Policies and procedures

Policies and procedures

Policies are intended to determine how the school works.

The statutory ones are largely strategic; they should determine how the school addresses certain key processes by providing a framework for action by the headteacher and staff.

Most schools will have several other policies in addition to the statutory ones, which the governing board does not have to approve (though it may, in agreement with the headteacher, still do so for some of them). Often these will be operational and may include such things as the curriculum for individual subjects.

Policies and procedures for schools

Behaviour and welfare - this section looks at everything from attendance policies to the use of reasonable force on school premises. There are several useful documents in this collection which include behaviour policy, bullying, child protection, emergency plans and exclusion procedures, alongside other essential guidance.

Employee responsibilities - our guidelines include key policies for staff, including the capability of staff, conduct and discipline in the workplace and teacher’s pay.

Governance - Governance covers a selection of key topics for governors and governance in the education sector. Topics include a code of conduct for governors to abide by and the election and appointment of existing and new governors. Statutory requirements include minutes and papers as well as allowances for governors.

Health, safety, resources - this framework covers all statutory policies relating to health and safety, as well as school guidance on lettings and further statutory information on the management of premises.

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