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Last reviewed on 24 September 2021
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Download our list of statutory policies and documents to check that your school has all the policies you need to be compliant.

Most recent changes

The Department for Education (DfE) updated its list of statutory policies in September 2019, with subsequent revisions in the following months.

We'll continue to update our documents below if the DfE publishes any further revisions. Click 'Save for later' in the top right-hand corner to get an email notification each time we update this article.

September 2021 update

All school types

  • Admissions register - clarified that it can be kept by appropriate school staff
  • Attendance register - clarified that appropriate school staff must update it daily, and the governing board can delegate the keeping of the register to the headteacher
  • Renamed newly qualified teachers (NQTs) as early career teachers (ECTs)
  • Health and safety, and first aid - the employer must approve (previously we said the employer could delegate)

Added that your school should have a 'behaviour principles written statement' While this isn't a requirement, it's strongly advised by the DfE To reflect the 2021 Academy

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