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  • Administering medicines: policies 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.
  • Collection and walking home alone policies (primary) 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.
  • Critical incident plans Prepare for emergencies by making sure your school has a critical incident plan. Read our article to find out what you should include and get examples.
  • Dealing with abusive visitors in schools: policies Find examples of policies from primary and secondary schools on dealing with abusive visitors.
  • Display screen equipment (DSE) policies 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.
  • Drugs policies Find support with writing or reviewing your school’s drugs policy with guidance from the Department for Education and examples of policies from schools.
  • Educational visits policies 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.
  • First aid policy: model and examples 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.
  • Health and safety policy: model and examples Health and safety policies must cover a lot, adapt our model to your school’s context so that you save yourself time and comply with the requirements. It includes an accident report form in the appendix.
  • Infection control: example policies and guidance UpdatedSee examples of infection control policies from schools and guidance from Public Health England about how to control infectious illnesses.
  • Intimate care policy and plan: model and examples Download our model intimate care policy, and templates for an intimate care plan and consent form. Read expert advice on what to consider, and see examples from other schools.
  • Lockdown procedures: template and guidance 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.
  • Lone working policies 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.
  • Manual handling policy: examples See examples of manual handling policies from primary, secondary and special schools, as well as a local authority. Find guidance too on what to include in your policy from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
  • No smoking policies Find examples of no smoking policies from primary, secondary and special schools.
  • Physical restraint policies 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.
  • Positive handling policies Read examples of positive handling policies from primary, secondary, and special schools, as well as a MAT. Use these examples to help you write your school's policy.
  • Risk assessment policy: model and examples 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.
  • School food policies 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.
  • Severe weather policies 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.
  • Sun safety policies Use these examples of sun safety policies from primary, secondary and special schools to help you create your own.
  • Supporting pupils with medical conditions policy: model and examples Download and adapt our model policy for supporting pupils with medical conditions. If you prefer to write or review your own, use our checklist setting out what your policy should include, and compare your policy to those from other schools.