Update – National Database of Governors

In an aim to increase transparency, the Department for Education has placed an obligation on schools and academies to provide details of individuals involved in governing their schools.

Whose details need to be provided?

Maintained schools need to provide details of their school governors.

Academies must provide details of their members and trustees, and in the case of Multi Academy Trusts, individuals sitting on any local governing bodies ('LGB').

Schools and academies will be under an obligation to update Edubase as those in governance change.

What information will be collected?

Data to be collected in Edubase that will be publicly available are the:

  • Name of individual
  • Appointing body
  • Date of appointment
  • Date term of office ends
  • Status of individual
    • For maintained schools – whether they are the chair or just a member of the governing body
    • For academies – whether they are a member, trustee, chair of trustees, or a local governor on a LGB

Other personal information will be required but will not be publicised.

If you would like more information, please speak to one of our Education Team who would be more than happy to help.