You are here:

Last reviewed on 10 September 2021
Ref: 12855
School types: All · School phases: All

Understand what governing board information you're required to publish on your school website, and download our checklists for maintained schools and academies to make sure you haven't missed anything out.

The rules: in summary 

  • All maintained schools and academies must publish up-to-date governance information on their websites
  • The exact information required is different for maintained schools and academies
  • It must be in a readily accessible form, meaning directly onto webpages, without the need to download or open a separate document

The Governance Handbook (section 5.5) sets this out.

Maintained school requirements

Use our checklist to make sure you've got everything covered:

KeyDoc - maintained school checklist for publishing governor information on website

The structure and remit of the governing board and any committees, and the full name of the chair of each one For each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months: Their full name Their date of appointment Their term of office The date when they stepped down, where applicable The body which appointed them, in accordance with the governing board's instrument of government Their relevant business and pecuniary interests. Relevant interests include: A business interest in a

More from The Key


Bitesize training with a big impact

Our on-demand training has your whole board covered and lets them learn at a time and pace that suits them.

Help your new governors hit the ground running with our expertly-designed induction training, and our role-specific courses support your link governors develop key skills and confidence in their role.


New eLearning: DSL refresher training

Your DSL’s training should be refreshed at least once every 2 years. 

Designed in collaboration with safeguarding experts, our 2.5 hour online refresher training course reminds DSLs how to put their knowledge into practice, with in-depth, real-world scenarios.


The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.