A typical school policy has to refer to and take account of maybe 10 or more pieces of legislation, and perhaps half a dozen government guidance documents.
From these legal requirements comes your set of duties, aims, division of responsibilities, notes on the role of the governors, the headteacher and specialists within the school, plus the role of parents and their children, in relation to this policy. This all needs to be spelled out.
Even when that is done there is still the issue of showing how you let everyone know about the policy, how you check that everyone has actually read and understood it, and how and when you’ve monitored it.
It is not surprising then that a very large number of school leaders have had enough of spending their time working on school policies.
Which is why they subscribe to Policies for Schools.
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