Governor Register of Business Interests


Governor Register of Interests 2023/24
It is important that the governors and staff not only act impartially, but are also seen to act impartially. In May 1996 the Nolan Committee published a report on standards in public life as applicable to local public spending bodies, including schools. The report identified seven principles, which should be applied in public life. These are: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. One important means by which a school may demonstrate that it is applying these principles is by maintaining a Register of Business Interests. The governing body and school staff have a responsibility to avoid any conflict between their business and personal interests and affairs and the interests of the school. Paragraph 2.9 of the “Scheme of Local Management of Schools” requires that a register of business interests must be maintained for both Governors and the Headteacher (and staff with significant financial responsibilities), which must be freely available for inspection by governors staff and parents. The register must include all business interests such as directorships, share holdings and other appointments of influence within a business or other organisation, which may have dealings with the school. The disclosures should also include business interests of relatives and other individuals who may exert influence. Schools should ensure the register is up to date and complete, includes all governors and relevant staff and in this regard signed and dated nil returns are also required.

Name Type of Governor Term of Office Interests Declared
Sarah Hartley Headteacher Ex Officio (ongoing) Governor at Lilliput Infant School
Val Arbon Co-opted 15/7/2021-14/7/2025 Trustee at TEACH, Vice Chair of Trust Board, the Standards Board and Lead Trustee for Safeguarding
Jane Clarke Co-opted 3/10/2023-2/10/2027 None declared
Ingrid Fido Co-opted 19/1/2021-18/1/2025 Employee at Henbury View First School
Belinda Marflitt Co-opted 14/3/2023-13/3/2027 Open the Book Leader - St Aldhelms Primary School
Gary Plummer Co-opted 8/10/2023-7/10/2024 Hamwic Trustee
Rebecca Rees Staff 1/9/2022-31/8/2026 None declared
Kirsty Speer Parent 14/3/2023-13/3/2027 Teacher - Muscliff Primary School
Nick Wells Parent 14/3/2023-13/3/2027 None declared