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
Ref: 40211
  1. Reasons for disqualification
  2. Declaration of eligibility
  3. Required checks on appointment

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

Reasons for disqualification

Are aged under 18 at the date of their election or appointment Are a current pupil at an academy in the trust Have been declared bankrupt or, are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or an interim order Have had their estate seized for the benefit of creditors and the declaration of seizure hasn’t been discharged, annulled or reduced Are subject to any of the disqualifying reasons set out in the 'disqualifying reasons table' (see the first section of this guidance) Are disqualified under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986  Are subject to an order made under section 429 (2) (b) of the Insolvency Act 1986, which is failure to pay under county court administration order Are disqualified from being a trustee due to any provision in the Companies Act 2006 Are

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