Tda32-5.3 Evaluate How School Policies and Procedures May Be Developed and Communicated

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Every school and business must have policies and procedures in place. A school's policies and procedures are adopted from laws passed by the Government. These are in place to ensure the school is run correctly, and that staff, pupils, and any other individuals involved with the school are protected and meeting expectations and guidelines. There are usually a large number of policies in place within a school. These can include policies such as Child Protection, Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Confidentiality, Anti-Bullying, Teaching and Learning, Homework, and many more. These policies and procedures are relevant to staff, pupils and parents. These policies must be updated regularly, and some of the content revised, in order to keep them …show more content…
At the end of this step it will be appropriate to review the policy development and implementation plan ( As a result of the review it may be necessary to invite additional members of the school community to join the working group.Try to ensure that everyone who will be affected by the policy has the opportunity to provide feedback. If possible, provide more than one avenue for feedback. For example:

• make copies of the policy available from the school administration — advertise this in the school newsletter
• distribute copies to all staff
• present the policy at meetings of different groups (Parents and Friends’ Association, staff, student council, school council, etc)
• phone school community members and request their input • attach a survey to a copy of the policy and distribute to different groups.
Encourage all members of the school community to discuss the draft policy. Some individuals and groups may not be keen to provide feedback on the policy if they do not support what is being done. However, the opinions of all school community members are important.The aim of this step is to ensure all members of the school community are well informed and ready for the implementation of new policy. implementation should be publicised well in advance. This allows sufficient opportunity for the school community to become familiar with the policy and to understand any impact it may have on

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