Last reviewed on 19 May 2022
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May 2022 updates We made the following updates: We've changed the KeyDoc to now refer to 'board of trustees' instead of 'governing board' Admission register and attendance register: made it clearer what school staff are responsible for Early career teachers (ECTs): removed outdated references to newly qualified teachers (NQTs) Staff discipline, conduct and grievance: added to the review frequency that the DfE advises you refer to general employment law Single central record: changed approval to the board of trustees as the DfE's guidance doesn't say academies can delegate approval Designated teacher for LAC policy: the DfE has removed this from its list of statutory policies Acceptance of gifts, hospitality, awards, prizes or benefits: added clarification that this requirement comes from the Academy Trust Handbook (ATH) Added external audit contract: to reflect page 39 of the ATH Added scheme of delegation: to reflect page 23 of the ATH Competitive tendering: changed approval to the board of trustees as paragraph 2.28 of the ATH doesn't say it can be delegated Exam contingency plan: added that governing boards can delegate approval,

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