Policies & Management

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This page contains sample policy documents and some other documents that might prove useful in management and administrative tasks in school.

bullet1.gif (148 bytes) General policies
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Curriculum policies (Primary Schools)
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Planning
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Various Management Documents

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File Formats
policylistexcel An MSExcel spreadsheet that one schoo uses to monitor how they keep their policies up to date. Thanks to Neil Whitmill. A useful list of 73! policies.     xls
policies2 Thanks to Heather Cunningham of Chilthorne Domer Church School for this collection of sample policies. Included in this zip archive are policies for differentiation, drugs, Equal opportunities, a governors' handbook, pay and risk assessment.     zip
ablechildpolicy A policy which deals with approaches to able children. pdf rtf  
ablechildpolicy1 Another policy which deals with approaches to able children from Lane End Primary School. pdf rtf  
moreable Another able child policy. This one is from St Paul's Primary School in Cambridge and is based on format suggested by author Deborah Eyre. Thanks to Headteacher, Cyndy Fiddy.   doc  

A selection of schools' Assessment policies.

assessmentpolicy2 pdf rtf  
assessmentpolicy3 This one from St Nicholas CE (VA) JMI School. pdf    
attendance_policy An attendance policy. pdf    
bereave A Bereavement Care policy from Milton Junior School.   rtf  
charging_policy Example Charging policy. pdf rtf  
classroomassistants As well as a policy document (as an MS Word document) this Zip archive contains a collection of other documents from Neil Whitmill relating to the induction and work of CAs. It includes advice about helping children with reading and forms to assist tracking the induction of CAs.     zip
comms Information and Communication within the School.   rtf  
curric_policy A whole curriculum policy. pdf    
discipline_policy An example Discipline policy... pdf rtf  
discipline_policy2 ... and another from Hempenstalls CP School. pdf rtf  
edvisitspol One of the many documents in Ian Kendal's collection (see above).   doc  
early_years_policy An Early Years policy.     html
early_years_pol2 An Early Years policy submitted by Liz Alderson, Bishop Thornton PS   doc  
equal_opps A policy for Equal Gender  Opportunities pdf rtf  
equaloppspol An equal opps policy submitted by Keith Harrison   doc  
equalopps_and_race An update from Keith Harrison. Porchester Junior School in Nottingham combined policy for equal opps and race equality. Keith says, "I think it covers all the requirements of the CRE Learning For All document. Note that the Action Plan at the end would need adapting to schools in different circumstances."   rtf  
homeworkpolicy A Homework policy from StJohn's RC JMI School. pdf    
internetpolicy A policy and parents' letter on the use of the internet in school from Keith Harrison, Porchester Junior School, Nottingham. pdf rtf txt
internetpolicy_bms Another internet policy from Bushey Middle School.   rtf txt
marking_policy A policy on marking and presentation. pdf rtf  
monevalpolicy A policy on Monitoring and Evaluation from Springside Primary School. pdf    
multiculturaled A policy on multicultural education from Barmby Moor CE Primary School. If you like this sample why not visit their website? There's a whole collection of policies there.     html
parental_policy An policy concerning relationships and communiciation with parents. pdf    
perform_management An example of a primary school performance management policy from Edgworth Primary School.   rtf  
positive_handling Sadly, it is sometimes necessary for a child to be restrained. This policy is from Longlevens PS, Gloucestershire. Head, Dave Smith says, It's been redrafted and approved by Glos LEA's Primary Behaviour Support Team (who are top notch) so it'll do for me.  Unfortunately it's necessarily detailed and some of it makes uncomfortable reading.  pdf doc  
racism_policy An Anti-Racism policy (Eli Hurley and Tim McShane). pdf rtf  
reasonableforcepolicy A policy on the use and control of reasonable force from Upottery Primary School. pdf    
sen_policy An SEN policy from Sir William Borrough School. pdf    
sen_policy2 Another SEN policy. pdf    
sexed_policy A Sex Education policy. pdf    
staff_induction_policy A Staff Induction policy. pdf rtf  
teachandlearnpolicy A policy on Teaching and Learning from St John's RC JMI School. pdf    
visiting_policy Our own Bob Hopcraft, Head of Norton St Nicholas Primary School has submitted this Governors' Visiting policy.   doc  
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genpol A General Curriculum policy   rtf  
art_policy William Borrough School's policy for Art. pdf rtf  
artpol_langford Langford Lower School's policy for Art from Nursery - Y4. Thanks to Neil Whitmill.   doc  
dtpolicy_murton This policy for Design Technology was submitted by Maria Armiger of Murton Jubilee PS (Co Durham).   doc  
d&t_policy A policy for Design Technology. pdf    
eypdoc A policy Statement on Early Years Education   rtf html
hist_pol2000 Edgworth Primary School in Blackburn's History policy.   rtf  
ict_policy_special An ICT policy for a special school (Bromley Hall School, Tower Hamlets). The zip file contains a copy of the rtf file. pdf

