Terms Conditions and Disclaimer

Our Terms and Conditions of which the Disclaimer at the end is a part are short and concise so as to allow them to be read within a few minutes. They apply to all users of the Surrey Governance Association’s website and their published materials

Terms and Conditions of use.

The site is operated by Surrey Governance Association Executive through the Surrey Governance Association (SGA) for all Surrey schools and higher education Governors and Trustees. The website as with all SGA publications electronic or print endeavours to keep Governors, Trustees and others in administration or leadership in Surrey schools informed of current and emerging events, directives, consultations and informative publications.

While all those who contribute to the site grant us free licence to copy their material for the benefit of spreading their information the copyright of any material on this website or in any electronic or other publication of SGA must not be either in whole or in part abused by any third party or user of this site.

Specifically the material on this site is and remains the copyright of the originator and may require their general or express permission to be copied or used elsewhere.

In the main though not exclusively the information is gathered from the National Governance Association, the Department of Education, Surrey County Council, Ofsted, The Regional Commissioners Office for schools and many items are electronically linked to their or appropriate websites.

Government information except where otherwise stated may be copied and used under the Open Government Licence v3.0 a copy of which is available at the end of this page or by viewing at https://www.gov.uk/

We also gather information from our Surrey schools, their Governors and Trustees as well as other agencies and individuals with an interest in education and welcome contributors to our website and to termly and other newsletters.

Users from other educational areas of the country may find that certain information is different or used in a different way in their area and all users should ensure that any information from any source is both genuine and applicable to them and their circumstances before adopting or relying on any of it.

While we make every effort to ensure that information gathered and published on this website or our printed material is accurate, legal and respectful and will remove any inappropriate or defamatory contribution as soon as spotted or notified to us, we take no responsibility for any third parties contribution and would advise all those who use the site to verify the accuracy of any information from whatever the source before using or relying on it.

While we endeavour to keep the site up to date we will retain certain information over a period normally as long as it remains relevant and will remove or archive material as best befits its status when it becomes dated. Users should always ensure that they have the latest updated information from the relevant originator of any material shown on our website or in our published materials.

Comments, questions and opinion in the ‘your chat’ section and in the Q&A section are those asked by people using the site or at SGA events and in the main, though not exclusively are from those involved in education. Likewise the responses or answers are given as appropriate either by our members or those involved in education to the best of their knowledge however the validity of any question and or the value of any answer must be verified independently by the user of this site and all users are subject to the terms of our disclaimer printed below.


Neither Surrey Governance Association nor any contributors represent that any material contained either on its website or in its published material are guaranteed as either definitive nor necessarily applicable to any other situation or event which may occur post publication and as such may not be relied on as a solution or appropriate to bring about any specific or desired objective, nor will Surrey Governance Association nor any contributors be liable for any loss or damage suffered by any person, firm, company or organisation of any kind resulting in the use of any instructions, suggestions or any information included in their website or published materials.

Open Government Licence v3.0

You are encouraged to use and re-use the Information that is available under this licence freely and flexibly, with only a few conditions.

Using Information under this licence

Use of copyright and database right material expressly made available under this licence (the 'Information') indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions below.

The Licensor grants you a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive licence to use the Information subject to the conditions below.

This licence does not affect your freedom under fair dealing or fair use or any other copyright or database right exceptions and limitations.

You are free to:

• copy, publish, distribute and transmit the Information;
• adapt the Information;
• exploit the Information commercially and non-commercially for example, by combining it with other Information, or by including it in your own product or application.

You must (where you do any of the above):

• acknowledge the source of the Information in your product or application by including or linking to any attribution statement specified by the Information Provider(s) and, where possible, provide a link to this licence;
If the Information Provider does not provide a specific attribution statement, you must use the following:
Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

If you are using Information from several Information Providers and listing multiple attributions is not practical in your product or application, you may include a URI or hyperlink to a resource that contains the required attribution statements. These are important conditions of this licence and if you fail to comply with them the rights granted to you under this licence, or any similar licence granted by the Licensor, will end automatically.


This licence does not cover:
• personal data in the Information;
• Information that has not been accessed by way of publication or disclosure under information access legislation (including the Freedom of Information Acts for the UK and Scotland) by or with the consent of the Information Provider;
• departmental or public sector organisation logos, crests and the Royal Arms except where they form an integral part of a document or dataset;
• military insignia;
• third party rights the Information Provider is not authorised to license;
• other intellectual property rights, including patents, trade marks, and design rights; and
• identity documents such as the British Passport


This licence does not grant you any right to use the Information in a way that suggests any official status or that the Information Provider and/or Licensor endorse you or your use of the Information.

No warranty

The Information is licensed 'as is' and the Information Provider and/or Licensor excludes all representations, warranties, obligations and liabilities in relation to the Information to the maximum extent permitted by law. The Information Provider and/or Licensor are not liable for any errors or omissions in the Information and shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by its use. The Information Provider does not guarantee the continued supply of the Information.

Governing Law

This licence is governed by the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Information Provider has its principal place of business, unless otherwise specified by the Information Provider.


In this licence, the terms below have the following meanings:
'Information' means information protected by copyright or by database right (for example, literary and artistic works, content, data and source code) offered for use under the terms of this licence.

'Information Provider' means the person or organisation providing the Information under this licence. 'Licensor' means any Information Provider which has the authority to offer Information under the terms of this licence or the Keeper of Public Records, who has the authority to offer Information subject to Crown copyright and Crown database rights and Information subject to copyright and database right that has been assigned to or acquired by the Crown, under the terms of this licence.

'Use' means doing any act which is restricted by copyright or database right, whether in the original medium or in any other medium, and includes without limitation distributing, copying, adapting, modifying as may be technically necessary to use it in a different mode or format.

'You', 'you' and 'your' means the natural or legal person, or body of persons corporate or incorporate, acquiring rights in the Information (whether the Information is obtained directly from the Licensor or otherwise) under this licence.

About the Open Government Licence

The National Archives has developed this licence as a tool to enable Information Providers in the public sector to license the use and re-use of their Information under a common open licence. The National Archives invites public sector bodies owning their own copyright and database rights to permit the use of their Information under this licence.

The Keeper of the Public Records has authority to license Information subject to copyright and database right owned by the Crown. The extent of the offer to license this Information under the terms of this licence is set out in the UK Government Licensing Framework.

This is version 3.0 of the Open Government Licence. The National Archives may, from time to time, issue new versions of the Open Government Licence. If you are already using Information under a previous version of the Open Government Licence, the terms of that licence will continue to apply.

These terms are compatible with the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 and the Open Data Commons Attribution License, both of which license copyright and database rights. This means that when the Information is adapted and licensed under either of those licences, you automatically satisfy the conditions of the OGL when you comply with the other licence. The OGLv3.0 is Open Definition compliant.

Further context, best practice and guidance can be found in the UK Government Licensing Framework section on The National Archives website
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