Governing bodies are required to hold certain policies and other documents by law. These policies are outlined in the Department for Education’s guidance document ‘Statutory Schools Policies’ (updated 2014), which outlines the necessary policies and procedures and organises them into four categories, as follows:
- Statutory policies required by education legislation
- Statutory policies required by other legislation, which impact particularly on schools (including academies and free schools)
- Other statutory documents
- Documents referenced in statutory guidance
In order to ensure timely review of its statutory policies, our Governing Body has produced a list, which outline the policies required by law and detail the school’s schedule for review. The Governing Body has also adopted a number of non-statutory policies and procedures in order to support the day-to-day running of the school.