Code of Conduct & Ethics 

National Association of School Managers

National Association of School Premises Managers (“NASPM”) Code of Conduct & Ethics
Educational establishments who choose to become members of NASPM agree to abide by the NASPM Code of Conduct & Ethics (the “Code”) along with the NASPM Membership Terms and Conditions.
NASPM members’ allegiance to the Code means that third parties can view the NASPM UK logo as a mark of commitment to good practice. The Code applies uniformly to all Members of NASPM.

Table of Contents

1. Preamble
2. Interpretation
3. General
4. Honesty
5. Legality
6. Health & Safety
7. Best Common Practice Statements
8. Breaches of the Code and Sanctions

1. Preamble

A. The National Association of School Premises Managers (NASPM) brings together schools operating in the UK and represents the interests of its Members in relation to the operation and servicing of their premises as well as in relation to compliance.
B. NASPM is committed to establishing and furthering best practice among its members.

2. Interpretation

2.1. Unless otherwise stated, capitalised terms in this document shall have the meanings given in the NASPM Membership Terms and Conditions.

3. General

3.1. Members shall always act in the best interests of the NASPM and will not act in a way likely to bring them into disrepute.
3.2. Members agree to communicate the existence of NASPM Membership and this Code of Conduct & Ethics among the Member’s staff.
3.3. Members are required to provide NASPM with relevant information on their School for the purpose of rendering the Member Services.
3.4. A list of mandatory and voluntary legal and regulatory requirements for Members may from time to time be found on the NASPM website. All NASPM Members are required to familiarise themselves with any requirements that may be posted as well as any updates to this Code.

4. Honesty

4.1. Members will act honestly, fairly and reasonably in all dealings with NASPM members and non-members, and others.

5. Legality

5.1. Members shall use their reasonable endeavours to ensure that their School and promotional material do not contain or encourage anything which is in breach of UK law.

6. Health & Safety

6.1. Members shall use their best endeavours to adopt health and safety best practice.
6.2. Members are encouraged to take careful consideration of all other NASPM notices and recommendations, and to provide them with a point of contact to receive notices from the NASPM.

7. Best Common Practice Statements

7.1. The NASPM may issue Best Common Practice (BCP) statements which complement the Code and set out NASPM’s expectations on how Members can go beyond what is required of them by law to enhance compliance with applicable regulations.
7.2. Members are required to take due consideration of the BCP statements and report to the NASPM on an annual basis, whether they comply with the BCP statements, and if not, how they plan to become compliant.

8. Breaches of the Code and Sanctions

8.1.1. Breaches of the Code should be notified to the Secretariat, which initially shall be NASPM.
8.1.2. The Secretariat will forward the complaint to NASPM and, if NASPM deems that a further investigation is appropriate, it shall notify the Member who is alleged to have breached the Code.
8.1.3. After providing the Member with an opportunity to respond, the NASPM will issue a decision on whether an actual breach of the Code has taken place and, after having taken all relevant circumstances into account, can:
8.1.4. require the Member to remedy the breach; and/or
8.1.5. require an assurance from the Member, or any associated individual, relating to future behaviour, in terms determined by the NASPM; and/or
8.1.6. terminate the Member from NASPM without any reimbursement of membership fees in whole or in part; and/or
8.1.7. At its absolute discretion publish part or all of its decision.