Keeping up with Policy Change


Change happens everywhere and HR is no exception. The start of term is a good time to review your HR policies and procedures to make sure they fit for purpose for the new Academic year.

We are pleased to announce the launch of 3 substantially revised SPS model policies for Schools and Academies:

  • Redundancy and Restructure Policy and Procedure
  • Capability Policy and Procedure
  • Recruitment Policy

Following feedback we have revised the procedural stages within these documents to support schools in managing these issues in a more effective and timely manner.

We have also recently reviewed and updated a number of policies in the SPS model HR policy suite for Schools and Academies:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Special Leave Policy and Procedure
  • Grievance Policy and Procedure
  • Bullying and Harassment Policy and Procedure
  • Pay Policy and Guidance

Towards the front of each revised policy you will find a table indicating the sections which have been amended.

You will find all our model HR Policies for Schools and Academies here

The Local Authority expects that all KCC Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools will use these model documents as the basis for their HR policies. These documents are also strongly recommended for consideration for adoption by Foundation and Aided Schools. Academies may wish to adopt these documents in their entirety or adapt these for use.

If you are uncertain what HR and other policies are required in your school setting check out the DfE Guidance Document ‘Statutory Policies for Schools’.

Our model HR policies for Schools and Academies are reviewed throughout the year as part of a rolling programme – so remember to check back regularly to ensure you are working with the latest versions.

Please contact your SPS Consultant for further support and guidance regarding the adoption and implementation any of our model policies.