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  • It's up to you. Use our expert advice, risk assessment and see examples from trusts like you to make a call.

  • Find out what policies and documents your schools are required to have so that you can be compliant.

  • Not sure which policies to set centrally and which to set locally? Use our flowchart to help you decide.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download and adapt our model competitive tendering policy to save you time and keep you compliant with regulations. You can adapt it to suit how you delegate responsibility for different purchases, and the tendering process you follow.

  • Your trust's policies are key to helping you achieve your aims. See examples of how multi-academy trusts (MATs) of different sizes have phrased their policies in order to include all of their schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download and adapt our model complaints policy to save time and make sure you have consistent and compliant procedures across the trust.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download and adapt our model investment policy to help you comply with requirements set out in the Academies Financial Handbook.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download our model policy and adapt it to suit your trust. It will let you set consistent, trust-wide procedures whilst still having space for schools to fill in necessary local information.

  • Model policy

    Use our premises hiring model policy to help your schools generate additional income. It includes terms and conditions of hire approved by lawyers and a hire request form.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Download and adapt our model staff grievance policy to make sure your procedures comply with employment law and the code of practice. Be clear on what you need to know before adopting new procedures with your schools, and see examples from trusts of different sizes.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Our model will help you set clear and compliant whistle-blowing procedures in place. Use it to define key terms, give staff across your trust the process they should follow and explain how you'll respond as a trust.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our model to make sure your policy covers key areas, like the responsibilities of different people across your trust and type of maintenance inspections you carry out. It’s adaptable, so you can set it centrally yet still have schools change local details if needed.

  • Below are examples of MATs who set trust-wide assessment policies. We've also summarised some findings about trust-wide assessment from research on school improvement in MATs.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our model to make sure you have the right accounting policies, which you'll need to submit in your annual accounts. It's designed so you can work through it with your auditors and include the information you need.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our model to make sure your policy covers key areas of conduct, from staff relationships to acceptable use of technology. We've designed it for you to set centrally to ensure consistency across your trust.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our model to make sure you have consistent disciplinary procedures for staff across your trust. Our policy covers how you investigate incidents, as well as suspensions, hearings and appeals.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our policy to save you time, and tailor it to suit your policy-setting needs - whether you set this centrally or with local elements. It covers anti-bullying, rewards and sanctions, staff training and more.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our model privacy notices to keep yours up to date with the latest regulations and guidance. They’ll save you time and help you stay compliant with this complex area.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    You're required to adopt the ICO's model freedom of information scheme, so we link to it here and explain what else you need to publish alongside.

  • Statutory/mandatory

    Some MATs are required to publish a statement on how they make sure modern slavery isn't happening in their, or their suppliers', organisation. We explain who needs to publish these, what they should include and show you some examples.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Adapt our policy to suit your trust and schools. It’s designed for you to set centrally while specifying sections that your schools should tailor to reflect their local procedures. See examples of how other trusts manage this.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our model to make sure you have a consistent procedure for conducting risk assessments across your trust. It’s also got a checklist and risk assessment template you can give to your schools.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Adopt our model to make sure you cover the admissions application process, your oversubscription criteria and in-year admissions. You can adapt it to how you delegate admissions in your trust, so you can set it centrally and instruct schools to change local details if needed.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our model policy for a consistent approach to safeguarding in your trust, whilst letting schools tailor sections in-line with local procedures. Our model also includes procedures for dealing with allegations against staff - another policy you're required to have.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Adapt our model so you can set consistent processes for your schools to follow when they're implementing this policy. It covers how schools can decide whether individual healthcare plans are needed and what to include in them, as well as how to manage medicines.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our policy to save you time and set out how education and training providers can talk to pupils in your trust about technical qualifications, apprenticeships and careers. You can set this centrally, or with individual schools setting their own timetable for access opportunities.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our model policy so that you comply with the new RSE requirements coming in from September 2020. Adapt it to suit how you delegate responsibility for RSE provision in your trust.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Adapt our policy to suit your trust and help make sure your schools comply with the Equality Act. It's designed for you to set it centrally while allowing your schools to adapt a site-specific action plan if needed.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our model to cover how you deal with allegations of abuse against staff. These procedures are a requirement, so adapting ours will keep you compliant as well as saving you time.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our model to cover how you approach key aspects of non-exam assessment across your trust, such as setting and marking tasks, storing work and malpractice.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Our policy will save you time and keep you compliant - whether you set the whole thing entirely centrally, or have school-specific action plans. It sets consistent responsibilities for all of your heads of centre and invigilators, and has prompts for writing a comprehensive plan.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Adapt our policy to suit your trust and help make sure your schools comply with the public sector equality duty. It’s designed so that you can easily set aspects at trust-level while allowing your schools to adapt sections for their context. See examples of how other trusts approach this too.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    See what you can and can’t charge for, and adapt our policy to suit you – you can set out the activities that are chargeable across your trust, or let your schools fill this in locally. Plus, see examples of policies from other trusts.

  • Model policy Statutory/mandatory

    Use our model policy to set consistent aims, definitions and responsibilities for SEN across your trust. It also includes an information report you can have schools tailor to reflect their circumstances.