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.
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.