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    Our GDPR-compliant model data protection policy and privacy notices for parents, pupils, staff and others will help make sure you're compliant with the data protection reforms. You can download them to benchmark your own school's documents against.

  • Is there a model policy on governors conducting school visits? In this article, we link to a model policy on governor monitoring visits from a local authority. We also refer to examples of policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Schools must have a policy and information report on SEN, but these can be one document. Download our model SEN policy and information report, and use our jargon buster to understand the difference between the information report, the policy, and the local offer.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download our model complaints procedure, and use our checklist to make sure your school's policy complies with the law and reflects best practice. Take a look at examples of procedures from a range of schools.

  • Your school leaders can use our template lockdown procedure to keep your school community safe in the event of a critical incident. The guidance and examples in this article will also help you adapt the template to meet your school's specific needs.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Make sure your child protection policy reflects the latest changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education. If you have your own, use our checklist to make sure it covers everything it needs to and get tips on what else to include.

  • Are there examples of governor induction policies? We link to examples of policies from a local authority and four schools. We also link to further articles on governor induction and training.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Save time and stay compliant by using and adapting our model health and safety policy. Look at examples of policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download our model written statement of behaviour principles and adapt it to suit your context. Take a look at examples and read about the requirements.

  • Are there examples of policies for staff wellbeing? This article cites examples of staff wellbeing policies from five schools and a local authority. It also points to another of our articles, which highlights how other policies can address staff wellbeing.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Save time and stay compliant by using our model instrument of government for maintained schools. Read about what to include and how to create it.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    What should be in an accessibility plan? We look at advice from the DfE on the governing body's legal duty to prepare an accessibility plan. We also provide our model accessibility plan, which is approved by a law firm, and link to examples of plans from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download our model governors' allowances policy for you to adapt and use to stay compliant. Use our policy checklist when creating or reviewing your own policy and look at examples of policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    What is a freedom of information publication scheme? This article links to the model freedom of information publication scheme from the Information Commissioner’s Office and explains the requirement for all public authorities to adopt the scheme.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our model behaviour policy and checklist to benchmark your own policy, save time and help keep your school compliant. See examples of behaviour policies from a range of schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    This article features our downloadable model pay policy, approved by a law firm and a union. It also features a policy checklist, looks at whether pay policies can be delegated, and includes examples of pay policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download our model sex and relationship education (SRE) policy, and see examples of policies from primary, secondary and special schools, including schools with a religious character.

  • Statutory/mandatory

    See policies from primary, secondary and special schools, including examples from maintained schools and academies. Learn whether schools are required to have a whistle-blowing policy in place.

  • Model policy

    Download our model exclusions policy to benchmark your own policy, save time and help keep your school compliant. See examples of policies from a range of schools.

  • Model policy

    Are there examples of school curriculum policies? In this article, we include our model curriculum policy that you can download and adapt to your setting. We also link to examples of curriculum policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Our model staff disciplinary procedures document is designed to be easy to adapt to suit your school's context, saving you time. Or, if your school is writing or reviewing its own, use our checklist to see what your procedures should include. You'll also find examples from schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Save time and stay compliant by using and adapting our model charging and remissions policy. Look at examples of policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy

    Are there examples of e-safety policies? We look at examples of e-safety policies from primary, secondary and special schools. You will also find our downloadable e-safety policy template that you can adapt to your context.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    This article points to school policies covering appraisal of teachers' performance. It also highlights model policies from the DfE and unions, and relays advice on introducing a new policy.

  • Are there any examples of social media policies? In this article, we link to social media policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy

    Use our model attendance policy to help you review and approve your own. See examples of attendance policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Are there any examples of school finance policies? In this article, we summarise model finance policies for schools from a local authority, primary and secondary schools, and link to information on the Schools Financial Value Standard. We also point to information on finance committees.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Save time and stay compliant by using and adapting our model statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff, which is included within our model child protection policy. You can also use our downloadable checklist to help write and review your procedures.

  • Take a look at examples of policies from infant, primary, secondary and special schools. Read expert advice on what to look for in an anti-bullying policy.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Are there any examples of risk assessment policies? We include our model policy, and link to examples of policies from schools. We also look at guidance on conducting risk assessments from the Health and Safety Executive.

