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.

Gender Pay Gap reports – We are currently in the final stages of updating our website so please contact Sharon Money for this information  – sharon.money@donesc.org

Trust Core PolicyStatutoryDate ApprovedFrequency of Review
00 COVID-19 Amendments Index (DNEAT)12 May 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)December 20173 Years
HR06 Staff Probation PolicyMarch 20203 Years
HR07 Whistleblowing PolicyFebruary 20193 Years
HR08 Management of Sickness AbsenceDecember 20183 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
HR18 Shared Parental Leave PolicyJune 20203 Years
HR19 Staffing Adjustment PolicyAugust 20203 Years
NS01 Collective Worship PolicyJune 20193 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 Weapons and Knives PolicySeptember 20173 Years
NS09 Policy and Procedure for the Reappointment of Trustees and Local GovernorsJuly 20183 Years
S01 Accessibility PlanDecember 20153 Years
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 PolicyDecember 2019Annual
S06a Equality and Diversity Policy for EmployeesJuly 20173 Years
S06b Equality and Diversity Policy and ProceduresJuly 20173 Years
S07 Admissions Policy – Primary NorfolkMay 2020Annual
S07 Admissions Policy – Primary SuffolkMay 2020Annual
S08 Charging and Remissions PolicyNovember 20173 Years
S09 Data Protection and Freedom Of Information PolicySeptember 20193 Years
S10 Complaints ProcedureMarch 20193 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 StaffFebruary 20193 Years
S14 Whole School Pay PolicyMarch 2020Annual
S15 Governor and Trustees Expenses PolicyDecember 20193 Years
S16 Safeguarding PolicySeptember 2019Annual
S16a Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation PolicySeptember 2019Annual
S17 Finance PolicyOctober 2019Annual
S19 Administration of Medicines PolicyNovember 20193 Years
S20 Risk Management PolicyMarch 20203 Years
S21 Intimate Care PolicyMarch 20203 Years
S22 Financial Probity PolicyMarch 20173 Years
S23 Code of Conduct for All AdultsMarch 20203 Years
S24 Staff Grievance ProcedureDecember 20183 Years
S25 Staff Appraisal PolicyFebruary 20193 Years
S26 Data Retention PolicyNovember 20183 Years