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  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our model data protection policy to keep yours up to date with the latest regulations and guidance. It'll save you time and help you stay compliant with this complex area.

  • Keep your school community safe in the event of a critical incident. Download our template lockdown procedure and adapt it to your school's specific needs. Have a look at guidance to help you do this, and see examples from other schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download our model accessibility plan and adapt it to meet your school's context. You will also find a checklist for writing your accessibility plan, and examples of plans from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download our model SEN policy and information report, to save yourself some time and help make sure you're compliant.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download and adapt our model behaviour policy, and save yourself some time. If you prefer to write or review your own use our checklist setting out requirements and good practice for behaviour policies. You'll also find examples from schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Make sure your child protection policy reflects the latest changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education. If your policy is based on our original model, use our summary of what's changed and why to help you decide what changes you need to make. If you have your own, use our checklist to make sure it covers everything it needs to and get tips on what else to include.

  • Model policy

    Download our model curriculum policy and adapt it to your setting. Also, find examples of curriculum policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    In this article, you can download our model staff code of conduct, approved by a law firm and the NAHT. It can be easily adapted to suit your school's context. You can also look at examples of codes of conduct from primary and secondary schools.

  • Model policy

    We provide a model attendance policy and link to examples of attendance policies from primary and secondary schools with above-average attendance rates. You will also find examples of attendance policies from special schools.

  • Model policy

    Adapt our model mobile phone policy to suit your school, or use our checklist to help you write your own. See examples of policies from other schools on the use of mobile phones by pupils, staff, parents, visitors and volunteers.

  • Are there examples of teaching and learning policies? This article highlights examples of teaching and learning policies from primary, secondary and special schools. It also includes advice from one of our associate education experts, who provides tips on writing a teaching and learning policy.

  • Model policy

    Use our model safer recruitment procedures to help save you time and keep you compliant.

  • Are there examples of equality policies from schools? This article highlights policies from primary, secondary and special schools, written in the context of the Equality Act 2010. It cites expert advice on writing an equality policy, and it links to more articles on schools' equality responsibilities.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download our model policy and adapt it to suit your school's context. Use our checklist if you prefer to review your existing policy, and see examples of policies from other schools.

  • Model policy

    Download and adapt our model online safety policy, and see examples of online safety policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy

    Set clear expectations for ICT and internet acceptable use using our model policy. See examples of policies from other schools to help you develop your own.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use The Key's model document for equality information and objectives. This article also includes examples from schools, a guide to writing objectives and information on the PSED requirements.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download and adapt our model policy for supporting pupils with medical conditions, and save yourself some time. If you prefer to write or review your own, use our checklist setting out what your policy should include. You'll also find examples from schools.

  • Are there any examples of anti-bullying policies? We refer to a LA's model anti-bullying policy and examples of policies from infant, primary, secondary and special schools. You will also find advice on whether to update your policy in line with DfE guidance updated in July 2017.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    This article includes our model first aid policy, that can be easily adapted to suit your school's context. It also looks at examples of first aid policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Save time and stay compliant by using and adapting our model statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff, which is included within our model child protection policy.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Save time and stay compliant by using and adapting our model charging and remissions policy. You can also use our downloadable checklist to structure your policy, and read tips on how to write it.

  • Model policy

    This article includes our model exclusions policy that you can adapt to your school's context, save time and stay compliant. It also looks at exclusion policies from schools.

  • Are there examples of staff wellbeing and work-life balance policies? In this article, we look at examples of staff wellbeing and work-life balance policies from primary, secondary and special schools. You will also find model policies from a union and a local authority.

  • Compare your staff induction policy with examples from other schools, and read tips on what you should cover.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download and adapt our model staff disciplinary procedures, and save yourself some time. If you prefer to write or review your own, use our checklist to see what your procedures should include. You'll also find examples from schools.

  • Model policy

    The Key has created a model assessment policy for you to adapt and use to stay compliant. We also look at examples of policies from primary schools and relay advice on how to write your own policy from one of our associate experts.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    This article includes a model appraisal policy that you can adapt to your school's context. It also links to examples of school policies covering appraisal of teachers' performance, as well as model policies from the DfE and unions.

  • Model policy

    Download our model pupil premium policy, which you can adapt to your school's context. This article also links to an annotated pupil premium policy from a school with tips on how the school developed it, and examples of policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    In this article, we include our model policy and link to examples of school policies on assessing risks to health and safety. We also relay guidance on conducting risk assessments from the Health and Safety Executive.

