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. 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:

  1. Safeguarding (Trust)
  2. Data Protection with privacy notices for parents (Trust)
  3. Health and Safety (Trust)
  4. Online Policy (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 Statutory Duties and Objectives (Trust)
  12. Speak Up Policy (Trust) – fulfils requirement to have clear whistleblowing procedures in place
  13. Remote Learning Policy (Academy)
  14. 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 governance@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

DNEAT Equality Objectives 2021-24

Objectives review 

Workforce information

Pupil outcome information

Gender Pay Gap report

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.

Trust Core Policy Statutory Date Approved Frequency of Review
Covid19 Amendments Index October 2020 As needed
HR01 Staff Induction Policy June 2020 3 Years
HR02 Staff Discretionary Leave of Absence Policy December 2021 3 Years
HR03 Continuous Professional Development (JPD) Policy September 2021 3 Years
HR04 Staff Well Being Policy December 2021 3 Years
HR05 Recruitment and Selection Policy (Inc. Safer Recruitment) October 2022 3 Years
HR06 Staff Probation Policy May 2023 3 Years
HR08 Management of Sickness Absence June 2023 3 Years
HR09 Flexible Working Policy June 2020 3 Years
HR10 Ex Offenders Statement November 2021 3 Years
HR11 Staff Bullying and Harassment Policy November 2021 3 Years
HR12 Lone Working Policy March 2022 3 Years
HR13 QTL Monitoring and Evaluation Policy June 2023 3 Years
HR14 Maternity and Maternity Support Leave Policy September 2022 3 Years
HR15 Adoption Policy May 2023 3 Years
HR17 Trustwide Smoke Free Policy June 2023 3 Years
HR18 Shared Parental Leave Policy June 2023 3 Years
HR19 Staffing Adjustment Policy August 2020 3 Years
HR20 Lockdown, Invacuation and Evacuation Policy September 2021 3 Years
HR21 Menopause Policy March 2022 3 Years
HR22 Domestic Abuse Policy October 2022 3 Years
HR23 Volunteers Policy March 2024 Annual
HR24 Reference Policy September 2023 3 Years
HR25 Secure handling of information provided by the DBS November 2023 Annual
NS01 Collective Worship Policy June 2023 3 Years
NS02 Online Policy March 2023 Annual
NS03 Lettings Policy June 2022 3 Years
NS04 Anti Bullying Policy March 2023 3 Years
NS05 Religious Education Policy January 2022 3 Years
NS06 Trust Wide Cleaning Policy March 2022 3 Years
NS07 SMSC Development April 2017 3 Years
NS08 Offensive Weapons Policy June 2023 3 Years
NS10 Alternative Provision Policy September 2023 Annual
S01 Accessibility Plan January 2022 3 Years
S02 Special Educational Needs Policy January 2023 Annual
S03 Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions May 2023 Annual
S04 Relationships, Sex and Health Education Policy October 2022 Annual
S05 Health and Safety Policy September 2023 Annual
S06a Equality and Diversity Policy for Employees March 2022 Annual
S06b Equality and Diversity Statutory Duties and Objectives May 2023 Annual
S07 DNEAT Admissions Policy 2024-25 Church Primary January 2024 Annual
S07 DNEAT Admissions Policy 2025-26 Community Primary January 2024 Annual
S07 DNEAT Admissions Policy Transfer to Secondary Policy 2025-26 Community January 2024 Annual
S07 DNEAT Admissions Transfer to Junior Academy Policy 2025-26 Church January 2024 Annual
S08 Charging and Remissions Policy September 2023 3 Years
S09 Data Protection Policy September 2023 Annual
S10 Complaints Procedure September 2023 Annual
S10 Complaints Procedure – Open Academy September 2023 Annual
S11 Staff Capability Policy March 2022 3 Years
S12 Disciplinary Procedures for all Employees March 2022 3 Years
S13 Statement of procedures for dealing with allegations made against / low-level concerns raised in relation to staff, including supply teachers, volunteers and contractors September 2023 Annual
S14 Whole School Pay Policy November 2023 Annual
S16 Safeguarding Policy July 2024 Annual
S17 Finance Policy November 2023 Annual
S18 Business Continuity Plan March 2024 3 Years
S19 Administration of Medicines Policy June 2023 3 Years
S20 Risk Management Policy March 2024 3 Years
S21 Intimate Care Policy May 2023 3 Years
S23 Code of Conduct for Staff and Volunteers March 2024 Annual
S24 Staff Grievance Procedure March 2024 Annual
S25 Staff Appraisal Policy November 2021 3 Years
S26 Data Retention Policy January 2022 3 Years
S27 Early Career Teacher (ECT) Induction Policy January 2024 3 Years
S28 Speak Up Policy March 2024 3 Years
S28 Whistleblowing Policy March 2024 3 Years