Schools as Organisations

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Schools have policies and procedures so that the governors, staff, parents and others who are involved with the running of the school, are able to work from a set of guidelines which are followed by all, which gives clear comprehensive consistency. There are a lot of different policies relating to all different aspects of procedures and should be accessible should they need to be referred to. Although each school will have there own set of policies with varying titles or a slightly different list, each will need to outline its purpose and aims and also the responsibilities of staff.

Below is a summery of the policies and procedures schools may have relating to different aspects of the running of the school;

Staff -
Performance management policy (appendices 26)
Pay policy
Grievance policy

Public welfare -
Safeguarding policy (appendices 11)
Health and safety policy
Drugs awareness policy
Behaviour management policy
Personal, social, health and economic education policy
Anti bullying policy

Teaching and learning -
Curriculum policy (appendices 15)
Early years policy
Teaching and learning policy
Planning and assessment policy
Marking policy

Equality, diversity and inclusion -
Equal opportunities policy
Race equality and cultural diversity policy
Special educational needs policy
Gifted and talented policy
Disability and access policy

Parental engagement -
Attendance policy - (appendices)
Homework policy
Home-school agreement

All policies within the school should be revised and updated. It is most likely that all policies will be dated and also have a further date to be revised. To help to aid schools there are draft policies available on the internet as this can be a very time consuming process to draw up a policy.

It would be dependant on the school policy itself to who would draft the policy up depending on the schools senior management team or person responsible for a curriculum area (eg such as literacy...
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