First move - ask our LA for a comprehensive list of those policies that we are required to have. We got a useful, and somewhat daunting, list of 36 documents they think we must have. Well, here's the DfE list - 23 items and by their own admission it might be out of date and only covers Statutory Policies and not any 'required' by statutory, or indeed any other, guidance.
Why does a Maintained School need:
- a Pay Policy when our pay rates and terms & conditions of employment are determined nationally?
- an Admissions Policy when admissions are determined by the Local Authority?
- ...and a host of other bits of paper that could be generalised by the LA who control such maintained schools and are ultimately responsible for many aspects of their operation?