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Last reviewed on 25 August 2021
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Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Academies Free schools Independent schools Sixth-form colleges Pupil referral units Non-maintained special schools

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.

Download our model code of conduct

This model document is designed for you to adapt to suit your school’s context.

We developed it alongside NAHT and it has been approved by Forbes Solicitors.

Note: we recommend that you consult with the unions represented at your school before implementing a new policy that refers to the employment of staff.

Model policy – staff code of conduct

How to make sure your code of conduct is up to date and compliant

If you've previously adapted our model, use the document below to review the key changes we've made to help bring it in line with the 2021 version of KCSIE.

For each change, we've explained why we made it, to help you decide if you should make the same change in your policy.

KeyDoc: changes to model staff code of conduct - August 2021

All schools need to have a staff code of conduct

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