A selection of ICT policies for mainstream schools.

pdf rtf  
it_policy2 pdf rtf  
it_policy3 Badock's Wood Primary School's ICT policy. pdf rtf  
it_policy4   pdf rtf  
ks1plan These two documents are an attempt by Jan Davies of Upottery Primary School to give a term by term curriculum map marrying all of the QCA Schemes of Work for NC2000 for the whole of KS1 and 2.  (See also psheplan, below). The KS2 Plan includes a note from Jan about how it can best be used.   rtf  
ks2plan   rtf  
y34y56plan Jan Davies's KS2 plan, set out in 6 terms with separate lines in each term for Y3/4 and Y5/6.   doc  
library_skills A policy for the teaching of library and information skills in KS 2 pdf rtf txt
literacy The literacy policy from St Nicholas CE (VA) JMI School.   doc  
mathspolicy From Kath Budd at St Michael's CPS, Reading. Now rewritten to include NNS and with gaps to fill in the name of your school.   doc  

A selection of schools' Music policies.

musicpolicy2 Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School's Music policy pdf    
musicpolicy3 Thorverton CE Primary School's Music policy pdf    
music_policy St James The Great Catholic Primary School's Music policy pdf    
pe_policy 2 sample PE policies pdf    
pe_policy2 Sir William Borrough School's PE policy pdf    
pshe long term plan Thanks to Carole O'Hare for this.   doc  
psheplan Jan Davies' synthesis of the QCA Schemes of Work for KS1/2 Thinking Skills, PSHE and Ctizenship. (Upottery Primary School)   rtf  
sci_pol2000 Edgworth Primary School's latest science policy.   rtf  
science A single page science policy document from Mark Squires, who is head of a small rural school (41 pupils aged 4 - 11). Mark says, "All the generic stuff about teaching and learning is in our t&l policy. More specific stuff is in the scheme of work."   doc  
science_policy A sample Science policy pdf    
update_sci_pol If you are a Science Co-ordinator and in the process of updating your curriculum p[olicy, here is a useful checklist from Colin Joyce.   rtf  
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Filename Summary File Types
actionformat A simple post-Ofsted action planning format, submitted by Keith Millinson.   rtf  
evaluationplan2000 A month by month plan for school evaluation / monitoring. Submitted by Jan Davies, Upottery School.   rtf  
qualityofteaching1 A set of statements to help grade quality of teaching - ofsted-style. Submitted by Jan Davies, Upottery School.   doc  
numactionplan A sample numeracy action  plan, submitted by Kath Budd.   rtf  
VAK Questions

