Key Documents and Policies for Governors



Annual Report to the Governing Board on Safeguarding Children in School - Sept 2018

Report to Governors for Looked After Children - July 2018

Children and Families Incident Management Team - Emergency process for maintained schools - Apr 2017

Governance Handbook - 2019

A Competency Framework for Governance - Jan 2017

Declaration of Pecuniary Interests of Governors - 2016

Policies and Guidance


Adoption Policy - Schools June 2018

Anti-Fraud Policy - Jan 2015

Appraising Teacher Performance model policy June 2018

Asset Management Policy and Guidance - Mar 2013

Child Protection - Guidance on drafting a Child Protection Policy - Sept 2016

Child Protection record keeping guidance for schools - May 2019

Competency Framework for Governance - Jan 2017

Complaints Model Policy - Mar 2019

Complaints Model Policy for managing serial and unreasonable complaints - Mar 2019

Constitution of governing bodies of maintained school - Sept 2016

Cover Supervision Policy - Feb 2005

Dignity at Work Policy for School Staff - June 2018

Disciplinary Policy applicable to Headteachers June 2018

Disciplinary Policy applicable to School Staff other than Headteacher June 2018

Disclosure and Barring Policy June 2018


Equality Act Guidance for schools - Aug 2011

Fixed Term and Temporary Contracts in Schools - 2013

Flexible Working Policy for School Staff revised 2018

Freedom of Information Act

Governors' expenses and allowance model policy - Sept 2016

Grievance Policy - Applicable to All School Staff - June 2018

Health and Safety Policy Statement - Jan 2017

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Leave of Absence Policy June 2018

Managing Attendance for School Staff- June 2018 version 4.0

Managing Underperformance Policy for School Staff (excluding Headteachers)

Managing Underperformance Policy applicable to Headteachers

Maternity Policies and Guidance:

Off-Site Visits and Related Activities with National Guidance and EVOLVE - Feb 2018


Pay Policy for school support staff - June 2018

Pay Structure School Support Staff - Single Status 1 April 2019

Pay Policy for Teaching Staff and Voluntary Controlled Schools Sept 2018

Pension Employee Contribution Rates - 1 April 2019

Phased retirement flexible working up to retirement - Teachers - June 2018

Probation Policy and Toolkit for school support staff - June 2018

Taking photos in schools - Guidance - June 2010

Photographic images of children guidance - this is currently under review - Nov 2014

PPA/Cover Supervision Guidance for School - Teaching Assistants

PPA Guidance for Schools - May 2005

Probationary Policy and Toolkit - applicable to all school staff - Nov 2014

Rarely Cover Guidance (SE Regional)

Redundancy Policy and Guidelines for schools - July 2018

Restrictive Physical Intervention Policy


Safer Recruitment Schools Toolkit

Safer Recruitment Appendices 1-14

Shared Parental Leave - Schools Policy - July 2018

Social Networking Policy - July 2018

Whistleblowing Policy - Jan 2015

Last Updated: 12 June 2019