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  • Model policy

    Read our model policy to see what good looks like, and use our set of key questions to make sure your school is complying with data protection laws.

  • See examples of finance policies for schools from primary and secondary schools.

  • Model policy

    Be clear on what questions you can ask and what to look out for in your school's pupil premium policy so you can review it confidently.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

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

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Maintained schools and academies are required to have an admissions policy. Understand the requirements, find out how to robustly review your policy, and use our model and examples as a guide for what good looks like.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Be clear on how to review your school's charging and remissions policy, including what questions you can ask if you're reviewing a trust-wide policy. Save time with our model policy to see what good looks like.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Learn about the requirement for your school to adopt the ICO's model freedom of information publication scheme, and understand what it needs to publish.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Review your investment policy using our key questions to check your school is compliant. Use our model investment policy and examples from schools to benchmark your own policy.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our model privacy notices to keep yours up to date with the latest regulations and guidance. They'll save you time and help you stay compliant with this complex area.

  • Model policy

    Find out how to review your school's uniform policy. Save time with our example questions you can ask, and use our model to see what good looks like.

  • 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.

  • Model policy

    Be clear on what your exclusion policy should do and the questions to ask when reviewing it. Use our model policy to see what good looks like.

  • Model policy

    Use our list of questions to help you review your school's attendance policy. Read our model policy to see what good looks like, and get examples from different types of schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Find everything you need to review and approve your school's behaviour policy, including what to look for in the policy and key questions to ask your school leaders.

  • 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.

  • Model policy

    This article includes our model mobile phones policy, which your school can adapt to suit its needs. You can also use our checklist to help you write your own policy, or review an existing one. See examples of policies from other schools on the use of mobile phones.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Schools with EYFS settings have additional policy requirements - read more about these and what policies they may be included in. Plus, find everything you need to review and approve your school's EYFS policy, if it has a standalone document.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our key questions to review your school's curriculum policy and use our model policy to see what good looks like. Plus, see examples from different school types, and know where to go for more information on requirements if you're an independent school.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Find everything you need to review and approve your school's provider access policy statement. Use our key questions to challenge your school leaders and refer to our model policy to benchmark your own policy and make sure it's compliant.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    You must have an accessibility plan under the Equality Act 2010. Understand the requirements, find out what questions to ask your school leaders, and use our model to see what good looks like. Plus, see examples of plans from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Learn what a good inclusion policy looks like, and see examples from other schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Find out what questions you can ask to review your school's special educational needs (SEN) information report and policy. Use our checklists to make sure your school is meeting the requirements, and download our model policy to see what good looks like.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our recommended questions to help you confidently approve your school's risk assessment policy.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Get to grips with how to scrutinise your school's health and safety policy. Download our model policy and checklist to see what good looks like and see examples of policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy

    Find out what questions you can ask to review your school's online safety policy with confidence. Use our model policy to see what good looks like, and see examples from other schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    All state-funded schools are required to have this policy. Use our model document to benchmark your own policy, and see examples of medical conditions policies from other 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

    See what your school leaders should include in this policy and what questions you can ask them, so you can review it confidently. Take a look at our model policy and some examples to get an idea of what yours might look like.

  • A thoughtful governor induction policy does more than get your new governors off to a good start - it also serves as evidence of the board's commitment to training. Get some inspiration to create your own from policies sourced from local authorities and schools across England.

  • Use our list of questions to help you review your home-school communication policy. Be clear on what good looks like with our model policy download and see examples from different types of schools.

  • Statutory/mandatory

    Academies are required to have a whistle-blowing policy. Understand the requirements, find out how to review your policy, and use our model as a guide for what good looks like.

  • Model policy

    Adapt our model policy to help make sure your governors stay on track during visits, and school staff know what to expect when they're visited. See examples from schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our checklist to review the procedure for your school or trust, and make sure it complies with the law and reflects best practice. Be clear on what questions you can ask, and take a look at our model procedure to see what good looks like.

  • Create a governor training policy to make sure everyone on your board knows their responsibilities around training and development.

  • Model policy

    Use our model conflicts of interest policy to help you meet statutory requirements. Plus, see examples of policies from schools and trusts.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Save time by downloading our model instrument of government for maintained schools. Use our checklist to feel confident when reviewing your own.

  • Model policy

    Your board needs to continue its important work even if you can't meet in person right now. Adapt and adopt our model policy so you can feel confident everyone knows what's expected and how your virtual meetings should run.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Find everything you need to review and approve your school's child protection policy. Be clear on what key questions you can ask your school leaders, and use our model policy and checklist to make sure your school's compliant.

  • Model policy

    Use our recommended questions to help you confidently approve your school's policy for the designated teacher of looked-after and previously looked-after children.

  • Refer to these examples of CCTV policies from primary and secondary schools if you're reviewing your school's policy.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Awarding bodies require exam centres to have an exam contingency plan. Use our recommended questions to help you check your school's plan is fit for purpose.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Your school isn't required to have a premises management policy, but it does need premises management documents to show how it deals with things like asbestos, statutory testing or fire safety. Find out how to review your policy, and use our model as a guide to what good looks like.

  • Model policy

    Find out how to review your school's safer recruitment policy. Save time with our example questions you can ask, and use our model to see what good looks like.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Understand how to review your school's staff disciplinary procedures, including questions you can ask. Save time with our model policy to see what good looks like.

  • Model policy

    Find everything you need to review and approve your school's wellbeing policy, including what to look for in the policy and key questions to ask your school leaders.

  • Take a look at some examples to get an idea of what your social media policy might look like.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Be confident when reviewing your procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff. Know what they should include and get suggestions of questions to ask to make sure they're compliant and robust.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Be confident when approving your teacher appraisal policy. Know what it should include and questions to ask to make sure it's compliant and robust.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Be confident when reviewing your staff code of conduct. Know what it should include and get suggestions of questions to ask to make sure your school's code is compliant and robust.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Get information on how to review your school's staff capability policy, including questions you can ask. Save time with our model policy to see what good looks like.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Understand how to review your school's staff grievance procedures, including questions you can ask. Save time with our model policy to see what good looks like.

  • Model policy

    Our model policy will help your school deal with incidents of workplace harassment and bullying confidently and consistently.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our guidance and recommended questions to help you confidently approve your school's early career teacher (ECT) induction policy.

  • Model policy

    See our a model assessment policy. Use it to benchmark your school's own policy, and make sure you're compliant.

  • Model policy

    Find out what to expect from your remote learning policy, and questions to ask when approving it, so you can be confident that your school has clear and consistent expectations.