We will be continually adding to this section to help you find key DfE procedures and guidance quickly and easily


Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 (published 2 September 2019)

Preventing and Tackling Bullying (July 2017)

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment between Children in Schools and Colleges – advice for governing bodies and school leadership (May 2018)

Supporting children with medical conditions in school

Teaching Online Safety in School


Behaviour and discipline in schools: guidance for governing bodies (Jan 2017)

Careers Guidance and Access for Education and Training Providers – statutory guidance (Jan 2018)

Clerking Competency Framework (April 2017)

Constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools – statutory guidance (Aug 2017)

Competency Framework for Governors (Jan 2017)

Governance Handbook (Mar 2019)

Exclusion from maintained schools, academies and PRUS – statutory guidanceĀ 

Healthy Schools Rating Scheme – guidance for schools (July 2019)

Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education – statutory guidance

School Complaints Procedures – Guidance for Schools (Mar 2019)

School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) Regulations – advice for maintained schools (Jan 2014)

School Resource Management – Top 10 Planning Checks for Governors (2018)

School teachers’ pay and conditions document 2019 and guidance on school teachers’ pay and conditions (Sept 2019)

Statutory Policies for Schools and Academy Trusts (2019)

What Maintained Schools must publish online (Oct 2018)