Statutory guidance and requirements
The links and documents below explain the policies that local-authority-maintained schools must follow by law and their funding agreement.
Not all statutory guidance is in included this section as some links are listed under their relevant topic below. A list of statutory guidance for schools is available in the Schools: statutory guidance collection.
Safeguarding, SEND and pupil wellbeing
School admissions and attendance
Governance duties, skills, behaviours and knowledge
Governance of Federations
Guidance, advice and tools to help schools manage and improve their resource management.
External reviews of governance
Recruitment and professional development
Guidance on the support, recruitment and development services available to governors through contracted providers.
Sex and relationship education
Use of data
Converting to academy status
Newly qualified teachers
School and pupil performance
Data and information protection
Information published on school websites
Capability of staff
Early years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS)
Published 17 September 2019