Governor conduct is underpinned by the following key principles;
- To act in the best interests of the school – this may require balancing short and long term issues, school and community issues etc.
- To work as a member of a team at all times and be loyal to collective decisions made by the governing body.
- To recognise that all governors have the same rights and responsibilities unless particular responsibilities are conferred on them by the full governing body.
- To understand that no governor can act alone except in exceptional circumstances prescribed in the regulations – the power of the governing body rests in it acting as a single body.
- Respect confidentiality
- Listen to and respect the views of others
- Express their own views clearly and succinctly
- Take their fair share of work/positions of responsibility.
- Know, understand and work within the prescribed regulatory framework.
- Report any evidence of fraud, corruption or misconduct to an appropriate person or Authority.
- Prepare for meetings by reading papers beforehand.
- Take responsibility for their own learning and development as a governor including attending training.
- Attend meetings promptly, regularly, and for the full time.