Statutory Policies

The Department for Education requires all Local Authority maintained schools to have the following policies in place as a statutory requirement (all of which can be found at the foot of the page):
Government Policy Government Review Cycle EPS Policy Name EPS Review Date
Admissions Arrangements Annually Admissions Autumn 2
Charging and Remissions Recommended annually Charging and Remissions Autumn 2
Data Protection Recommended annually Data Protection Spring 1
Protection of Biometric Information of Children in Schools and Colleges Recommended annually No biometric information held N/a
School Complaints Recommended annually Complaints Summer 1
Capability of Staff Recommended annually Professional Competence Spring 1
Newly Qualified Teachers Recommended annually Currently under review Spring 1
Staff discipline, conduct and grievance (procedures for addressing) Recommended annually Code of Conduct & Disciplinary Procedure Spring 1
Statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff Recommended annually Managing Allegations Autumn 2
Teachers' Pay Annually Pay Autumn 1
Accessibility Plan Every 3 years Accessibility Autumn 1 2021/24/27
Child protection policy and procedures Annually Safeguarding and Child Protection Summer 2
Children with health needs who cannot attend school Recommended annually Children with Health Needs Spring 2
Designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children Recommended annually Designated Teacher Summer 2
Early years foundation stage (EYFS) Varies EYFS Spring 1 2021/24/27
Special educational needs and disability Annually Special Educational Needs Autumn 1
Supporting pupils with medical conditions Recommended annually Supporting Children with Medical Conditions Autumn 2
Sex and relationships education Recommended annually RSE Autumn 1
Behaviour in schools Recommended annually Positive Behaviour and Principles Summer 2
Behaviour principles written statement Recommended annually Positive Behaviour and Principles Summer 2
School exclusion Recommended annually Exclusion Spring 2
Health and safety Annually Health & Safety Spring 1
First aid in schools Recommended annually First Aid Summer 1
Premises management documents Recommended annually Health & Safety Audit and Action Plan Spring 2
Equality information and objectives (public sector equality duty) statement for publication Every 4 years Equality and Diversity Spring 2 2022/26/30
Governors’ allowances (schemes for paying) Recommended annually Governor Expenses Spring 2
Instrument of government Recommended annually Instrument of Governance Autumn 1
Careers guidance: details of your careers programme and a provider access statement Recommended annually Key Stage 3 and above N/a