The following are the Statutory Policies that are reviewed annually and ratified by the Governing Body at the first Full Governing Body Meeting of the new academic year.
|Policy||Local-authority-maintained schools||Review cycle||Approval level|
|Admission arrangements||Yes||Annually||Governing body, local authority, academy trust|
|Charging and remissions||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body, individual governor or headteacher|
|Data protection||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body, individual governor or headteacher|
|Protection of biometric information of children in schools and colleges||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body|
|Register of pupils’ admission to school and attendance||Yes||Live document||Governing body, individual governor or headteacher|
|School information published on a website||Yes||Live document||Governing body, individual governor or headteacher|
|School complaints||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body, individual governor or headteacher|
|Capability of staff||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body or an individual governor|
|Newly qualified teachers (NQTs)||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body|
|Staff discipline, conduct and grievance (procedures for addressing)||Yes||Recommended annually||For local-authority-maintained schools: governing body. For academies: governing body, individual governor or headteacher|
|Single central record of recruitment and vetting checks||Yes||Live document||Governing body, individual governor or headteacher|
|Statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body, individual governor or headteacher|
|Teachers’ pay||Yes||Annually||Governing body or local authorities|
|Accessibility plan||Yes||Every 3 years||Governing body, individual governor or headteacher|
|Child protection policy and procedures||Yes||Annually||Governing body or proprietor|
|Children with health needs who cannot attend school||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body|
|Designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body|
|Early years foundation stage (EYFS)||Yes||Varies||Governing body can delegate|
|Special educational needs and disability||Yes||Annually||Governing body or proprietor|
|Supporting pupils with medical conditions||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body|
|Sex and relationships education||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body, individual governor or headteacher|
|Behaviour in schools||Yes||Recommended annually||Headteacher can delegate|
|Behaviour principles written statement||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body|
|School exclusion||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body, individual governor or headteacher|
|Health and safety||Yes||Annually||Employer|
|First aid in schools||Yes||Recommended annually||Employer|
|Premises management documents||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body, individual governor or headteacher|
|Equality information and objectives (public sector equality duty) statement for publication||Yes||Every 4 years||Governing body, individual governor or headteacher|
|Governors’ allowances (schemes for paying)||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body, individual governor or headteacher|
|Instrument of government||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body|
|Register of business interests of headteachers and governors||Yes||Live document||Governing body can delegate approval subject to the local authority scheme|
|Careers guidance: details of your careers programme and a provider access statement||Yes||Recommended annually||Governing body|
The following is a list of Curriculum Policies that are reviewed by subject and faculty leaders in the school in partnership with Teaching & Learning Governors Committee. These are reviewed approximately every two years (by 31st October) or whenever significant changes are needed.
Human Resource & Personnel Policies
The following are HR & Personnel Policies. These are reviewed annually by the school's HR Lead and the Business and Operations team in partnership with the Governor Resources Committee.
Safeguarding, Child Protection & SEND
The following are Safeguarding, Child Protection & SEND Policies which are reviewed annually by the Deputy Headteacher and the Inclusion Lead in the Summer Term in partnership with the Co-Chair of Governors and the Safeguarding Governor.
These must be read by all staff and volunteers as part of induction and in preparation for the start of every new academic year.
Business and Communication Policies
The following is a list of Business and Communication Policies reflecting the operational activities of the school and its wider remit in the community. These policies are reviewed annually in the Spring Term by the School Business Manager in partnership with the Governors Resources Committee.