Size and membership of your board
Be clear on the type and number of governors or trustees you must have.
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Always check your articles of association first
Your specific arrangements are set out in your individual articles, so be sure to check those in case your rules differ. The information below is set out in the model articles of association.
Key requirements in academies and free schools
According to the DfE's model articles, the rules you need to follow are:
1. You should have at least 3 trustees
See article 45 of the model articles.
2. Single academies should have at least 2 parent trustees. Multi-academy trusts should have at least 2 parent representatives on your board of trustees, or at least 2 on each of your LGBs
See article 54 of the model articles.
Previous employment means within the last 4 years. This is covered in article 139 of the model