Coronavirus: guide to reviewing policy updatesUse our checklist to help you review all the policies your school might want to update in light of coronavirus, including partial school closure. For each policy, find out what to look for if recently updated.
How to approve a school policy: processGovernors are responsible for approving most of a school's policies. Read about how policy approval can be delegated, what to ask before approving policies, and good practice on signing and storing them.
School policies: when and how to consult with unionsConsulting with unions can be a useful, and often necessary step in the policy-making process. Clarify which policies need union consultation, what the consultation process should look like, and how to be confident in approving policies.
School uniform policy: the role of the governing boardGoverning boards set the uniform policy in a school. Be clear on what you need to consider when setting your school's policy, and learn how to avoid discrimination to make sure the policy is fair and inclusive to all pupils in your school.
Which policy do I turn to when there's a problem?Be prepared to deal with any concerns/complaints that reach you with this summary of the key policies you’re likely to need. If you’re in this situation right now, use our decision-helper to work out your immediate next steps.