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Applying to be a Governor

Discussion in 'Governors' started by Sally006, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Sally006

    Sally006 Occasional commenter

    Can anyone tell me if it is possible for the spouse of a staff member to apply to be a co-opted Governor. He knows that on issues such as salary he would have to leave, like staff governors but other than that what other problems could there be?
  2. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Yes, it is possible.
  3. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    There's nothing in the rules to prevent it but as it's at the discretion of the governing body/academy trust they may feel they'd rather not appoint the spouse of a staff member. There could be differences of opinion down the line about what exactly constitutes a 'conflict of interest' - governors might feel it is wider than just the direct examples you have given. And the staff member might find that colleagues expect them to know and reveal the 'inside track' on what governors are discussing.

    Why the spouse doesn't just apply at a school they have no previous connections with and avoid any potential conflict of interest arguments @Sally006 ?
    digoryvenn and Jesmond12 like this.
  4. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Some people feel it's better to keep things in the family ...

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