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Governors

Register of Business Interests

It is a requirement of the The School Governance (Miscellaneous Amendments)(England) Regulations 2015, associated statutory Guidance “the Constitution of Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools and Local Authorities (March 2015)” and the Scheme for Financing Schools (Feb 2014), Governing bodies should publish on their websites information about their members and their register of interests. This is an important means by which the School can demonstrate that the Governors and staff are acting impartially.

The register should list individual Governors and the Headteacher their category, term of office and committees they serve on, and set out the relevant business interests of governors including details of any other educational establishments they govern. The register should also set out any relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives etc. The purpose of the Register is to avoid any conflict between their business and personal interests and affairs and the interests of the School.

The register must be freely available for inspection by Governors, staff, parents and officers of the LA.

The Register must include all business interests such as directorships, major share holdings and other appointments of influence within a business or other organization which may have dealings with the school.  The disclosure should also include the business interests of immediate family relatives.  Schools should ensure the register is kept up to date and complete and includes all relevant persons.  There should be a process for the notification of changes with an annual review of the register as a whole.  Signed and dated nil returns are also required for this purpose.