  • Are there examples of parental engagement policies? We link to parental engagement policies from primary, secondary and special schools. These policies look at the schools' aims and objectives and how they will act to meet them.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    In this article, you can download our model staff code of conduct, which is approved by a law firm and the NAHT. This article also sets out examples of staff codes of conduct from primary, secondary and special schools. You can see examples that cover the Prevent duty, and relay suggested contents for a code of conduct from a teaching school.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Save time by using and adapting our model policy when you are reviewing or approving your provider access policy statement. We also set out what your policy statement must include. This document is also sometimes known as a 'Baker clause' policy.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Are there examples of a medical conditions policy? This article includes our model policy and to examples of medical conditions policies from schools. We also refer to DfE guidance on the contents of a medical conditions policy.

  • Model policy

    Use our model safer recruitment procedures to help save you time and keep you compliant.

  • Model policy

    Download our model pupil premium policy, which you can adapt to your school's context. This article also links to an annotated pupil premium policy from a school with tips on how the school developed it, and examples of policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Prepare for emergencies by making sure your school has a critical incident policy. Read our article to find out what you should include and take a look at other school policies to see how they’ve set theirs.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    What is the process for headteacher capability procedures? Schools can set their own capability procedures and decide who is responsible for initiating them. We look at the process outlined in the DfE's model capability policy.

  • Are there examples of monitoring policies? We link to examples of monitoring and evaluation policies from primary, secondary and special schools. We also refer to calendars and plans that outline when monitoring activities should take place.

  • Are there examples of conflicts of interest policies for academies? We link to examples of policies from standalone and multi-academy trusts. We also look at advice from the Charity Commission on writing a conflicts of interest policy.

  • See examples of policies for both pupils and staff from primary, secondary, and special schools. Read guidance on what this type of policy should include.

  • How can we build a succession planning policy for the board? We relay guidance from one of our associate education experts on how to structure an effective succession planning policy, and link to further resources from The Key. We also link to succession planning policies from schools.

  • What should we include in a governor training policy? This article looks at the contents of governor training policies from primary and secondary schools. We also link to further articles from The Key on governor training.

  • Are there examples of teaching and learning policies? We look at teaching and learning policies from primary, secondary and special schools. We also relay advice on what to include.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    This article includes our model premises management policy that you can adapt to suit your school. We link to examples of premises management policies from primary and secondary schools. We also link to premises management strategies, and guidance from the DfE.

  • Are there examples of inclusion policies? We link to examples of inclusion policies from a primary school, a secondary school, and a special school.

  • Are there examples of CCTV policies from schools? We look at closed-circuit television (CCTV) policies from primary and secondary schools. We also cite guidance from a local authority and link to the CCTV Code of Practice from the Information Commissioner's Office.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    This article includes a model admissions policy which meets the requirements of the School Admissions Code. It can be easily adapted for use by maintained schools and academies. The article also links to examples of admissions policies from schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    In this article, you can download our model grievance procedure that you can easily adapt to your school's context. This article also looks at grievance policies and procedures used by primary and secondary schools, and includes a grievance procedure checklist created by a HR expert.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    This article includes our model first aid policy, that can be easily adapted to suit your school's context. It also looks at examples of first aid policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    This article includes our model capability policy, which you can download and adapt to your school's context. It also links to examples of policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy

    Are there examples of gifts and hospitality policies and registers? This article highlights gifts and hospitality policies from primary, secondary and special schools. You will also find a gifts and hospitality register, policy writing guidance, and HMRC’s position on pupils’ gifts to school staff.

  • Model policy

    The Key has created a model assessment policy for you to adapt and use to stay compliant. We also link to examples from primary, secondary and secondary schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Are there examples of academy accounting policies? This article includes our model accounting policy, as well as templates from the ESFA and NASBM. The article also looks at examples of policies from academy trusts.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Are there examples of investment policies? This article links to our model policy and to a model policy created by NASBM and the EFSA. It also looks at investment policies from multi-academy trusts (MATs). It also points to articles about other finance-related policies trusts must have.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Are there examples of examination contingency plans? Awarding bodies require exam centres to have exam contingency plans. We refer to guidance on exam contingency planning from the DfE and Ofqual, and link to examples of contingency plans.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Are there examples of non-examination assessment policies? In this article, we explain that exam centres are required by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) to have a non-examination assessment policy. We also include our model policy and examples of policies from schools.