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Governing Body of Bowesfield School

Headteacher Governor

Emily Hodgeon

Parent Governors

Lauren Hudson

Kate Wilkinson

Local Authority Representatives

Alison Thomas

Staff Governor

Jo Vollands-Ross

Co-opted Governors

Chris Shannon – Vice Chair

Lynda Hobson


Dasha Attwood



Clerk to the Governing Body

Katie Gallagher

Governing Body Terms of Reference  



NAME OF SCHOOL: Bowesfield Primary School 2018 – 2019 (Pecuniary Interests information up to date for 2019-2020)

From September 2015, Governing Bodies are required to publish on their website, information about their governors:

Name, Category & Appointing Body Term of Office Official Responsibility Attendance at Governing Body 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.)  
Miss Emily Hodgeon

Head Teacher

01/09/03 Headteacher 8/8 NIL NIL NIL N/A


Ms Jo Vollands-Ross, Staff Governor, Appointed by staff 29/09/16 – 28/09/20 N/A 8/8 NIL NIL NIL N/A
Mrs Christine Shannon,

Co-opted Governor

Appointed By the Governing Body

15/09/15 – 14/09/19 Vice Chair 6/8 NIL NIL NIL N/A


Mrs Lynda Hobson

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Body

26/09/17 – 25/09/21 N/A 6/8 Consultant for Stockton Borough Council NIL NIL N/A
Mr David Bowes

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Body

02/10/17 – 01/10/21 Chair 8/8 NIL Director 1Excellence, Director and Member of Tudhoe Trust, Victoria Lane Academy, St Francis, St. Michael’s NIL 19/07/2019
Mrs Dasha Attwood

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Body

22/11/17 – 21/11/21 N/A 6/8 NIL NIL NIL N/A
Mr Kristofer George

Co-Opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Body

01/02/18 – 31/01/22 N/A 4/8 NIL NIL NIL 24/09/2019
Mrs Alison Thomas

LA Governor

Appointed by the Governing Body

23/11/17 – 22/11/21 N/A 4/8 NIL NIL NIL N/A
Mrs Katie Wilkinson

Parent Governor

Appointed by the Parents

08/11/17 – 07/11/21 N/A 7/8 NIL NIL NIL N/A
Mrs Lauren Hudson

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

24/04/18 – 23/04/22 0/8 3/4 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.

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.