Last reviewed on 6 May 2021
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Use the tools in this article to help you decide which non-statutory policies would be useful for running your school.

Decide which non-statutory policies your school needs 

Go to our new Policy Expert feature to: 

  • Find out which policies you should have, based on what other school leaders have found useful 
  • Get a list of other non-statutory policies so you can search for ones that may be useful in your school's context, for example to tackle a particular issue that you're facing

Check if writing a policy is the best solution

Avoid creating unnecessary workload for yourself by first looking at whether a procedure or set of guidelines would be just as useful as a policy.

Ask yourself:

  • Do you have similar policies that cover this information?
  • Will the policy improve pupils' learning or their safety?
  • Will it improve the safety of staff or other important stakeholders?

Use our flowchart to help you think through these questions and come to a decision.