Last reviewed on 5 December 2022
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools

Signpost your governors to our model policy and adapt it to suit your school's context. Plus, see examples from a range of schools to find out how other schools have done it.

It's likely your governing board will be responsible for this policy

Your governing board will likely write this policy and be responsible for implementing it.

Signpost your governors to our model below, and encourage them to seek more support with this policy, including a checklist, on The Key for School Governors.

Download our model policy to use in your school

Maintained schools are required to have a governors' allowances policy.

Academies are not required to have this policy, but the Department for Education (DfE) strongly advises that you do.

Model policy - governors' allowances

Please note: this model policy is aimed primarily at maintained schools and