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2015-2016

REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTERESTS

NAME OF SCHOOL: Fairfield Primary School 2015/16

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 K Strachan

 

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

15.11.2011 –

 

11.11.2015

12.11.2015 –

11.11.2019

APP

 

PAY

RES

Chair 4/7

N/A

 

N/A

2/2

BT PLC Telecommunications Employment

 

Ex-Wife Employee of Fairfield Primary School

NIL NIL

N/A

 

 

Mr P Wharton

 

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

18.12.2012 –

 

08.09.2015

09.09.2015 –

08.09.2019

COM

 

ICT

INT

PAY

SAF

SIP

Vice Chair 5/7

N/A

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1/3

 

NIL NIL NIL

N/A

 

 

Mrs J Harrison

 

Headteacher

01.09.2004 –

 

31/08/2016

RES

 

SIP

Headteacher 6/7

2/2

 

3/3

Mr D Harrison (Husband)

 

Stockton BC Building Control

Building Inspector

Building Legislation

The Grangefield Academy

Mr D Harrison (Husband)

 

Stockton BC Building Control

Building Inspector

Building Legislation

31/08/2016

 

 

Mrs L Emmerson

 

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

09.03.2010 – 08.03.2014

 

30.04.2014 –

29.04.2018

APP

 

PAY

RES

N/A 3/7

N/A

 

N/A

0/2

School & Governor Support Service Manages a Service which is bought back in from Schools

 

Manager of Service

 

NIL NIL N/A

Mrs E Fleming

 

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

01/03/2016 –

 

29/02/2020

N/A N/A 3/4 N/A NIL NIL NIL N/A

Mrs B Jones

 

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

20.05.2014 –

 

19.05.2018

HEA

 

NOM

PAP

SIP

N/A 6/7

N/A

 

N/A

N/A

2/3

NIL NIL NIL

N/A

 

 

Mrs S Lowry

 

LA Governor

Appointed by LA

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

11.12.2013 –

 

08.09.2015

30.09.2015 –

29.09.2019

COM

 

HEA

PAP

RES

N/A 5/7

N/A

 

N/A

N/A

2/2

NIL NIL NIL

N/A

 

 

Councillor M Perry

 

LA Governor

Appointed by LA

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

09.03.2014 –

 

08.09.2015

16/10/2015 –

15/10/2019

NOM

 

SIP

N/A 6/7

N/A

 

3/3

Councillor for Fairfield – Stockton Borough Council

 

Chartered Engineer M.I.C.E Senweld

NIL NIL

N/A

 

 

Mr A Ruffell

 

Staff Governor

Appointed by Staff

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

02.01.2013 –

 

08.09.2015

12.11.2015 –

31.08.2016

SIP N/A 5/6 3/3

Mrs Joanne Ruffell

 

Supply Teacher

Fairfield Primary School

NIL

Mrs Joanne Ruffell

 

Supply Teacher

Fairfield Primary School

N/A

Mrs K Slack

 

Parent Governor Appointed by Parents

08.10.2014 –

 

07.10.2018

COM

 

NOM

SIP

N/A 6/7

N/A

 

N/A

3/3

NIL NIL NIL N/A

Mrs W Spurr

 

LA Governor

Appointed by LA

13.07.2012 –

 

12.07.2016

COM

 

HEA

PAY

PWD

RES

SIP

N/A 7/7

N/A

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

2/2

3/3

NIL NIL NIL N/A

Mr M Trainer

 

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

Associate Member

Appointed by Governing Body

12.04.2012 –

 

11.04.2016

27.06.2016 –

26.06.2020

SIP N/A 3/6 1/2 NIL NIL NIL N/A

Mrs T Whittaker

 

Staff Governor

Appointed by Staff

09.01.2013 –

 

08.01.2017

PWD

 

RES

SIP

N/A 7/7

N/A

 

2/2

3/3

Whitwood

 

Wood worker (Has been paid for Resources)

Son

NIL

Whitwood

 

Wood worker (Has been paid for Resources)

Son

N/A

REGISTER OF GOVERNOR INTEREST GUIDANCE

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.

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.