  • Model policy

    Are there examples of early years policies from schools? We have created a model Early Years Foundation (EYFS) policy that you can adapt and download. We also link to examples from a range of maintained primary, primary academies and an all-through special school.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    This article includes our model staff capability policy that you can download and adapt to your school's context. It also links to examples of policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Prepare for the new RSE requirements. Download our new model policy or review your existing one with our checklist to make sure you’re compliant by September 2020.

  • Have a look at intimate care and nappy changing policies and procedures from schools to help you write your own, and read expert advice on what to consider when writing or reviewing this policy.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    This article features our downloadable model pay policy, approved by a law firm and a union. It also features a policy checklist, and looks at pay policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use and adapt our model premises management policy to suit your school. You'll also find examples of premises management policies from primary and secondary schools to inspire you when writing your own.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Save time by using and adapting our model policy when you are writing or reviewing your provider access policy statement. We also set out what your policy statement must include. This document is also sometimes known as a 'Baker clause' policy.

  • Are there examples of social media policies? In this article, we look at social media policies from two primary schools and two secondary schools. You will also find a link to a further article with guidance for staff on using social media.

  • Use these examples of staff dress codes from primary, secondary and special schools to help you create your own.

  • If you're an academy, use our premises hiring model policy, sometimes known as a 'lettings policy', to help your school generate additional income. It includes terms and conditions of hire approved by lawyers and a hire request form.

  • Are there examples of policies for looked after children? This article links to examples of policies on the education of looked after children (LAC), or children looked after (CLA), from primary, secondary and special schools. You will also find a link to statutory DfE guidance on LAC.

  • Are there examples of policies for managing staff absence? This article highlights absence and attendance policies and procedures from a local authority and schools. We also cite further articles about dealing with sickness absence.

  • Set up your own policy for your CCTV system with the help of this article. We link to a range of examples of CCTV policies for primary and secondary schools for you to refer to when creating your own policy.

  • Are there examples of PSHE policies? In this article, we include an annotated personal, social, health and education (PSHE) policy from an infant and nursery school. We also look at examples of PSHE policies from various types of schools including secondary and independent schools.

  • Prepare for emergencies by making sure your school has a critical incident policy. Read our article to find out what you should include and take a look at other school policies to see what they’ve done.

  • Are there examples of marking policies from primary schools? In this article, we look at marking and feedback policies from primary schools. We include a case study on how one school developed its marking policy and link to examples of marking codes for KS1 and KS2.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Make sure your complaints procedure reflects the latest guidance published by the DfE. If your policy is based on our previous model document, use our summary of what’s changed and why to help you decide what changes you need to make. If you have your own, use our checklist to make sure it covers everything it needs to.

  • Statutory/mandatory

    Find out about the requirement for your school to adopt the ICO's model freedom of information publication scheme, and learn what you need to publish.

  • Statutory/mandatory

    We link to examples from both maintained schools and academy trusts. We also link to information on whistle-blowing from the DfE, and further articles from The Key on handling allegations against staff.

  • Are there examples of literacy policies? We link to examples of English and literacy policies from primary schools and special schools. We also include tips from one of our experts on writing a literacy policy.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Some schools are required to have a statement written by governors alongside their behaviour policy. See our template and examples from schools to help you figure out what this statement should look like.

  • Are there any sample lone working policies? In this article, we refer to examples of lone working policies from two primary schools, three secondary schools and a special school. We also refer to guidance on working alone from a local authority.

  • Are there examples of homework policies? This article looks at homework policies from primary, secondary and special schools. You will find examples from a range of maintained schools and academies.

  • Are there examples of monitoring policies? This article highlights examples of monitoring and evaluation policies from primary, secondary and special schools. It also include calendars and plans suggesting when monitoring activities should take place.

  • If you are reviewing your most able/gifted and talented policy and need some inspiration, take a look at these policies from primary and secondary schools.

  • Are there examples of lunchtime supervision policies? This article looks at examples of lunchtime supervision policies from primary schools. We also link to examples of documents from secondary schools and a special school which set out their arrangements for lunchtime supervision.

  • Educational visits policies provide guidance for staff and support planning. Read on to find out what you should include in your policy, and see examples from a range of primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Find support with writing or reviewing your school’s drugs policy with guidance from the Department for Education and examples of policies from schools.

  • SMSC policies allow you to explain how you meet the spritual, moral, social and cultural needs of your pupils. See examples of SMSC policies from primary, secondary, special and all-through schools.

