving on your board and use declaration of eligibility form to confirm that all your board members are qualified.

Last reviewed on 24 July 2023
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Contents
  1. Reasons for disqualification 
  2. Declaration of eligibility

If a governor is disqualified, remember to remove them from the board on GovernorHub.

Reasons for disqualification 

All governor types

Are a registered pupil at the school Are under 18 years old Fail to attend their meetings for a continuous period of 6 months, without the consent of the governing board This applies to all governors except ex-officio governors, such as the headteacher If you're struggling with governor attendance read how to effectively manage the non-attendance of governors Are the subject of: A bankruptcy restrictions order, or an interim bankruptcy restrictions order A debt relief restrictions order, or an interim debt relief restrictions order A sequestration that has not been discharged, annulled or reduced   Have been disqualified from being a company director Have been disqualified from being a charity trustee Have been removed from office as an elected governor within the last

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