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About the course
Duration: 48 mins (approx.)
All schools must have clear policies and procedures that guide day-to-day processes in order to function effectively. Any member of school staff can be given responsibility for the drafting of school policies, and not all of them need to be signed off by the full governing body.
Our essential CPD course in policy writing and implementation provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you are delivering effective policies that establish expectations, keep pupils safe and support academic attainment. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and most time-efficient manner.
Delivered by former headteacher and senior school leader, Amanda Griffiths, this course has been divided into seven easy-to-digest modules and contains links to further learning and resources with an assessment at the end to help you evidence your compliance.
This course is designed in line with the following policies:
Module 1: Understanding the background of school policies
Module 1 puts school policies into context and covers their history, with a focus on the various types of policies and who they are aimed towards.
Module 2: Why do we need school policies?
Module 2 focuses on the purpose and the content of school policies: why you must have them in place and what they must encompass.
Module 3: How to format a school policy
Module 3 explores what must go into a school policy. You will learn the collective aims of the policy and the legal framework upon which your policies must be based.
Module 4: Using effective language
Module 4 looks at best practice techniques for writing school policies, particularly in the use of language.
Module 5: Visuals and appendices
Module 5 concentrates on the visuals and appendices of a school policy, how they may be used and why they may be beneficial.
Module 6: The overarching process
Module 6 discusses the necessity of policy, including the questions you must ask yourself before writing and implementing any policy and ensuring a review and assessment process takes place.
Module 7: Ensuring compliance
Module 7 discusses compliance and which policies you must legally make public. It also explores the importance of communicating with parents and which policies must have governing body approval by law.
The ultimate responsibility and accountability for data protection compliance sits with governors and trustees. They should have specific knowledge of data protection relevant to their role to ensure compliance with legislation and the ability to respond to any changes, working closely with the Data Protection Officer (DPO). If your school is found to breach GDPR rules, you may face a hefty fine and a visit from the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Senior leaders should be sufficiently aware of the content of GDPR and the Data Protection Act in order to ensure schools have the right things in place to be compliant. As per the Data Protection Act 2018, it is your legal duty to protect the personal data of your students, staff, and visitors. Any establishment that collects personal data (e.g. names, addresses, dates of births, etc) has a legal responsibility to ensure that information is gathered, processed, and stored securely. If your school is found to breach GDPR rules, you may face a hefty fine and a visit from the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Data influencers work with data on a daily basis and either create, store, enter, or decide when data will be processed. In addition to general awareness, you should have an additional level of training specific to your role in processing and handling data. As per the Data Protection Act 2018, it is your legal duty to protect the personal data of your students, staff, and visitors. If your school is found to breach GDPR rules, you may face a hefty fine and a visit from the Information Commissioner’s Office.
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You will receive a recording of the Course whether your were able to attend or not.
You will receive any supporting materials or resources mentioned in the Course.
During checkout we will collect the contact details for your school’s finance manager.
You will receive a second email confirming your login details.
Webinars become available after their specified time and date.