Last reviewed on 19 May 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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Independent schools

May 2022 updates We made the following updates: 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and attendance register: made it clearer what school staff are responsible for Early career teachers (ECTs): removed outdated references to newly qualified teachers (NQTs) Staff discipline, conduct and grievance: Added to the review frequency that the DfE advises you refer to general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 Changed approval to the governing board as the DfE's guidance doesn't say you can delegate Single central record: changed approval to the governing board as the DfE's guidance doesn't say independent schools can delegate approval RSE: Added that while the DfE doesn't include this policy for independent schools, it's still a requirement Changed approval to make it clear you can delegate Behaviour policy: Added that while the DfE doesn't include this policy for independent schools, it's still a requirement Changed information on approval to make it clear the headteacher can delegate Health and safety and first aid: changed approval to the employer Exam contingency plan: added that governing boards can delegate approval, based on a clarification from

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