Restrictions and disqualifications
As detailed in the Department for Education's Governance handbook, new and existing governors need to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria and that they are not disqualified from being a governor.
A suitable person check including a DBS and Section 128 check will also be carried out on appointment.
You do not need to be a UK citizen to be a governor. You can apply to be a governor as long as you are legally resident within the country.