PUBLICATION OF GOVERNORS’ DETAILS AND THE REGISTER OF INTERESTS

 

 

PUBLICATION OF GOVERNORS’ DETAILS AND THE REGISTER OF INTERESTS

 

You will be aware that from 1 September 2015 Governing Bodies of maintained schools should publish on their website information about their members. The information they should publish should, as a minimum include for each Governor:

•           their name;

•           their category of Governor;

•           which body appoints them;

•           their term of office;

•           the names of any committees the Governor serves on; and

•           details of any positions of responsibility such as Chair or Vice-Chair of the Governing Body or a committee of the Governing Body.

 

Governing Bodies should also publish this information for Associate Members, making clear whether they have voting rights on any of the committees they serve on.

 

Register of Interests

From 1 September 2015, Governing Bodies of maintained schools will also be under a duty to publish on the school website their register of interests. The register should set out the relevant business interests of Governors and 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.

Governing Bodies should make it clear in their code of conduct that this information will be published on their Governors and, where applicable, their Associate Members. Any Governor failing to reveal information to enable the Governing Body to fulfil its responsibilities may be in breach of the code of conduct and as a result be bringing the Governing Body into disrepute. In such cases the Governing Body should consider suspending the Governor.