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  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Our GDPR-compliant model data protection policy will help make sure you're compliant with data protection law. You can download it to benchmark your own school's policy against.

  • A governors' school visits policy will make sure governors stay on track during visits, and mean staff know what to expect. Get help creating your policy with model policies and examples from schools.

  • Model policy

    Use and adapt our code of conduct to set out what you expect from governors and trustees on your board. It covers the expectations of governors, relationships to others in the school, social media and data protection.

  • 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.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download our model SEN policy and information report, to save yourself some time and help make sure you're compliant. We've included a glossary so you can be sure you understand the jargon that surrounds SEN.

  • 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

    You must have an accessibility plan under the Equality Act 2010. Use our model plan and checklist to make sure your school is compliant, and see examples of plans from primary, secondary and special schools for comparison.

  • 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

    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

    Find out about the requirement for your school to adopt the ICO's model freedom of information publication scheme, and learn what you need to publish.

  • 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

    Prepare for the new RSE requirements. Download our new model policy or compare your existing one with our checklist to make sure you’re compliant by September 2020.

  • 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

    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

    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. See examples of policies from primary and secondary 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • Model policy

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

  • 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

    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

    Download our model pupil premium policy, which you can adapt to your school's context. See examples of policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Use examples of monitoring and evaluation policies from primary, secondary and special schools to benchmark and review your own policy.

  • 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.

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

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our model premises management policy to benchmark your own and check you're compliant. See examples of premises management policies from primary and secondary schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download our model admissions policy and adapt it to your setting. See examples of admissions policies from primary, secondary and selective schools.

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

  • 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

    Schools with EYFS settings have additional policy requirements. Read more about these and what policies they may be included in. Benchmark your school's policy with our model policy, and look at some examples from other 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

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

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Awarding bodies require exam centres to have exam contingency plans. Download our model policy to benchmark your own, and check your school is compliant.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download our model investment policy to benchmark your own, and check your school is compliant.

  • Model policy

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