POLICIES AND OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT GOVERNING BODIES ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE BY LAW
Governing bodies and proprietors of independent schools are required to hold each of these policies and other documents, as outlined, however:
• the drafting of school policies can be delegated to any member of school staff;
• there is no requirement for all policies to be reviewed annually; and
• not all policies need to be signed off by the full governing body.
There are instances where statutory guidance states that policies and procedures should be in place. Although this is not the same as a legal requirement, this document has been updated to make clear the policies referenced in statutory guidance.
Academies and Free Schools have greater freedoms than maintained schools in relation to school policies and other documents. Where relevant, arrangements applying to these schools are outlined in legislation or in their funding agreements, which may vary between individual academies and Free Schools.
A. Statutory Policies Required by Education Legislation
|Statutory Policy No 1||Charging and Remissions|
|Statutory Policy No 2||School Behaviour (known as Student Rewards, Behaviour and Support Policy)|
|Statutory Policy No 3||Sex Education (known as Sex and Relationships Policy)|
|Statutory Policy No 4||Special Educational Needs|
|Statutory Policy No 5||Teacher Appraisal (known as Performance Management Policy)|
|Statutory Policy No 6||Teachers' Pay|
B. Statutory Policies Required by Other Legislation, Which Impact Particularly on Schools (including Academies and Free Schools)
Please note: If you are unable to locate a policy please contact the PA to the Headteacher of the relevant school:
St Martin's School - Mrs Killington - firstname.lastname@example.org
Larchwood Primary School - Mrs Stephens - email@example.com
Chase High School - Mrs Arthur - Maria.Arthur@chasehigh.org
The school will provide a paper copy of the information published on this website to parents on request. No charge shall be made except where otherwise stated.