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Paying governors: is it allowed?

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Last updated on 6 October 2016
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Can we pay our governors? The Department for Education (DfE) says that governors may not be paid for their role as a governor, except in very limited circumstances. We relay guidance on paying expenses to governors to cover costs incurred in carrying out their duties.

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  1. 1 DfE: governance rooted in voluntary service
  2. 2 Restrictions on issuing payments to governors (maintained schools and PRUs)
  3. 3 Restrictions on issuing payments to governors (academies)
  4. 4 Governor allowances and expenses
  5. 5 Compensating governors for loss of earnings
  6. 6 Can a national leader of governance be paid to chair a governing body?
  7. 7 More from The Key on payment for governors

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