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Model Policies for Schools
This page was last updated on 27-Oct-2016
This page is intended to provide shortcuts to sections on the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning with 'model' policies that are available for schools to use. It does not cover all policies and procedures, only those that are 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.
DfE: Policies and other documents that governing bodies and proprietors are required to have by law
The Department for Education's 'Statutory Policies for Schools' 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.
Adamson Publications "Policies. A Guide for School Governors and Headteachers".
This book provides the guidance that governors and heads need in order to draw up policies that will do exactly this job. It includes statutory policies, plus some others that are widely recommended, and details of other statutory documents. It can be purchased direct by schools and academies from Adamson Publications. For further details:
Model Policy Documents for Schools