  • Is there guidance on procedures for children missing education? We set out statutory requirements for school procedures for children missing education (CME), including updated rules on maintaining the admissions register. You will also find links to CME policies that reflect the latest requirements.

  • Your school isn't required to have a physical restraint policy, but its a good idea to include information about how you use physical restraint in your behaviour policy. Read examples of physical restraint policies from schools to help you develop your own policy.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download and adapt our model complaints procedure. If you want to write or review your own, use our checklist to make sure it covers everything it needs to.

  • Use a parent code of conduct to set clear expectations and guidelines on appropriate behaviour. See examples of codes of conduct from other schools to help you develop your own.

  • Are there any examples of volunteer policies? In this article, we look at examples of volunteer policies from nursery, primary, secondary and special schools. We also link to a model policy and guidance on writing a volunteer policy.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download our model policy and adapt it to suit your school's context. See examples from a range of schools, and advice on how to write your own policy.

  • Are there examples of mental health policies for schools? This article looks at mental health policies from primary and secondary schools. It also links to the Department for Education's guidance on supporting pupils with mental health needs.

  • Get inspiration when writing your careers guidance policy with examples from secondary and special schools. You will also find guidance on the statutory requirements for careers provision.

  • Model policy

    Are there examples of gifts and hospitality policies and registers? This article has a model policy from The Key as well as examples from primary, secondary and special schools. You will also find a gifts and hospitality register, policy writing guidance, and HMRC’s position on pupils’ gifts to school staff.

  • Are there examples of CPD policies? We look at examples of continuing professional development (CPD) policies from primary, secondary and special schools. There is also guidance on writing a policy, and whether it should include personal development provision.

  • Are there examples of positive handling policies? This article refers to policies from primary, secondary and special schools. You will also find an example from a PRU, and guidance from a local authority on creating a positive handling policy.

  • We point to examples of policies on administering medicines from nursery, infant, primary, secondary and special schools. You will also find links to more information on administering medicines to pupils.

  • Model policy

    The Key has created a model assessment policy for you to adapt and use to stay compliant. We also point to a selection of assessment policies from secondary and special schools. It also links to our QuickRead on the Teacher Workload Review Group's report on marking.

  • Are there any examples of inclusion policies? This article links to sample policies from a primary, a secondary, and a special school. We also relay advice on writing your own policy from one of our associate experts.

  • Help keep your school and its contents safe by writing a security policy. Our guidance outlines what it can include, with examples from different schools.

  • How have schools included British values in their policies? In this article, we include stand-alone British values policies and a range of other policies that set out how schools promote British values. We also relay advice from one of our experts on how to include British values in school policies.

  • Are there staff absence policies not related to sick leave? This article looks at policies which outline when staff can be absent for reasons other than sickness. You will also find links to other articles on writing school policies.

  • Are there examples of maths policies from primary schools? We link to examples of maths policies from an infant school, a maintained primary school, a primary academy and an all-through special school. You will also find tips from our associate education expert on writing a maths policy.

  • Are there examples of severe weather policies? This article links to school policies on adverse weather, including a policy covering staff attendance in the event of the school being closed due to bad weather. We also link to the DfE's advice on planning for severe weather.

  • Are there examples of business disaster recovery plans? In this article, we link to examples of disaster recovery plans from primary, secondary and special schools. We also link to further articles with examples of critical incident policies and business continuity plans.

  • If you are writing or reviewing your finance policy, get inspiration from examples of policies from academies, and read advice on how to write one.

  • Are there any examples of recruitment and retention policies? We link to examples of policies from primary and secondary schools, and relay guidance from ASCL on 'finder's fees'. You will also find guidance from a local authority and the National College on recruitment and retention.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    The Key has created a model exam contingency plan for you to adapt and use to stay compliant. We also look at examples of policies from primary, secondary and special schools, and relay advice from Ofqual and explain the requirement to have a plan.

  • Are there examples of school food policies? This article features examples of food policies from nursery, primary and secondary schools. It also includes advice from one of our experts on writing a school food policy.

  • You aren't required to have a distinct policy relating to the Prevent duty, though you may choose to have one. Look through the linked examples from primary and secondary schools to help you write your own.

  • Are there any examples of after-school club policies? This article highlights after-school club policies from primary schools. It also looks at policies covering before and after-school clubs, and points to further articles from The Key on extended services.

