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The School Governing Body ~ Statutory Information

As Governors, we are required to advise the following:

Business Interests:
On 20 September 2018, all governors were asked to declare any business interests for either themselves or their family members. One governor is a lawyer for the Civil Service, one governor is a NLG and another works within the education sector.  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 were a conflict of interest at any 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 20 September 2018, all governors confirmed they will adhere to the Code of Conduct and confirmed any additional governor positions held in any form of education.  All governors at Winnersh Primary School only serve on one education governing body.  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 2017-2018 – over the course of the year one governor attended 2 out of 6 meetings, one attended 1 of 3 meetings, three attended 3 of the 6 meetings, two attended 4 of the 6 meetings and one attended 5 of the 6 meetings.  All others attended 100% of meetings.

For Committees, one governor attended one of the five Resources meetings, and one attended three, one attended four and others attended 100%.  For School and Community, one governor missed one of the three meetings and the others were 100% attended.  For the Teaching and Learning Committee, two governors attended two meetings of the five, two attended three meetings and one attended four, with other governors attending them all.

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 meetings will be recorded for the academic year 2018-19 and posted September 2019.

Governors Equalities Statement – September 2018-September 2019
The Governors of Winnersh Primary School will endeavour to monitor the attendance of all pupils linking to our Equalities Statement.  Winnersh Primary School is committed to a whole school approach to attendance and punctuality. We place a high priority on attendance at school whilst remaining empathetic to individual family circumstances.   We encourage parents to ensure that their child/children achieve the maximum possible attendance and that any difficulties that prevent this are identified and acted upon promptly.

Please look at the school website for both the Equalities Policy and previous equality statements and their impact.

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 Governor.

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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