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The School Governing Body ~ Statutory Information

As Governors, we are required to advise the following:

Business Interests:
On 21st September 2017, all governors were asked to declare any business interests for either themselves or their family members. It was stated the one governor worked for the DfE, one governor is a NLG and another for RM Education.  A copy of the signed declaration is retained by the Clerk to Governors.

In addition, Governors confirmed that they are not related to, or are in a relationship with, any members of staff.

This information is to highlight any conflict of interest.  If there was a conflict of interest on a particular point, the governor in question would remove themselves from the discussion.  Governors will be requested at every meeting to declare any interests and these will be minuted accordingly.

Governor Positions Held:
On 21st September 2017, all governors confirmed they will adhere to the Code of Conduct and confirmed any additional governor positions held.  All governors at Winnersh Primary School only serve on one governing.  A copy of the signed declaration is retained by the Clerk to Governors.

Collating this information is a part of the Government’s Prevent Strategy.  Governors will be requested at every meeting to declare any changes to this information and should Governors sit on more than one Governing Body this information shall be relayed to Wokingham Borough Council.

Attendance at Meetings:

The FGB held 6 meetings during the academic year 2016-2017 – over the course of the year one governor attended 2 out of 6 meetings, one attended 3 of the 6 meetings, two attended 4 of the 6 meetings.  All others attended 100% of meetings. All absences were recorded and any apologies given were accepted by the Full Governing Body and minuted.  A full copy of meeting attendance is retained by the Clerk to Governors.

Attendance at FGB meetings will be recorded for the academic year 2017-18 and posted September 2018.

Governors Equalities Statement – September 2017-September 2018:

The Governors of Winnersh Primary School will endeavour to ensure that all children at the school have equal access to opportunities to participate in culture, arts, academic and sporting activities for example lunch time clubs, after school clubs, and representing pupils in competitions, tournaments and events. 

The equalities report for 2017-18 can be found here. 

Governors Safeguarding Statement

The Governors of Winnersh Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We ensure that the School has a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.  Additionally we have a designated Safeguarding Governors.

Sometimes the School needs to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. Governors support that the School will ensure concerns about the pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers unless they have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 

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