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Model and Statutory Policies for Schools
DfE: statutory policies for schools and academies
The Department for Education's document outlines the policies and other documents governing bodies are legally required to hold. Governing bodies are required to hold each of these policies and other documents, as outlined, however:
The document makes clear how often each policy must be reviewed and also shows the level of approval required, where this is prescribed in regulations.
Model policies for Hertfordshire schools
Quick links to 'model' policies on the Grid that are available for schools to use. It does not cover all policies and procedures available, only those 'model policies' which can be adapted by schools.
Model policies are given to assist governing bodies in drafting and agreeing their own school policy, the details of which will vary from school to school depending on their size, structure and needs. Model policies should therefore be adapted – not adopted. Occasionally a policy includes statutory requirements (for example statutory time limits in which to hold exclusion hearings) which must be adhered to.
Reviewed June 2020 - Digital team