Step 1 - make sure you need the policy
Go to Policy Expert to find out which policies are statutory and so you must have them.
For non-statutory policies, sense-check whether you still need them. Don't feel you need to update a policy just because you have it already.
- What information do we need to convey?
- Do we cover this information in another policy?
- If not, can we add it into another existing policy?
Use our flowchart to help you make this decision.
Step 2 - check for key changes in guidance
Legislation or national guidance - go to Policy Expert to find the date of when the related guidance was last updated for a statutory policy, so you can quickly check whether there have been any changes since your school's policy was last updated. Click on the