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Last updated on 13 February 2019
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There's nothing to prevent relationships between governors and school employees, but it's crucial to handle them carefully. Read what the rules say, and how our experts recommend managing this.

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  1. Declare the conflict of interest
  2. Identify potential areas of risk
  3. Assess each situation on a case-by-case basis
  4. Consider when a substitution would be appropriate
  5. Relationship between headteacher and the chair
  6. Relationship between members of the governing board

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