Last reviewed on 15 May 2023
School types: All · School phases: All
Ref: 42165

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

Key points to look out for

Below we suggest what your school or trust's menopause policy might include, but bear in mind that since it's not statutory, your policy might look different. 

Clear aims and objectives

Your policy should state how it aims to support staff members affected by the menopause through things such as:

  • Making sure staff feel comfortable at work when experiencing symptoms
  • Ensuring staff feel they can ask for support and adjustments
  • Setting out how the school will make reasonable adjustments to minimise risk of worsening symptoms

An explanation of common symptoms and key terms

List common symptoms that someone undergoing the menopause may experience Provide definitions of common terms surrounding the menopause Link to further resources, such as training courses or further reading - these may be useful for the board to access too, especially