Staff code of conduct: model and examples

Download and adapt our model staff code of conduct, developed with NAHT and approved by a law firm. See examples of codes of conduct from primary, secondary and special schools, and across academy trusts.

Last reviewed on 21 June 2023See updates
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Statutory/mandatory for:
Maintained schools
Free schools
Independent schools
Sixth-form colleges
Pupil referral units
Non-maintained special schools
  1. Download our model code of conduct
  2. Examples

Download our model code of conduct

Developed with NAHT and approved by Forbes Solicitors, this model document is designed for you to adapt to suit your trust's context. 

Model policy: staff code of conduct (trusts) DOC, 197.0 KB

Please note: it's recommended that you consult with the unions represented at your trust before implementing a new policy that refers to the employment of staff.

Make sure your code of conduct is up to date and compliant

This policy is in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023. There were no safeguarding changes required from the 2023 KCSIE update. 

If your code of conduct is based on our model policy published before 6

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