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 2023

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2024 (for September 2024- currently for information only)

Guidance for Safer Working Practices for professionals working in education settings (updated 2022)

Preventing and Tackling Bullying (July 2017)

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

Supporting children with medical conditions in school

Teaching Online Safety in School

The Prevent Duty (revised statutory guidance 2023)

Working together to improve school attendance (Revised March 2024)

Working together to safeguard children (statutory guidance. Revised Feb 2024)


Academy Trust Governance Guide (March 2024)

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

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

Behaviour in Schools – Advice for Headteachers and School Staff (July 2022)

Careers Guidance and Access for Education and Training Providers – statutory guidance (July 2021)

Clerking Competency Framework (April 2017)

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

Competency Framework for Governors (Jan 2017)

Cost of School Uniforms (statutory guidance Nov 2021)

Education Staff Wellbeing Charter (rev Nov 2021)

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 Guide (March 2024)

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

Mobile Phones in Schools – non-statutory guidance (Feb 2024)

Opportunity for all: strong schools with great teachers for your child (white paper March 2022)

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

School Complaints Procedures – Guidance for Schools (Updated Jan 2021)

Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS)

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

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

School Suspension and Permanent Exclusion – statutory guidance to September 2023

School Suspension and Permanent Exclusion – statutory guidance from 1 September 2023

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

Setting up an academies complaints procedure 

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 (updated Mar 2022)

Suspension and Permanent Exclusion from Maintained Schools, Academies and Pupil Referral Units (July 2022)

Understanding your data: a guide for school governors and academy trustees (updated Sept 2021)

Using pupil premium: guidance for school leaders 

Ways of Working Protocol : ensuring the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Catholic Church and the Department for Education (Sept. 2022)

What Academies must publish online (May 2024)

What Maintained Schools must publish online (May 2024)