Governing body policies

Every governing body must have policies in place and review them regularly. A list of the legally required policies is available online on the DfE webpages.

Safeguarding children

Governing bodies are accountable for ensuring that their school has in place effective child protection policies and procedures that are in accordance with guidance issued by the Department for Education and by Tower Hamlets council. This will include having a senior member of the school’s leadership team designated to take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues. More information can be found on the Tower Hamlets local safeguarding children board pages.

Guidance on exclusions

The latest guidance can be found online on the DfE website. The LBTH guidance on pupil exclusion is available from