Last reviewed on 11 December 2023
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, or if you're a Whole School member, or have Leaders+ membership with access to The Key Leaders and GovernorHub Knowledge, encourage your governors to seek more support, including a checklist, on GovernorHub Knowledge.

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

Approved by Forbes Solicitors, this model document is designed for you to adapt to suit your school’s context. All of our model documents take account of relevant requirements and good practice. They are easy to adapt, will save you time and help you keep your school compliant.