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Last reviewed on 16 December 2021
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Know what will disqualify a governor or trustee from serving on your board and use our template declaration of eligibility to confirm that all your board members are qualified.

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 5 years Are included in the list of those unsuitable to work with children Are disqualified from

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