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 2021 (from September 2021)

Preventing and Tackling Bullying (July 2017)

Promoting and Supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools and colleges (June 2021)

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

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment between Children in Schools and Colleges 2021 (from 1 September 2021)

Supporting children with medical conditions in school

Teaching Online Safety in School

Working together to safeguard children


Academy Trust Governance – structures and role descriptors (Oct 2020)

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 (Oct 2020)

Exclusion from maintained schools, academies and PRUS – statutory guidance 

Forgotten. Left Behind. Overlooked – The experiences of young people with SEND and their educational transitions during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 (APPG Report Spring 2021)

Headteachers’ Standards 2020 (DfE)

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

Maintained Schools Governance – structures and role descriptors (Oct 2020)

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 2021 and guidance on school teachers’ pay and conditions (Sept 2021)

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice 0-25 years – Statutory Guidance (Jan 2015)

Staffing and Employment Advice for Schools (October 2021)

Statutory Policies for Schools and Academy Trusts (2019)

What Maintained Schools must publish online