Ivel Valley School

Governing Body

Governor Code of Conduct

In applying and being elected or appointed to serve as governors of Ivel Valley School, we collectively and individually accept, agree and undertake that:

Role and Responsibilities






Conflicts of Interest



Breaches of the Code of Conduct

Adopted by the governing body of Ivel Valley School at a meeting on 18 September 2017.


Principles of Public Life

From the Second Report of The Committee on Standards in Public Life published by the Nolan Committee.


Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends.


Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties.


In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.


Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.


Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.


Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.


Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.

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