Academy governance

Specimen academy trustee/director/governor declaration

For academies it is essential that those responsible for the governance of an academy are aware of their legal duties as a trustee under charity law, as a director under company law and as a governor under education legislation.

Under the Companies Act 2006 and the Charities Act 2011, trustees/directors must be eligible to serve and not disqualified. The following specimen document provides an outline declaration for prospective trustees/directors/governors to confirm they are eligible to serve.

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