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. The academy should personalise the red text of the core policy for their academy setting. The Local Governing Body (LGB) will then receive and note the policy at an LGB meeting. 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:
- Safeguarding (Trust)
- Data Protection with privacy notices for parents (Trust)
- Health and Safety (Trust)
- Online Policy (Trust)
- Administration of Medicines (Trust)
- Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions (Trust)
- Behaviour (Academy)
- Careers Information & Guidance (Academy (Secondary Academies only))
- Charging and Remissions (Trust)
- Complaints Policy/Procedure (Trust)
- Equality and Diversity Statutory Duties and Objectives (Trust)
- Staff Whistleblowing (Trust)
- Remote Learning Policy (Academy)
- Uniform Policy (Academy)
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
DNEAT contact details:
Please be aware that the Trust’s contact details have recently changed and are noted below
Postal address: Orchard House, Hall Lane, East Tuddenham, Norfolk, NR20 3LR
Main office tel: 01603 550150
There are a number of policies which include the Trust’s contact details, these will be updated as the policies are reviewed in line with the review cycle. Please use the contact details noted above where needed.