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Statutory Policies for Schools (DfE Publication September 2014)

This page contains information about the policies and documents that governing bodies are required to have by law. Policies 1 - 7 are statutory policies required by education legislation, policies 8 and 9 are statutory policies required by other legislation, documents 10 to 24c are other statutory documents and documents 25 to 28 are documents referenced in statutory guidance. The latest DfE guidance is included below together with the governors policy review timetable.

Policy 1

Capability of Staff

Governors adopted this policy in September 2016. It is reviewed biennially. The next review is due in September 2020.

Monitoring Governor: AS

Policy 2

Charging and Remissions

Governors adopted this policy in March 2013. It is reviewed annually. The next review is due in September 2017.   

Monitoring Governor: DS

Policy 3

School Behaviour

Governors adopted this policy in July 2014. It is reviewed biennially. The next review is due in February 2018.

Monitoring Governor: HW

Policy 4

Sex Education

Governors adopted this policy in February 2013. It is  reviewed biennially. The next review is due in  February 2017.

Monitoring Governor: BW

Policy 5

Special Educational Needs

Governors adopted this policy in January 2015. It is reviewed annually. The next review is due in February 2017.

Monitoring Governor: HW

Policy 6

Peformance Management

Governors adopted this policy in September 2013. It is reviewed biennially. The next review is due in September 2017.

Monitoring Governor: JP

Policy 7

Pay Policy

Governors adopted this policy in November 2016.   It is reviewed annually. The next review is due in  November 2017.

Monitoring Governor: DS

Policy 8

Data Protection

Governors adopted this policy in April 2016. It is reviewed biennially. The next review is due in April 2018.

Monitoring Governor: PB

Policy 9

Health and Safety

Governors adopted this policy in December 2016. It is reviewed annually. The next review is due in December 2017.

Monitoring Governor: CF

Policy 10

Admissions arrangements

Governors adopted this policy in March 2017.   It is reviewed annually. It is due to be reviewed in March 2018.

Monitoring Governor: Head

Policy 11

Accessibility plan

Governors adopted this draft plan in April 2015. It is reviewed triennially. It is due to be reviewed in April 2018.

Monitoring Governor: CF

Policy 12

Central record of recruitment and vetting checks

This is a live document checked monthly by the Safeguarding Governor.

Monitoring Governor: AS

Policy 13

Complaints procedure statement

Governors adopted this statement in March 2012. It is reviewed biennially. The next review is due in March 2019.

Monitoring Governor: JS

Policy 14

Freedom of information

Governors adopted this written statement in March 2012. It is revisited annually. The next review is due in March 2017.

Monitoring Governor: JS

Policy 15

Governors' allowances (schemes for paying)

Governors adopted this document in September 2015. It is reviewed annually. It is due to be reviewed in September 16.

Monitoring Governor: DS

Policy 16

Instrument of Government

The current Instrument of Government came into effect on 3rd December 2012. The constitution of the governing body is reviewed at the AGM in September each year.

Monitoring Governor: Chair

Policy 17

Minutes of and papers considered at meetings of the Governing Body and its committees

The minutes of the most recent full governing body meeting are published on this area of the website.

Responsible Person: Clerk

Policy 18

Premises Management Policy

Governors adopted this policy in March 2015. It is reviewed annually. The  next review is due in March 2016 .

Monitoring Governor: CF

Policy 19

Register of Business Interests of Headteacher and Governors

Signed annually by individual governors at the AGM and updated at every meeting.

Responsible Person: Clerk

Policy 20

School Information Published on Website

Review frequency: Live - must be updated as soon as possible after a change and at least annually.

Monitoring Governor: Chair

Policy 21

Equality Information and Objectives (public sector duty)

Governors adopted this policy in June 2013. The policy is reviewed every 4 years. The next review is due in November 2017.

Monitoring Governor: JP

Policy 22

Register of pupils' admission to school

Review frequency: Live document. Governors have delegated responsibility for keeping the register to the headteacher.

Monitoring Governor: JS

Policy 23

Register of pupils' attendance

Review frequency : Live document. Governors have delegated responsibility for keeping the attendance register to the headteacher.

Monitoring Governor: AS

Policy 24

Staff discipline, conduct and grievance (procedures for addressing)

Monitoring Governors: HW 24(a); BW 24(b); PB 24(c)

Policy 25

Child Protection Policy and Procedures

Governors adopted this policy in July 2014. It is reviewed annually. The next review is due in October 2017.

Monitoring Governor: AS

Policy 26

Early Years Foundation Stage                        

Governors adopted this policy in February 2012. It is reviewed biennially. The next review is due in April 2018.

Monitoring Governor: BW

Policy 27

Statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff

Governors adopted this policy in March 2016. It is reviewed annually. The next review is due in March 2018.

Monitoring Governor: PB

Policy 28

Supporting children with medical conditions

Governors adopted this policy in May 2015. It is reviewed triennially. The next review is due in May 2018.

Monitoring Governor: BW