Staff supervision policies

See examples from schools to help you write your supervision policy for staff with safeguarding responsibilities.

Last reviewed on 24 March 2022
School types: AllSchool phases: AllRef: 41557
  1. Primary schools
  2. Secondary schools
  3. Special schools 

Primary schools

Cobham Primary School in Kent has an early years supervision policy that includes: 

  • Example questions to ask during supervision sessions
  • Guidance on how to get the most out of supervision sessions 

Joydens Wood Infant School in Kent has a supervision policy that looks at areas including:

  • Structure of supervision within their performance management framework
  • General principles of supervision
  • Frequency of supervision sessions

It also includes a blank supervision record and supervision contract.

Secondary schools

Ralph Thoresby School in Leeds has a safeguarding supervision policy that's based on Leeds City Council's supervision framework. It outlines:

  • The functions of supervision
  • An overview of the process 
  • Roles and responsiblities 

Special schools 

Fairfield School in Kirklees has a supervision policy (see "other policies" at the bottom of the page). Some of the topics it sets out are: 

The Ascent Academies Trust, composed of 4 special schools, has a trust-wide safeguarding supervision policy (see "further guidance"

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