Register of Governor Interest

REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTERESTS
NAME OF SCHOOL: Wolviston Primary School 2016/17
From September 2015, Governing Bodies are required to publish on their website, information about their governors:
Name, Category & Appointing Body
Term of Office
Committees
Official Responsibility
Attendance at
Governing Body
Attendance at  
Committee
Nature of Interest
Resignation Date
Pecuniary (you or a close connection – see point 1)
Governor in another school/education establishment
Spouse, partner or relative working in school or with business interests (see point 2.)
Mr H Beckwith
Co-opted Governor
Appointed by Governing Body
16.12.2015
15.12.2019
APP
PAY
PER
RES
SIP
Chair
3/4
N/A
1/1
1/1
3/3
Redcar and Cleveland College
NVQ Assessor
Redcar and Cleveland College
NVQ Assessor
Wife Staff Nurse at North Tees Hospital
N/A
Mrs N Fletcher
Co-opted Governor
Appointed by Governing Body
10.09.2015
09.09.2019
FSG
HEA
PAY
PER
RES
SIP
Vice Chair
4/4
N/A
N/A
1/1
1/1
2/3
2/3
School and Governor Support Officer
Employee
Nil
Nil
N/A
Mrs K Haycock
Headteacher
01.09.2015
N/A
SIP
RES
Headteacher
4/4
3/3
3/3
Nil
Nil
Nil
N/A
Mrs A Greenhalgh
Parent Governor
Appointed by Parents
14.01.2013
13.01.2017
HEA
PAP
RES
N/A
1/2
N/A
N/A
0/1
Nil
Nil
Nil
Term of Office came to an end on 13.01.2017
Mrs D Henry
Parent Governor
Appointed by Parents
06.11.2013
05.11.2017
HEA
SIP
N/A
3/4
N/A
3/3
Nil
Nil
Nil
N/A
Mrs G Thirlaway
Co-opted Governor
Appointed by the Governing Body
30.09.2015
29.09.2019
INT
PAP
RES
N/A
3/4
N/A
N/A
3/3
Spouse on Governing Body
Nil
Nil
N/A
Mr G Thirlaway
LA Governor
Appointed by the Governing Body
19.10.2016
18.10.2020
DN
SIP
N/A
3/3
N/A
3/3
Spouse on Governing Body
Nil
Nil
N/A
Mr S Thompson
Parent Governor
Appointed by Parents
05.12.2014
04.12.2018
DN
N/A
0/2
N/A
Nil
Nil
Nil
16.12.2016
Mrs J Watt
Co-opted Governor
Appointed by the Governing Body
30.09.2015
29.09.2019
ICT
INT
PAP
N/A
2/4
N/A
N/A
N/A
Nil
Nil
Nil
N/A
Mrs J Whitehill
Staff Governor
Appointed by Staff
30.09.2015
29.09.2019
SIP
N/A
4/4
3/3
Nil
Nil
Nil
N/A

 

Governors must declare any relevant business interests as well as the details of any other educational establishments they govern. The register must also set out any relationships between governors and members of the schools staff including spouses, partners and relatives.  It is important to address any perception of a conflict of interests by making clear where such potential personal or pecuniary interests might apply; this might be a conflict between personal interests and the interests of the school or the Council when dealing with outside organisations or individuals.
REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTEREST GUIDANCE
Note 1.             Pecuniary interest includes current employment, businesses (of which partner/proprietor), company directorship, charity trusteeship and other conflict.
Note 2.             Personal Interests can also include business involvement/company directorship or trusteeships or family or close connections to the governor (for example a company the school might have contracts with).
Examples (potential conflicts):
  • A governor whose spouse/partner is employed by the school – Should not take part in discussion regarding the school’s pay policy or any staffing matter that might impact on their partner. Both direct and indirect decisions might impact on the salary range of senior staff e.g. increasing pupil numbers.
  • A governor involved with any committee group, business or after school club who hire part of the school – Should not be party to discussion involving the use of the school or their charging policy.
  • A governor who is a supplier of goods or services to the school – Should not take part in decisions regarding the letting of contracts for that type of goods or services where a sub-contract relationship might exist.
The register of governor interests must also include details of attendance record at the governing body meetings and committees over the year and reviewed and updated on an annual basis indicating also when a governor steps down.
Associate governors must be included on the register and it should be clear when they have voting rights.
The school is required to maintain a similar register of staff interests that should also be reviewed annually – as specified in the NCC code of conduct. Staff had previously been included with the governor’s declarations but in light of the governing body register of interests being required to be published on the school web site, a separate register should be drawn up.  Staff governors will need to be included on both registers.