NEMAT Gifts and Hospitality Policy

Why do we have guidance on gifts and hospitality?

Your conduct as a member of staff or a governor/trustee should never lead anyone to question your interests or lead anyone to think that you have been influenced by gifts and hospitality. This is important because your own personal reputation and that of the Academy could be seriously affected if you inappropriately accept a gift or hospitality. It is also a criminal offence to demand or accept a gift or reward in return for allowing yourself to be influenced as a part of the Academy. This is why the Academy has guidance, which applies to all staff and governors/trustees on gifts and hospitality.