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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Great Hadham Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2NL


There are three types of policies:

  • Those the Law requires the Governors to maintain (Guide to the Law - Appendix A)
  • Policies for teaching Curriculum Subjects within the school
  • Other policies that the Governors choose to maintain

The responsibility for policy development and maintenance rests with the Committees of the Governing Body and/or the relevant Special Responsibility Governor. Committee Terms of Reference will be amended to reflect this responsibility.

The Committees are free to decide whether or not to continue to maintain policies other than those that are mandatory and the frequency of that review.

Policy Development & Control Process

Policies are owned by the corporate Governing Body and only become effective when adopted at a full meeting of the Governing Body

The operative policies are stored electronically in a directory on the school computer network.

The policies are public documents and are available to be read generally, but access to the directory for storing and changing items will be restricted by the Headteacher. The policies will also be posted to the school website.

When a policy is reviewed the Committee responsible for it will prepare a draft, the definitive version will be owned by the Committee Chair.

Once agreed by the Committee (and consulted on with the staff, if appropriate) the Committee Chair will circulate to all Governors and the Clerk by e-mail for review and comment.

The policy will then appear on the agenda of the next Governing Body Meeting under the report of the relevant Committee or Special Responsibility for consideration.

Once adopted by the Governing Body the new policy will be recorded in the minutes of the meeting, stored by the Head in the school policy record and posted to the website to replace the previous policy.

Suzanne Fitzgerald
Chair of Governors

Policies by committee

Personnel Committee

Statutory policies:

adobe logo  Anti Bullying Policy 
adobe logo  Anti Bullying Policy - Form 1
adobe logo  Anti Bullying Policy - Form 2
adobe logo  Child Protection Policy, including procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff
adobe logo  Code of Conduct Policy
adobe logo  Complaints Procedure Policy
adobe logo  Disciplinary Procedure Policy
adobe logo  Grievance Procedure Policy
adobe logo  Notification of Appeal against Grievance Resolution
adobe logo  Notification of Formal Grievance
adobe logo  Home School Agreement
adobe logo  Leave of Absence Policy
adobe logo  Performance Appraisal Policy
adobe logo  Positive Behaviour including Exclusion Statement Policy                   

adobe logoSupporting Pupils with Medical Conditions
adobe logo  Pay Policy for Teaching and Leadership Posts

Non Statutory policies:
adobe logo  Capability and Procedure Policy
adobe logo  Intimate Care Policy

adobe logo Managing Aggressive Behaviour from Parents and Visitors to our School
adobe logo  Restrictive Physical Intervention Policy  

 adobe logo School Uniform Policy
adobe logo  Staff Appointment Policy
adobe logo Staff Sickness Absence Policy
adobe logo Support Staff Pay Policy                      
adobe logo  Whole School Attendance Policy

adobe logo  Safer Recruitment Policy

adobe logo  Safeguarding Policy

adobe logo Bereavement Policy

Equality Duty Committee

Statutory policies:

adobe logo Equality and Accessibility Plan and Policy (including Race Equality and Equal Opportunities)

 adobe logo Inclusion Policy


adobe logo Equality Parent Questionnaire

Admissions Committee

Statutory policies:

adobe logo In Year Application Policy
adobe logo Nursery Admissions Policy 2016-17     

adobe logoNursery Admissions Supplementary Information Form 2016-17

adobe logo School Admission Policy 2017-18      

 adobe logoSchool Admissions Supplementary Information Form 2017-18        

Promotion and Publicity Committee

Non-Statutory policies:

adobe logo Promotion and Publicity Policy
adobe logo School Prospectus 2018


adobe logo  Policy for the Election of Chair and Vice Chair