Model Policies

St Benet's MAT 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 schools and therefore will be communicated to the schools 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 (St Benet’s)12 May 2020As needed
Gender Pay Gap Reporting Statement6 November 2020Annual
HR01 Staff Induction PolicyMay 20183 Years
HR02 Discretionary Leave of AbsenceMay 20183 Years
HR03 Continuous Professional Development PolicyFebruary 20193 Years
HR04 Staff Well Being PolicyMay 20183 Years
HR05 Recruitment and Selection Policy (Inc. Safer Recruitment)July 20203 Years
HR06 Staff Probation PolicyFebruary 20203 Years
HR07 Whistleblowing PolicyMay 20193 Years
HR08 Management of Sickness Absence PolicyNovember 20203 Years
HR09 Flexible Working PolicyMarch 20193 Years
HR10 Ex Offenders StatementMarch 20193 Years
HR11 Bullying and Harassment PolicyMarch 20193 Years
HR12 Lone Working PolicyMay 20193 Years
HR14 Maternity and Maternity Support Leave PolicyMarch 20193 Years
HR16 Employee Expenses PolicyNovember 20023 Years
HR17 Smoke Free PolicyJune 20202 Years
HR18 Shared Parental Leave PolicyJuly 20203 Years
HR19 Staffing Adjustment PolicyJune 20203 Years
HR20 Lockdown PolicyMarch 20183 Years
NS01 Collective Worship PolicyJuly 20203 Years
NS02 E-Safety and IT Acceptable Use PolicyFebruary 2020Annual
NS03 Lettings PolicyJuly 20193 Years
NS04 Anti Bullying PolicyJanuary 20203 Years
NS05 Religious Education PolicyJune 20193 Years
NS06 Trust Wide Cleaning POlicyFebruary 20193 Years
NS08 Weapons and Knives PolicyMarch 20193 Years
S01 Accessibility Policy and PlanNovember 2020Annual
S02 Special Educational Needs PolicyMay 20183 Years
S03 Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions PolicyOctober 20193 Years
S04 Relationships, Sex and Health Education PolicyMarch 20203 Years
S05 Health and Safety PolicyNovember 2020Annual
S06 Equality and Diversity PolicyMay 20183 Years
S07 Admissions Policy – Diss Infant and Nursery (Community)September 2020Annual
S07 Admissions Policy – PrimarySeptember 2020Annual
S07 Admissions Policy – SecondarySeptember 2020Annual
S08 Charging and Remissions PolicyMay 20183 Years
S09 Data Protection PolicyMay 20183 Years
S10 Complaints ProcedureSeptember 20193 Years
S11 Staff Capability PolicyMay 20193 Years
S12 Disciplinary Procedures for All StaffMarch 20183 Years
S13 Statement of Procedures for Dealing with Allegations of Abuse Against StaffNovember 20203 Years
S14 Whole School Pay PolicyNovember2020Annual
S15 Trustee and Governor Allowances PolicyMarch 20183 Years
S16 Safeguarding PolicySeptember 2020Annual
S16a Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation PolicySeptember 2020Annual
S17 Finance PolicyNovember 2020Annual
S18 Business Continuity PolicyMarch 20193 Years
S19 Administration of Medicines PolicyOctober 20193 Years
S20 Risk Management PolicyJune 20203 Years
S21 Intimate Care PolicyJanuary 20203 Years
S23 Code of Conduct for All AdultsNovember 20203 Years
S24 Staff Grievance PolicyMarch 20183 Years
S25 Staff Appraisal PolicyJuly 20192 Years
S26 Data Retention PolicyJune 20203 Years
S27 Vexatious Complaints PolicyMarch 20183 Years