Governors' allowances and expenses policy: model and examples

Download and adapt our model governors' allowances and expenses policy to stay compliant. Use our checklist when creating or reviewing your own policy and see examples of policies from other schools.

Last reviewed on 15 April 2024See updates
Ref: 38426
Statutory/mandatory for:
Maintained schools
  1. Download our model policy
  2. Download our policy checklist
  3. Examples from schools 
  4. Regulations on governors’ allowance
  5. Should we pay expenses?
  6. Tell your governors if you decide not to pay expenses

Download our model policy

Model policy: governors' allowances and expenses DOCX, 665.7 KB

Our model policy:

  • Takes into account relevant requirements and good practice
  • Is designed for you to adapt to fit your school's context
  • Has been approved by Forbes Solicitors

Please note: this model policy is aimed primarily at maintained schools, but can be easily adapted to suit any school. If you wish to use the policy in a different type of setting – e.g. academies, a pupil referral unit (PRU) or non-maintained special school – we recommend you check this policy against any requirements or considerations specific to your context and adapt it accordingly.

For more model policies and complete policy support from The Key, see the policy bank.

Download our policy checklist

Use this policy checklist to help you when creating or reviewing your own governors' allowances policy.

Download: governors' allowances and expenses policy – checklist DOCX, 526.0 KB

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