Register of Interest & Attendance

St Francis of Assisi Church of England Primary School (Attendance refers to the academic year 2022/23)

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

Name, Category & Appointing BodyTerm of OfficeOfficial ResponsibilityNature of Interest Resignation Date
Pecuniary (you or a close connection – see point 1)Governor in another school/education establishmentSpouse, partner or relative working in school or with business interests (see point 2.)




Mrs Florrie Hunt

Foundation Governor
Appointed by Diocese

16/09/2020 – 15/09/2024Vice ChairNilNilNil



Mrs Louise Probets


01/09/2016 –HeadteacherNilNilNilN/A

Mr Haleem Ghafoor

Parent Governor
Appointed by Parents

Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese


03/02/2020 – 02/02/2024

09/03/2023 –

Mrs Mehnaz Rashid
LA Governor
Appointed by the Local Authority

Trust Representative
Appointed by the Trust

10/10/2017 – 09/10/2021


10/10/2021 – 09/10/2025

NoNur Fitness SIC – Director

Mrs Marie Watson

Associate Governor
Appointed by the Governing Body
(No Voting Rights)

Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese


10/10/2017 – 09/10/2021


09/03/2023 – 08/03/2027

Deputy HeadteacherN/A

Rev Nik Stevenson

Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese

13/05/2021 – 12/05/2025NoNilNilNilResigned 25.05.2023

Miss Lisa Muirhead

Staff Governor Appointed by the Staff

18/11/2020 – 17/11/2024NoNilNilNilResigned 28.03.2023

Mrs Margaret Lawrance

Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese

12/03/2021 – 11/03/2025NoNilNilNil

Mr Adam Harewood

Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese

21/09/2018 – 20/09/2022

12/03/2021 – 11/03/2025

 NoNilNilNilResigned 26.09.22

Mrs Claire Whitehead

Parent Governor
Appointed by the Parents

18/11/2020 –17/11/2024

Mr Craig

Foundation Governor
Appointed by the

01/09/2021 – 31/08/2025NoResigned 03.01.2023

Mr Geoff Field

Appointed by the

03/11/2021 – 02/11/2025NoResigned 14.09.2022

Reverend Brenda Forrester

Ex-Officio Foundation Governor
Appointed by the Diocese

01/09/2022 –Ex-OfficioNoNoNoN/A

Ms Natalie Hodgson

Parent Governor Appointed by Parents

Foundation Governor Appointed by the Diocese


16.11.2022 – 08.03.2023

09.03.2023 – 08.03.2027


Mrs Katie McLeod

Parent Governor
Appointed by

14.07.2023 – 13.07.2027NoNoNoNoN/A

Mr Leighton Taylor-Jones

Staff Governor
Appointed by Staff

11.09.2023 – 10.09.2027NoNoNoNoN/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.