Updated Feb 2005

Thanks to Neil Whitmill for this spreadsheet to help analyse children's learning styles. Neil writes: Well, we are working on identifying learning preferences of primary children and are trying to identify visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners. We found the questions on the sheet somewhere and have adapted them for our own use. The Excel spreadsheet highlights the results and gives a visual feedback to the teacher of the preferences of each child. Where one learning style is very weak, support may be needed to make the learner able to access more of the curriculum opportunities. This is not a perfect science, but is an interesting indicator.
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Filename Summary File Types
budget A spreadsheet file for calculating your projected budget. There are three linked sheets in this Excel file from David Warbrick.     xls
chronage2003 Now! The ultimate tool for calculating children's ages to the nearest completed month. This one combines the best features of the older versions. It's an MS Excel workbook with 2 sheets. The first simply calculates ages, the other works out the differences between ages and test scores.     xls
chronagecalc Another Excel spreadsheet that calculates your class's ages on a given date from their dates of birth. This newer version, by David Brown, is easy to use - you can even set it to update itself to the current date.  Very useful!     xls
chron age comp Neil Whitmill has taken David Brown's version of the chronological age calculator and added to it. To quote Neil : I have used the chrono age calculator a great deal - really good! Now I've adapted it so that it can store test results and compare standardised ages giving a variant against the actual age of the student/pupil. Many thanks to your original supplier.     xls
classroom assistants This Zip archive contains a collection of MS Word documents from Neil Whitmill. It includes a policy for Classroom assistants and a number of useful forms relating to the induction and work of CAs. It includes advice about helping children with reading.     zip
co-ordinators questions A collections of the questions asked of subject coordinators during one school's ofsted inspection. Submitted by Jan Davies, Upottery School.   doc  
doc_audit Audit of School Documentation - Infrastructure Requirements   rtf  
dtime One school's analysis of how they spend their statutory "directed time"   rtf  
earrings form A form for parents to sign accepting responsibility for any injuries their children might suffer as a result of their insisting on sending them to school wearing earrings.   rtf  
emerg info rec A form for recording emergency contact information, and other key details about children that schools need to keep.   rtf  
jobdesc A set of teachers' job descriptions from the Headteacher's down (or do I mean up?)   rtf  
journey forms A useful set of forms to help with planning and carrying out school visits. The zip contains 3 rtf documents and an Excel spreadsheet. Thanks to Neil Whitmill of The Grange School.     zip
lice A letter to parents on the subject of headlice. (This one recommends the use of chemical treatments. We would welcome a sample letter for dealing with these unwelcome visitors without the use of chemicals)   rtf  
headlice ...and here it is at last! Thanks to Mark Squires at Langdale School in Cumbria. This extract from a letter to parents includes a recipe for a non-pesticide pesticide.   doc  
muslim A letter for Moslem parents asking whether their children should attend assemblies. (We would welcome comments about this letter, especially from Moslem parents)   rtf  
nfercalc If you use the NFER Group Reading Test 9-14 this little spreadsheet from Roberta Downton will calculate "Standardised Age Score" and "Reading Age" for the NFER Group Reading Test 9-14 - using Combo sliders to avoid numerical input and the ambiguities of "duodecimal" years. It needs no instructions or Add-Ins, and is protected to be blunder-proof.

This file requires MS Excel 2000 or later.

reporting An easy to use end of term report format for a primary school, together with a supporting letter to parents, peripatetic music report form and teachers' guide. (Zip contains MS Word docs). From Neil Whitmill.     zip
salarycalc This zip archive contains an Excel spreadsheet for calculating staff salaries and a MS Word document of instructions. Thanks to Dave Smith.     zip
sats extra time sheet A form for applying for extra time for individual pupils taking KS2 SATs. Thanks to Michael Lane (Just change the names to protect the innocent!) (Updated for 2004) doc    
staff hand book Have you ever agonised about the kind of information that all staff should have at their fingertips? Well Anne Munro has done the thinking for you! This zip file contains Anne's Staff Handbook as 2  MS Word documents.     zip
timings An Excel spreadsheet, from Neil Whitmill, that calculates the percentage of time spent on each subject. Very useful for Ofsted! Separate calculations for KS1 & KS2     xls

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