Model Policies

DNEAT’s policies and model policies for academies.

The procedure for Trust Core policies is that the Board’s Committees review and approve the draft policies at their meetings each term in line with an annual schedule of policy review. Most policies are reviewed every three years. As soon as the Trustees have approved a policy it should be applied in all of the Trust’s academies and therefore will be communicated to the academies at the earliest opportunity so that it can be applied if the need arises.

The Governance office will advise when new policies are approved and uploaded to the website and an editable version of the policy will be sent direct to the Academy office for use. Once the Local Governing Body (LGB) has noted and adopted the policy at an LGB meeting, the Academy office should update the policy with the Academy name where indicated and the date the policy was adopted. No other changes should be made to the Trust Core policies. A PDF version of the policy should then be uploaded to the Academy’s website when applicable (see below).

Not all policies need to be displayed on Academy websites, they just need to be available for staff to use and refer to and to provide to parents if requested. However there are some that are required to be included on Academy websites by the DfE and some that are required by the Trust. Altogether the policies that need to be included on the Academy websites are:

  1. Safeguarding (Trust)
  2. Data Protection with privacy notices for parents (Trust)
  3. Health and Safety (Trust)
  4. E Safety and Acceptable Use of ICT (Trust)
  5. Administration of Medicines (Trust)
  6. Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions (Trust)
  7. Behaviour (Academy)
  8. Careers Information & Guidance (Academy (Secondary Academies only))
  9. Charging and Remissions (Trust)
  10. Complaints Policy/Procedure (Trust)
  11. Equality and Diversity (Trust)
  12. Staff Whistleblowing (Trust)

It is left to the discretion of the Headteacher whether other policies are displayed on the Academy website.

If staff or Governors have any comments or suggestions for improvement, then please feed these through to hannah.monk@donesc.org so that they can be considered by the Trust Board. This will usually be when the policy undergoes the next formal review but may be sooner in appropriate circumstances.

Requirement to Publish Equality & Diversity Information Annually

As a Trust, we will publish an annual update on the website, starting in Spring 2022 (when pupil’s 2021 outcomes are confirmed and the Trust’s returns to the annual School Workforce Census have been made).

This update will include:

  • Pupil information: Trust-level data about the composition of our pupil population and their outcomes, in relation to gender, Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disability, race/ethnicity and those with English as an Additional Language (EAL), Children who are/have been Looked After (CLA) and pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), or who more broadly qualify for the Pupil Premium. We will include national averages wherever possible as comparators. Other protected characteristics are either not relevant to primary pupils or data is only available at school level where publishing that data would risk compromising individual’s personal information.
  • Workforce information: Trust-level information about the composition of our workforce in relation to gender, age, disability and race/ethnicity.

N.B.  Currently, we are not able to publish information in relation to other protected characteristics as we do not have reliable data at Trust level and publishing information at school level would risk compromising individual’s personal information.

DNEAT Equality Objectives 2021

Gender Pay Gap reports : –

Gender Pay Gap DNEAT July 2020.

Trade Union Facility Time reports : –

TU Facility time September 2020

Trust Core PolicyStatutoryDate ApprovedFrequency of Review
Covid19 Amendments IndexOctober 2020As needed
HR01 Staff Induction PolicyJune 20203 Years
HR02 Staff Discretionary Leave of Absence PolicyDecember 20183 Years
HR03 Continuous Professional Development PolicyDecember 20183 Years
HR04 Staff Well Being PolicyJune 20183 Years
HR05 Recruitment and Selection Policy (Inc. Safer Recruitment)November 20203 Years
HR06 Staff Probation PolicyMarch 20203 Years
HR07 Whistleblowing PolicyFebruary 20193 Years
HR08 Management of Sickness AbsenceNovember 20203 Years
HR09 Flexible Working PolicyJune 20203 Years
HR10 Ex Offenders StatementDecember 20183 Years
HR11 Staff Bullying and Harassment PolicyDecember 20183 Years
HR12 Lone Working PolicyFebruary 20193 Years
HR13 QTL Monitoring and Evaluation PolicyMarch 20193 Years
HR14 Maternity and Maternity Support Leave PolicyJune 20203 Years
HR15 Adoption PolicyJune 20203 Years
HR16 Employee Expenses PolicyOctober 20183 Years
HR17 Trustwide Smoke Free PolicyDecember 20203 Years
HR18 Shared Parental Leave PolicyJune 20203 Years
HR19 Staffing Adjustment PolicyAugust 20203 Years
NS01 Collective Worship PolicyApril 20213 Years
NS02 E-Safety and ICT Acceptable Use PolicyMarch 2020Annual
NS03 Lettings PolicyJune 20193 Years
NS04 Anti Bullying PolicyNovember 20193 Years
NS05 Religious Education PolicyJune 20183 Years
NS06 Trust Wide Cleaning PolicyMarch 20193 Years
NS07 SMSC DevelopmentApril 20173 Years
NS08 Offensive Weapons PolicyNovember 20203 Years
NS09 Policy and Procedure for the Reappointment of Trustees and Local GovernorsApril 20213 Years
S01 Accessibility PlanSeptember 2020Annual
S02 Special Educational Needs PolicyNovember 20193 Years
S03 Supporting Pupils with Medical ConditionsNovember 20193 Years
S04 Relationships, Sex and Health Education PolicyJune 20203 Years
S05 Health and Safety PolicySeptember 2020Annual
S06a Equality and Diversity Policy for EmployeesMarch 2021Annual
S06b Equality and Diversity Statutory Duties and ObjectivesMarch 2021Annual
S07 Admissions Policy – Primary NorfolkSeptember 2020Annual
S07 Admissions Policy – Primary SuffolkMay 2020Annual
S07 DNEAT Admissions Policy 2022-23 ChurchJanuary 2021Annual
S07 DNEAT Admissions Policy 2022-23 CommunityJanuary 2021Annual
S07 DNEAT Admissions Policy 2022-23 KessinglandJanuary 2021Annual
S07 DNEAT Admissions Transfer to Junior Academy Policy 2022-23 ChurchJanuary 2021Annual
S08 Charging and Remissions PolicyFebruary 20213 Years
S09 Data Protection and Freedom Of Information PolicySeptember 20193 Years
S10 Complaints ProcedureApril 20213 Years
S10 Complaints Procedure – Open AcademyApril 20213 Years
S11 Staff Capability PolicyFebruary 20193 Years
S12 Disciplinary Procedures for all EmployeesMay 20183 Years
S13 Statement of Procedures for Dealing with Allegations of Abuse Against StaffNovember 20203 Years
S14 Whole School Pay PolicyNovember 2020Annual
S15 Governor and Trustees Expenses PolicyDecember 20193 Years
S16 Safeguarding PolicySeptember 2020 (updated Jan 2021)Annual
S16a Trustwide Prevent PolicySeptember 2020Annual
S17 Finance PolicyNovember 2020Annual
S18 Business Continuity PlanSeptember 20203 Years
S19 Administration of Medicines PolicyNovember 20193 Years
S20 Risk Management PolicyMarch 20203 Years
S21 Intimate Care PolicyMarch 20203 Years
S22 Financial Probity PolicyFebruary 20213 Years
S23 Code of Conduct for All AdultsNovember 20203 Years
S24 Staff Grievance ProcedureDecember 20183 Years
S25 Staff Appraisal PolicyFebruary 20193 Years
S26 Data Retention PolicyNovember 20183 Years