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Education Service News Item

Review of Website and Policy Documents

 School website compliance checklist template below or click on this link to download a copy in WORD

SCHOOL ......................................................................................................................................... 

School Website – Compliance Reviewed by ........................................................................        Date............................................

To be reviewed...................................................


In place?




Action needed and/or query

Actioned by school?

When?  Who by?

School Contact Details





School’s name





School’s postal address





School’s telephone number





The name of the member of staff who deals with queries from parents and other members of the public





Complaints procedure

Complaints procedure from September 2016 – there will be a new requirement to publish school’s complaints policy





Behaviour policy

You should publish details of your school’s behaviour policy.

The policy must comply with section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006.

Read advice on developing and publishing your school’s behaviour policy.






You must publish:

  • the content of the curriculum your school follows in each academic year for every subject
  • the names of any phonics or reading schemes you are using in KS1
  • a list of the courses available to pupils at KS4, including GCSEs
  • how parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum your school is following





Pupil premium up until September 2016

You must publish details of how your school spends its pupil premium funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding.

You must include:

  • how much pupil premium funding you received for this academic year
  • details of how you intend to spend the funding, including your reasons and evidence
  • details of how you spent the pupil premium funding you received for last academic year
  • how it made a difference to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils

The funding is allocated for each financial year, but the information you publish online should refer to the academic year, as this is how parents and the general public understand the school year.

As you won’t know how much funding you’re getting for the latter part of the academic year (from April to July), you should report on the funding up to the end of the financial year. You should then update this information later in the year when you have all the figures.


“in place of the current requirements regarding information about pupil premium expenditure, schools will be required to publish their “pupil premium strategy”. This should include:

In the previous academic year, how PP allocation was spent, the impact of the expenditure on eligible pupils.

The current academic year:

The amount of the school’s allocation of PPG

Details of the main barriers to educational achievement

How the allocation will be spent to address the barriers and why these approaches were taken

How the school will measure the impact of the PP

And the date of the next PP strategy review.





PE and sport premium for primary schools

If your school receives PE and sport premium funding, you must publish details of how you spend this funding and the effect it has had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.

You must include:

  • how much PE and sport premium funding you received for this academic year
  • a full breakdown of how you’ve spent or will spend the funding this year
  • the effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
  • how you will make sure these improvements are sustainable





Admissions Details

You must do one of the following:

  • publish your school’s admission arrangements, explaining how you will consider applications for every age group, including:
    • arrangements for selecting the pupils who apply
    • your oversubscription criteria (how you offer places if there are more applicants than places)
    • an explanation of what parents should do if they want to apply for their child to attend your school






  • publish details of how parents can find out about your school’s admission arrangements through your local authority and/or diocese?





Ofsted reports

You must do one of the following:

  • publish a copy of your school’s most recent Ofsted report
  • publish a link to the webpage where users can find your school’s most recent Ofsted report

 Recommendation that you include

 S48 Inspection










Exam and assessment results up to September 2016

Key stage 2 (KS2) results

You must publish the following details from your school’s most recent KS2 results:

  • percentage of pupils who achieved level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths
  • percentage of pupils who have improved by 2 or more levels in reading, writing and maths between key stage 1 (KS1) and KS2
  • percentage of pupils who achieved level 5 or above in reading and writing
  • percentage of pupils who achieved level 5 or above in maths

Key stage 4 (KS4) results

You must publish the following details from your school’s most recent KS4 results:

Performance tables

You must include a link to the school and college performance tables.





Exam and assessment results

New information required from September 2016 include:

KS2 assessment

In place of the current requirements regarding KS2 assessment results, schools will be required to publish the following information about their most recent results:

Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing, maths

Average progress in writing

Average progress in maths

Percentage of pupils achieving a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths

Average scaled score in reading

Average scaled score in maths





Special Educational Needs and Disability

(SEN D) report

You must publish a report on your school’s policy for pupils with SEN D.

The report must comply with:

The report must include:

  • your school’s admission arrangements for pupils with SEN or disabilities
  • the steps you’ve taken to prevent pupils with SEN-D from being treated less favourably than other pupils
  • details of your school’s access facilities for pupils with SEN-D
  • the accessibility plan your governing body has written in compliance with paragraph 3 of schedule 10 to the Equality Act 2010





Governors’ information and duties

You must publish information about your school’s governors, including:

  • details of each governor’s:
    • business interests
    • financial interests
    • governance roles in other schools
  • the structure and responsibilities of the governing body and committees

It therefore includes:

  • the structure and remit of the governing body and any committees, and the full names of the chair of each;
  • for each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months:
  • their full names, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable), who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government),
  • relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests) including cpd
  • their attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year.

Governing bodies should also publish this information for associate members, making clear whether they have voting rights on any of the committees to which they have been appointed.

NB Governing bodies should make it clear in their code of conduct that this information will be published on their governors and any associate members. Any governor failing to provide information to enable the governing body to fulfil their responsibilities may be in breach of the code of conduct and as a result be bringing the governing body into disrepute. In such cases the governing body should consider suspending the governor





Charging and remissions policies

You must publish your school’s charging and remissions policies. The policies must include details of:

  • the activities or cases for which your school will charge pupils’ parents
  • the circumstances where your school will make an exception on a payment you would normally expect to receive under your charging policy





Values and ethos

Your website should include a statement of your school’s ethos and values.





Requests for copies

If a parent requests a paper copy of the information on your school’s website, you must provide this free of charge.











Policies and Procedures

Some policies are statutory, and some need to be reviewed annually.

Most can be reviewed as agreed by GB. These do not need to be on website but do need to be within the school.

 See DfE document

“Statutory Policies for Schools” September 2014 – for advice on policies and documents that governing bodies are required by law to have.


Charging and remissions

Special Education Needs: The SEN D information Report should be updated annually and any changes to the information should be updated as soon as possible.

Teachers’ pay - annually

Data Protection – at least every two years

Admission Arrangements - arrangements to be determined annually

Governors’ Allowances

Minutes of, and papers considered at meetings of the GB and its committees

Equality information

Register of pupils’ admission to school –Register of pupils’ attendance

Child protection policy and procedures - annually

Early Years Foundation Stage

Statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff

Supporting pupils with medical conditions


Statutory policies required by education legislation:

Capability of staff

Charging and remission

School behaviour

Sex education

Teacher appraisal Teachers’ Pay


Statutory policies required by other legislation:

Data Protection

Health and Safety


Other statutory documents:

Admissions – arrangements to be determined annually

Accessibility Plan – every three years

Behaviour principles written statement

Central record of recruitment and vetting checks

Complaints procedure statement

Freedom of information

Governors’ allowances

Home-school agreement document

Instrument of government

Premises management documents

Minutes of, and papers considered at FGB and committee meetings

Equality information and objectives – every four years and publish information annually

School information published on website – must be updated as soon as possible after a change and at least annually

Register of business interests of Headteachers and Governors

Register of pupils admission to school

Register of pupils’ attendance

Staff discipline, conduct and grievance