Last reviewed on 28 April 2022
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Cover all your bases with our model code of conduct. It sets out what you expect from governors and trustees, from core responsibilities to expected behaviours.

28 April 2022 - we've updated our model policy with some minor additions. We have also separated our previous model into a model policy that specifically meets the needs of maintained schools and a model policy that meets the needs of academies (see the academies tab of this article). Please see the 'updates to our model policy' section below for details on how to update your policy if you used our previous version. Download our model code of conduct Approved by Forbes Solicitors Designed so you can adapt it to your school’s context Takes account of relevant requirements and good practice KeyDoc: Code of conduct model policy - maintained Tailor the document to reflect: How you delegate responsibilities Any school/local authority policies that you must follow e.g. social media and IT policies Whether your instrument of government sets out specific requirements for governance procedures and conduct Make sure all governors read and agree to the code of conduct, alongside any other relevant documents or requirements.  Updates to our model

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