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School local advice, policies and protocols

Local policies

Each policy listed below clearly states who the information is for at the beginning of the document. Academies and free schools have greater freedoms than maintained schools in relation to school policies and other documents. Where relevant, arrangements applying to these schools are noted in the policy document.

Statutory policies for schools – guidance

The Department for Education has departmental advice on the policies and documents that governing bodies and proprietors of schools are required to have by law.

The following guidance document is non-statutory advice from the Department of Education. It has been produced to help recipients understand their statutory obligations and duties. It outlines the policies and other documents school governing bodies and proprietors of independent schools are legally required to hold.

Statutory policies for schools

Local guidance

Local guidance for professionals working with children and young people within a school, college or education setting environment can be found here:

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