Name of school/college: …………………………….……..…………………….
Name of Governor/Associate Member: …………..……………………………
Members of the Governing Body are asked to record, any pecuniary interests held either personally or through a company or relative or partner.
An ‘interest’ is a situation where a member of the governing body may be affected personally or financially, directly or indirectly, or in some other way by a decision made at a meeting where the governor is present.
The School Governance (Procedures) (England) Regulations state that members of the governing body with any such interest must declare it as soon as possible at any meeting of the full governing body or committee meeting, must not take part in the discussion, must not vote and should withdraw from the meeting. Their withdrawal and return should be minuted.
Please complete this form and return it to the Clerk to the Governing Body as quickly as possible – this form is required as part of the Schools Financial Value Standards SFVS submission.
|Are you a parent governor?|
|Will you have a child at the school during the current academic year?||YES/NO|
|Are you a Company Director, Partner or Owner of any Business or a Trustee of a charity?||YES/NO|
|If YES, please name:|
|Is your spouse, or anyone living with you, employed by the school?||YES/NO|
|Is there any other interest you wish to declare?||YES/NO|
|Please add information if YES:|
Governors are reminded that completion of this form does not remove the requirement upon them to disclose orally any interest at any specific meeting and to withdraw. (Aug 2015)
The principles of being a Governor and working as part of a governing body are described well in the Seven Principles of Public Life (The Nolan Committee May 1996), which states that holders of public office:-
- should take decisions solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefit for themselves, their family or friends = Selflessness
- should not place themselves under any financial or other obligations to outside individuals or organisations that might influence them in the performance of their public duties = Integrity
- in carrying out public business, including making appointment, awarding contracts or recommending individuals for rewards or merit, should make choices on merit = Objectivity
- are accountable for their decisions and actions and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate = Accountability
- should be as open as possible about all the decisions they take, giving reasons for the decisions and only restricting information when the wider public interest clearly demands this = Openness
- have a duty to declare any private interest relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflict arising in a way that protects the public interest = Honesty
- promote and support these principles by leadership and example = Leadership
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