  • Some schools choose to have specific policies on equal opportunities and anti-discrimination. Have a look at examples of such policies to help you if you're writing or reviewing your school's policy on these areas.

  • Find support with writing and reviewing policies on Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks with examples of policies from local authorities and a multi-academy trust.

  • Are there any examples of appraisal policies for support staff? In this article, we feature examples of appraisal policies for support staff from primary, secondary and special schools. You will also find a model policy produced by a local authority.

  • Are there any policies on dealing with abusive visitors? In this article, we link to policies from 2 primary schools and 2 secondary schools on dealing with aggressive behaviour from parents and visitors.

  • Are there any examples of policies on presentation and handwriting? We look at examples of handwriting and presentation policies from primary schools across the country. You will find details of schools' expectations for presentation in maths and a guide to developing a handwriting policy.

  • What finance-related policies and documents must academies have? We set out the financial policies and documents academy trusts are required to hold. This article also looks at the different finance-related policies other academies choose to have.

  • Have a look at examples of English as an additional language (EAL) policies from primary and secondary schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    This article includes a model admissions policy which meets the requirements of the School Admissions Code. It can be easily adapted for use by maintained schools and academies. The article also links to examples of admissions policies from schools.

  • Schools are required to have an asbestos management plan in place. Use our downloadable template to stay compliant with these requirements, and read guidance on how you can review your plan moving forwards.

  • Are there any policies on pupil wellbeing? We link to examples of policies from primary, secondary and special schools, guidance on writing a wellbeing policy and recommendations for promoting pupil wellbeing in schools. We also link to an article with staff wellbeing policies.

  • Are there examples of policies on staff email use? We look at policies on appropriate use of email by staff, parents using staff email addresses, and link to acceptable use policies. The policies include guidelines for staff on inbox management, email etiquette, and not responding outside of working hours.

  • Are there examples of bomb threat policies? We link to bomb threat policies from schools, as well as other policies featuring procedures for dealing with bomb threats and suspicious packages. You will also find a model school emergency plan, which includes a section on bomb threats.

  • See examples of science policies from maintained primary schools and primary academies. We also link to another article on programmes of study for primary science.

  • Are there any examples of SEN policy summaries? This article relays advice from one of our associate experts on what a special educational needs (SEN) policy summary could contain. We also link to policy summaries from a nursery and primary and secondary schools.

  • Are there any examples of PE policies from primary schools? In this article, we look at PE policies from schools. We also link to further articles on health and safety in PE, including assessing risks in the subject.

  • Are there examples of debt recovery policies and procedures? This article links to a model debt recovery policy from a local authority, and examples from schools. We also link to an article with advice on recovering unpaid school dinner money.

  • Find examples of policies to help you when setting out how you'll support a newly qualified teacher (NQT) at your school, as well as guidance on what the statutory requirements are here.

  • Are there arts and music policies from 'outstanding' primary schools? In this article, we look at an example of a school policy that covers both art and music, and examples of separate arts and music policies from schools rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted.

  • Are there examples of finance policies from maintained schools? We look at examples of finance policies from maintained primary schools, secondary schools and a special school. We also include advice from one of our associate education experts on writing your own finance policy.

  • Look at examples of collective worship policies from primary, secondary and special schools, and find guidance on what to include in your own policy.

  • See examples of work experience policies from schools to help you with writing your own. You can find policies from mainstream schools and a special school.

  • Are there examples of infection control policies? We link to infection control policies from nursery, primary, secondary and special schools, and other policies which refer to infectious illnesses. We also relay guidance on keeping children off school following a period of illness.

  • Are there examples of child-friendly safeguarding policies? We highlight pupil-friendly child protection policies from primary schools, a secondary school and a special school. One of our associate education experts also talks about writing a safeguarding policy for pupils, and explaining the role of the DSL.

  • Are there examples of marking policies from secondary schools? In this article, we include examples of marking policies from maintained secondary schools and secondary academies.

  • Use these examples of display policies from the EYFS, primary, secondary and special schools to help you create your own.

  • Are there examples of calculation policies? This article links to calculation policies from primary schools, and relays advice from two of our associate education experts on calculation policies for schools using Singapore maths. You will also find tips on choosing calculation methods.

  • Are there examples of computing policies from primary schools? We look at examples of computing policies from maintained primary schools and academies. You will also find links to information on planning and assessing computing, and conducting a computing work scrutiny.

