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School policies: FAQs

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Last updated on 19 June 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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This article answers frequently asked questions about writing policies. The questions cover issues such as who should be involved in writing policies, using local authority (LA) policies, and how to store them. It also links to another of our articles on how to write a school policy.

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  1. 1 Who should be involved in writing policies?
  2. 2 Can we choose not to use the LA’s policy?
  3. 3 Should a policy have a named person in it?
  4. 4 Should we use gender-neutral pronouns in policies?
  5. 5 Will the content of policies vary by school type?
  6. 6 Must policies be ratified by governors before going on the website?
  7. 7 Must schools have paper copies of policies?

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