Governmental laws require all schools to create policies and procedures to protect the well-being of staff, students, and others while ensuring the institution runs smoothly. These policies cover various areas such as Child Protection, Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Confidentiality, Anti-Bullying, Teaching and Learning, Homework, etc., which apply to staff members, students, and parents. Regular updates are necessary to keep them up-to-date. Staff-related policies like pay policy, performance management, and grievance policy help create a safe and professional work environment.
The school polices are an agreement between parents, staff, governors, and volunteers with the school rules which they all need to follow up. Educational policies and procedures must be regularly reviewed to stay up to date with changes in the school establishment and government legislation. Senior staff members will meet to discuss necessary amendments and updates. Afterwards, a senior staff member will draft the new policy or procedure and send it to the governors for approval and finalization. All current policies are available online. When a policy is due for review, an email reminder is sent to the responsible person to initiate the process. All staff members must be informed of any new policies or changes through staff meetings. Finally, the governing body must also approve before the policy takes effect.