  • Are there policies on governors visiting the school? We link to model governor visits policies from a local authority, and examples from primary, secondary and special schools. We also link to a related article on governors conducting classroom visits.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Are there examples of competitive tendering policies for academies? This article includes our downloadable model policy that you can adapt to your school's context. It also links to examples of tendering policies from multi-academy trusts and standalone academies, DfE guidance on typical values for different levels of purchase, and EU purchase thresholds.

  • Get ideas for your own school minibus policy with these examples from primary, secondary and special schools.

  • Do you have examples of asset management documents that meet the SFVS? We refer to guidance on asset management planning to meet the Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) from the Education Funding Agency. We also look at examples of asset management plans from a school and local authorities.

  • Are there any policies on collection and children walking home alone? We highlight collection policies from primary schools, an infant school and a nursery school, some of which outline procedures for allowing children to walk home alone or be collected by older siblings.

  • Are there any examples of confidentiality policies from schools? We link to policies from primary and secondary schools, as well as an example from a special school. We also refer to national guidance on writing a confidentiality policy.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    In this article, you can download our model grievance procedure that you can easily adapt to your school's context. This article also looks at grievance policies and procedures used by primary and secondary schools, and includes a grievance procedure checklist created by a HR expert.

  • Are there examples of bereavement policies? We link to bereavement policies from primary, secondary and special schools. We also relay advice from a child bereavement charity on the benefits of having a bereavement policy.

  • Are there examples of reading policies from primary schools? In this article, we look at examples of reading policies and guided reading policies from maintained primary schools and primary academies. We also link to further articles from The Key on guided reading.

  • Are there examples of numeracy policies? This article links to numeracy policies from primary and secondary schools. It also links to our articles on implementing numeracy throughout the curriculum, as well as articles featuring calculation and mathematics policies.

  • Are there examples of manual handling policies? We highlight manual handling policies from primary schools, a secondary school, a special school and local authorities. This article also cites guidance from the Health and Safety Executive on developing a manual handling policy.

  • Are there examples of anti-fraud, bribery and corruption policies? We look at whether schools should have an anti-fraud policy and link to examples from primary and secondary schools. We outline guidance on creating such a policy, and include a local authority's model policy.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Save time by using and adapting our model non-examination assessment policy, and understand what you are required to include. Find examples from schools to help you with writing your own policy.

  • What procedures do schools follow for children moving into reception? We look at examples of transition policies and procedures for the move from nursery provision to reception from a number of schools and early years settings.

  • Are there examples of exam policies? This article features examples of exam policies and exam appeals policies from secondary and special schools.

  • Have a look at examples of schools' policies on banning parents from the school premises.

  • See examples of RE policies from Church of England, Catholic and non-faith schools to find out how they organise RE teaching and learning.

  • Are there examples of parental involvement policies? We look at examples of parental involvement/engagement policies from primary, secondary and special schools. You will also find a case study on parental engagement from a school.

  • Should schools implement 'no nuts' policies? We relay advice from Anaphylaxis Campaign and the Children's Food Trust on managing nut allergies in schools. We also look at examples of policies from schools that outline restrictions on nuts and products that may contain nuts.

  • Use these examples of sun safety policies from primary, secondary and special schools to help you create your own.

  • Are there examples of acceptable use policies for iPads? In this article, we link to iPad acceptable use policies from primary and secondary schools for pupils and staff. We also relay advice from one of our associate education experts on implementing an electronic acceptable use policy.

  • Are there policies on the use of asthma inhalers in school? In this article we link to examples of asthma policies from primary, secondary and special schools. We also link to another of our articles with guidance on supporting pupils who have asthma.

  • Are there examples of policies on handling abuse towards staff? We look at policies from a primary school, a secondary school and two multi-academy trusts (MATs). We also link to further guidance on resolving issues with parents.

  • Are there examples of spelling and phonics policies? In this article, we link to examples of spelling and phonics policies from a range of primary schools, as well as examples of policies only referring to spelling and phonics respectively.

  • Are there any policies on female genital mutilation (FGM)? This article highlights FGM policies from primary, secondary and special schools. You will see that some schools cover FGM as part of their child protection and safeguarding policies.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Are there examples of academy accounting policies? This article includes our model accounting policy, as well as templates from the ESFA and NASBM. The article also looks at examples of policies from academy trusts.

  • Are there any policies on in-year admissions? We link to policies on accepting pupils outside the normal admissions round from a primary school and three secondary schools. We also link to another article which explains when a school can refuse an application for in-year admission.

  • Are there any marking policies for mathematics? We link to examples of mathematics marking policies from primary and secondary schools. We also look at examples of marking symbols used in maths, and link to further articles on effective marking practice.

