Statutory Policy Updates

The DfE have recently withdrawn their statutory policy list for maintained schools and academies.  This has been replaced with these: 

 

Maintained Schools

New policies: 
  • School Attendance
  • School Uniform

Policies no longer listed: 
  • Accessibilty plan
  • Children with health needs who cannot attend school
  • Early career teachers
  • Early years foundation stage
  • Equality information
  • First aid in schools
  • Instrument of governance
  • Protection of biometric information
  • Statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff

Academies

New policies: 
  • School Attendance
  • School Uniform

Policies no longer listed: 
  • Accessibilty plan
  • Capability of staff
  • Children with health needs who cannot attend school
  • Early career teachers
  • Early years foundation stage
  • Equality information
  • First aid in schools
  • Protection of biometric information
  • Statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff
  • Whistleblowing

It is recommend that all policies are reviewed annually with the exception of the equality objectives which can be reviewed every four years. 

The Caveat!

In both documents it explains that it “is not intended to be a complete list of policies” so we would proceed with caution in terms of removing policies for the time being just in case we get some more details about this in the near future…

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