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Cerne Abbas CE VC First School, Duck Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorset, DT2 7LA

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Cerne Abbas CE VC First School 

Governor’s Allowances Policy

Date of policy

Spring Term 2024

Date reviewed by the Governing Body/Committee


Member of staff responsible in Cerne Abbas CE VC First School

Andrea Schafer

Review date

Spring Term 2028


Scheme for Paying Governors’ Allowances


Governors may claim allowances in respect of actual expenditure incurred while attending meetings of the governing body and its committees, undertaking governor development and otherwise acting on behalf of the board.

Governors may not claim for actual or potential loss of earnings or income.

All governors and associate members are eligible to claim allowances in accordance with this scheme.


Eligible Expenses

Categories of eligible expenditure are as follows:


Telephone calls and postage



Care arrangements - Child-care expenses, where these are not provided by a relative or partner.  Care arrangements for any dependent relative, where these are not provided by a relative or partner – receipts should be provided.


Allowance Rates

Rates at which allowances are payable are as follows:


Telephone Calls and Postage: Actual costs incurred – receipts to be provided.

Travel Rates:  In accordance with current authorised rates – for guidance speak to the DC travel team.

For public transport: actual costs incurred.  However, where more than one class of fare is available, the rate shall be limited to second-class fares. For travel by taxi the cost must not exceed  £20 per journey and must be agreed prior to travel

Subsistence: If additional expenses are incurred because work as a governor requires taking meals away from your school area, reimbursement will be made for the food and non-alcoholic drinks bought on the day claimed.

Care Arrangements:  Actual costs incurred, up to a maximum of  £8 per hour

Criteria for Claims

All claims must be submitted to the business manager/finance officer within one month of the expenditure being incurred (except for telephone calls)

Receipts must be supplied to support claims for reimbursement, eg, bus ticket, phone bill, taxi receipt, till receipt, child- care invoice or receipt.

In the case of telephone calls, an itemised phone bill should be provided, identifying the relevant calls.

 Financial Systems

 The school’s normal systems for authorising and processing payments will apply to claims made under this scheme.


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