  • Look at examples of disposal and write-off policies from other schools to help you write your own policy. You can also see a template developed by the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL).

  • Are there examples of school uniform policies? This article includes examples of school uniform policies from primary and secondary schools, and a special school. You will also find links to other articles on school uniforms.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    This article includes our model instrument of government, which maintained schools can use as a template, and provide a KeyDoc checklist of what must be included. We look at creating and changing an instrument of government, and link to examples from schools.

  • Are there examples of supervision policies for staff with safeguarding duties? We link to model staff supervision policies from local authorities, and examples from a special school and a primary school federation.

  • Are there any key holder policies from schools? This article refers to key holder policies and related policies from primary, secondary and special schools. You will also find a model school key policy and guidance on selecting key holders.

  • Are there examples of marking policies from special schools? In this article, we look at marking policies from a primary, a secondary and two all-through special schools. We also relay advice from one of our associate education experts on making policies accessible.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Are there examples of investment policies? This article looks at requirements in the Academies Financial Handbook. It links to our model policy and a model policy from NASBM and the EFSA. It also looks at some investment policies from multi-academy trusts (MATs).

  • Are there examples of dinner money policies? In this article, we look at examples of policies on school dinner or lunch money from a range of schools. We also include a model dinner money policy from a local authority.

  • Are there examples of admissions policies for nurseries in maintained schools? We look at how three maintained schools present the admissions arrangements and policies for their pre-school nurseries. We also refer to local authority admissions policies that apply to maintained nursery schools.

  • Are there policies that cover schools hosting work experience placements? We refer to examples of policies from primary, secondary and special schools. We also relay guidance from one of our experts, and link to advice on risk assessments and DBS checks.

  • Are there examples of reserves policies from academies? We link to a template academy reserves policy from the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the Institute of School Business Leadership. We also look at examples of policies from academies and MATs.

  • Is there an example of a smoke-free policy from a school? We link to no smoking policies from primary and secondary schools, as well as a special school.

  • Are there any examples of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying policies? We link to examples of documents that set out schools' policies on HBT bullying. We also relay guidance from charities, a local authority, and link to school case studies and related articles from The Key.

  • Is there guidance on driving for work? We relay guidance on work-related driving, including advice on staff using their own vehicles. We point to policies from schools and local authorities that look at the responsibilities of employees and managers, and also link to a risk assessment.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download our model complaints procedures and see examples of complaints policies and procedures from 3 multi-academy trusts (MATs).

  • Are there examples of policies on the 30 hours' free childcare? We look at how schools and nurseries present information about their delivery of 30 hours' free childcare. You will find examples of school webpages and admissions policies, as well as links to further information about the entitlement.

  • Statutory/mandatory

    Are there examples of admissions policies from special schools? In this article, we look at examples of policies from primary, secondary and all-through special schools. You will also find advice from one of our experts on post-16 admissions.

  • Although not a statutory requirement, some schools have a separate display screen equipment (DSE) policy. Find support with writing or reviewing your school’s DSE policy with guidance from the Health and Safety Executive and examples of policies from schools.

  • Are there examples of pay policies from multi-academy trusts? We link to examples of pay policies from multi-academy trusts (MATs), which cover areas such as delegation of pay decisions and performance-related pay. We also look at information from the NUT on pay in MATs.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Are there examples of complaints procedures from independent schools? This article includes our downloadable model complaints procedure that you can adapt to your school's context. It also sets out the requirements for complaints procedures as set out in the Independent School Standards, and links to examples of complaints procedures from independent schools.

  • Are there examples of sabbatical leave policies from schools? This article points to examples of sabbatical leave and career break policies from schools, and to other policies referring to sabbatical leave and career breaks. It also links to another of our articles with advice on sabbatical leave.

  • Are there examples of maths policies from special schools? We look at examples of maths policies from all-through special schools and a primary and secondary special school. We also relay advice from one of our experts on making policies accessible.

  • Are there examples of school fund policies? In this article we link to school fund policies from a primary and a special school. We also link to examples of hardship fund policies from a primary and secondary school.

  • Are there policies on managing people and traffic on the school site? We link to examples of vehicle and pedestrian policies and a vehicle management policy. We also refer to the health and safety regulations that schools must follow, and further articles from The Key on managing parking.

  • Use our model policy to help you deal with incidents of workplace harassment and bullying confidently and consistently, so you can give your staff the support they need.