Eligibility

Please see the list below which details when a person is not eligible to serve as a school governor as laid down by School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2003 (regulation 20 and Schedule 6), and as set out in the Articles of Association for the Academy Trust. Please read these carefully.

People may not serve as school governors who:

  • are under the age of 18, or a student of the Academy
  • are at any time during their period of office detained under the Mental Health Act 1983(c);
  • have failed to attend the governing body meetings for a continuous period of six months, beginning with the date of the first meeting they failed to attend, without the consent of the governing body (not applicable to ex officio governors);
  • their estate has been sequestrated and the sequestration has not been discharged, annulled or reduced; or they are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or an interim order;
  • are subject to a disqualification order or a disqualification undertaking under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 or to an order made under section 429(2)(b) of the Insolvency Act 1986 (failure to pay under county court administration order).
  • are disqualified from acting as a trustee by virtue of section 72 of the Charities Act 1993 (or any statutory re-enactment or modification of that provision).
  • Have been removed from the office of charity trustee or trustee for a charity by an order made by the Charity Commission or the High Court on the grounds of any misconduct or mismanagement in the administration of the charity for which he was responsible or to which he was privy, or which he by his conduct contributed to or facilitated.
  • are included in the list of teachers or workers prohibited or restricted from working with children or young people;
  • are disqualified from working with children;
  • are disqualified from being an independent school proprietor, teacher or employee by the Secretary of State