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.
Chair of Governors
Policies by committee
Capability and Procedure Policy
Child Protection Policy, including procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff
Code of Conduct Policy
Complaints Procedure Policy
Staff Disciplinary Procedure Policy
Grievance Procedure Policy
Notification of Appeal against Grievance Resolution
Notification of Formal Grievance
Home School Agreement
Leave of Absence Policy
Positive Behaviour including Exclusion Statement Policy
Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions
Pay Policy for Teaching and Leadership Posts
Non Statutory policies:
Intimate Care Policy
Managing Aggressive Behaviour from Parents and Visitors to our School
Restrictive Physical Intervention Policy
School Uniform Policy
Staff Appointment Policy
Staff Sickness Absence Policy
Support Staff Pay Policy
Whole School Attendance Policy
Safer Recruitment Policy
Equality Duty Committee
In Year Application Policy
Nursery Admissions Policy 2019-20
Nursery Admissions Supplementary Information Form 2019-20
School Admission Policy 2020-21
School Admissions Supplementary Information Form 2020-21
Promotion and Publicity Committee
Premises, Finance, Health and Safety and Critical Incident Committee (F&P)
Health & safety with Covid 19 Addendum
Subject Access Request Policy
Data Breach Response Plan GDPR
Online Safety Policy
Data Protection Policy (GDPR)
Data Security Policy
GDPR Guidance on Data Protection Impact Assessment
GDPR Guidance on Data Protection Impact Assessment Template
Data Security Policy
Subject Policies (Gifted and Talented included in each)
Design and Technology Policy
Appendix to English Policy
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship Policy
Physical Education Policy
Religious Education Policy