Governing Body - Work policies and procedures

Clerking, finance, policies, procedures and strategic planning.


Governors’ guide to the law



A list of policies that you must have.

Policy guidance

Model policy guidance for governors to use in schools.

Policies that must be reviewed annually

  • Child Protection Policy / Safeguarding Children - Annual report required identifying gaps and weaknesses in policy
  • Curriculum policy - H/T responsible for reviewing annually and drawing policy up
  • Performance Management  - Annual requirement. GBs must review the PM Policy annually and where they see fit, revise the policy
  • SEN Policy - GB has to report each year to parents on their policy for pupils for SEN
  • Teachers’ Pay Policy - Annual requirement, GBs must review all teachers annually from 1 Sept 2007 and must have a clear pay policy discussed with staff

Being strategic about policies