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Policies & procedures

Policy review schedule

Use our template to plan a review schedule, manage the board’s business, access useful guidance and ensure compliance.

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PLEASE NOTE: We are currently updating our policy review schedules in line with the Department for Education's recently published governance guides.

Writing policies is an operational task carried out by school/trust staff, often using a model version provided by a local authority or academy trust.

Governing boards must ensure that the school/trust policies required by law are in place, have been formally approved (by the governing board) and are working well.

Reviewing and approving policies will inevitably take up governing time, especially in meetings. Our policy review schedules are designed to make this process more manageable.

The schedules do not provide an exhaustive list of policies; they feature:

  • statutory policies
  • other policies that may come to the governing board or one of its committees for approval
  • recommended review frequency and approval level
  • links to useful guidance associated with each policy

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