Blimey, stirred up quite a response, slightly deviated from my original thread but interesting nonetheless,.....but ironically nobody answered my original question as to how many policies they have on their website.
There are 10 on the websites of both schools - one is a middle-deemed-secondary, the other a Junior
My governor school has only admissions or complaints policies up!
Last edited by witch; 16th January 2014 at 11:40 AM.
I can't find anywhere that states that schools have to have all statutory policies on their site. Just that they must have such policies. What I've found says that academies have to have the following on their site: details of the school’s policies on behaviour, charging and SEN and disability provision, details or links to the school’s admission arrangements, including its selection and oversubscription criteria, published admission number and the school’s process for applications through the local authority. Which is about 5 policies total.
@elsiegee40 Yes, they do need to but they just havent got round to it - being "Requires Improvement" currently is rather at the forefront of everyone's minds in terms of Teaching and Learning and Data Analysis!
Legally they just have to hold the policies and those policies be available to anyone who wants them.
From the DfE FAQs about changes to school information regulations - Schools
While the P word is not used, many of these things are policies!What are the minimum ‘key’ information areas to publish online and what is meant by ‘details’?
This will include for all schools:
- details of the school’s pupil premium allocation and plans to spend it in the current year; and, for the previous year, a statement of how the money was spent and the impact that it had on educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated;
- details of the school’s curriculum, content and approach, by academic year and by subject (including details of GCSE options and other qualifications offered at Key Stage 4 (for secondary schools), and approach to phonic and reading schemes (for primary schools));
- where applicable, details or links to the school’s admission arrangements, including its selection and oversubscription criteria, published admission number and the school’s process for applications through the local authority ;
- details of the school’s policies on behaviour, charging and SEN and disability provision;
- links to the school’s Ofsted reports and DfE School Performance Tables and details of the school’s latest Key Stage 2 and/or Key Stage 4 attainment and progress measures as presented in the School Performance Tables;
- a statement of the school’s ethos and values.
All schools will need to ensure that they continue to comply with any separate requirements that apply in respect of developing specific policies and communicating them.
More useful information on school website content here http://www.clerktogovernors.co.uk/your-school-website/
Last edited by elsiegee40; 16th January 2014 at 12:03 PM.
Yeah, that's what I just quoted. There are 22 statutory policies for academies, but that list has 5 which have to be on the website.
Good practice, yes, and I agree they should do it, but it isn't a legal requirement. I don't think a school has to have a website does it?
*oohhh spooky - I've just looked again and there is a new link to ...the policies!
Spoke to the NM there and he put them up this morning.
I feel quite odd, now
Last edited by witch; 16th January 2014 at 12:14 PM.
That's interesting - I know a local school that doesn't currently have a website...not one of mine she hastens to add
Schools don't need a traditional website, just the facility to publish the specified content online.
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