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Statutory policies for schools

6 October 2014
The Department for Education have released updated advice on the policies and documents that governing bodies and proprietors of schools are required to have by law. It is non-statutory, and has been produced to help you understand your statutory obligations and duties. It outlines the policies and other documents school governing bodies and proprietors of independent schools are legally required to hold. This advice is aimed at school leaders and governing bodies in all schools and proprietors of independent schools, and for local authorities. It covers the following school types: maintained schools, maintained special schools, academies, free schools (including university technical colleges and studio schools), non-state-funded independent schools, pupil referral units (PRUs), sixth-form colleges, further education (FE) colleges with 16 to 19 provision and non-maintained special schools. In this September 2014 version of the advice changes have been made to many areas including but not limited to:
  • charging and remissions
  • special educational needs
  • teachers pay
  • admission arrangements
  • governors allowances.
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