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
HR01 Staff Capability PolicyMay 20193 Years
HR02 Staff Appraisal PolicyJuly 2019Two Years
HR03 Continuous Professional Development PolicyFebruary 2019Annual
HR03 Whole School Pay PolicyFebruary 2020Annual
HR04 Disciplinary Procedures for All EmployeesMarch 20183 Years
HR04a Staff Grievance PolicyMarch 20183 Years
HR05 Statement of Procedures for Dealing with Allegations of Abuse Against StaffMay 20193 Years
HR06 Staff Induction PolicyMay 20183 Years
HR07 Discretionary Leave of Absence PolicyMay 20183 Years
HR08 Charging and Remissions PolicyMay 20183 Years
HR09 Staff Well-being PolicyMay 20183 Years
HR10 Recruitment and Selection Policy (inc. Safer Recruitment)March 20183 Years
HR11 Code of Conduct for All AdultsFebruary 20203 Years
HR12 E-Safety and ICT Acceptable Use PolicyFebruary 2020Annual
HR13 Staff Whistleblowing PolicyMay 20193 Years
HR14 Management Of Sickness Absence PolicyMarch 20183 Years
HR15 Flexible Working PolicyMarch 20193 Years
HR16 Equality and Diversity PolicyMay 20183 Years
HR17 Ex-Offenders Policy StatementMarch 20193 Years
HR18 Bullying and Harassment PolicyMarch 20193 Years
HR19 Lone Working PolicyMay 20193 Years
HR22 Maternity and Maternity Support Leave PolicyMarch 20193 Years
HR23 Lockdown PolicyMarch 20183 Years
HR24 Smoke Free Policy1 June 20203 Years
HR25 Staffing Adjustment Policy1 June 20203 Years
NS02 Attendance PolicyJune 20193 Years
NS04 Collective Worship PolicySeptember 20193 Years
NS06 Trust Wide Health and Safety PolicyFebruary 20193 Years
NS11 Lettings PolicyJuly 20193 Years
NS16 Religious Education PolicyJune 20193 Years
NS18 Trust Wide Cleaning PolicyFebruary 20193 Years
NS21 Weapons and Knives PolicyMarch 20193 Years
S03 Sex and Relationships Education PolicyMay 20183 Years
S04 Special Educational Needs PolicyMay 20183 Years
S05 Data Protection PolicyMay 20183 Years
S06 All Staff Probation ProcedureFebruary 20203 Years
S07 Admissions Policy – PrimaryFebruary 2019Annual
S07 Admissions Policy – SecondaryFebruary 2019Annual
S08 Anti-Bullying (Pupils)January 20203 Years
S09 Complaints ProcedureSeptember 20193 Years
S10 Freedom of InformationMay 20183 Years
S11 Governor and Trustee Expenses PolicyDecember 20193 Years
S14 Safeguarding PolicySeptember 2019Annual
S14a Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation PolicySeptember 20193 Years
S15 Intimate Care PolicyJanuary 20203 Years
S18 Finance PolicySeptember 2019Annual
S18 Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions PolicyOctober 20193 Years
S19 Business Continuity PolicyMarch 20193 Years
S20 Vexatious Complaints PolicyMarch 20183 Years
S21 Administration of Medicines PolicyOctober 20193 Years