05 Nov Updated Statutory policies for schools
As part of the DfE’s ongoing commitment to reducing bureaucracy for schools, the statutory policies for schools document outlines the policies and other documents governing bodies are legally required to hold.
The document makes clear how often each policy must be reviewed and was updated in October 2012 to show:
- the level of approval required, where this is prescribed in regulations
- a new section 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 noted against each entry.
They have also produced a timeline that sets out important useful information to help headteachers, principals and governors plan ahead, prepare for and implement changes that will take place during this academic year and beyond.