Policy development and review
Clearly written policies set out the school’s position on particular positions. They are important tools as they reflect the school’s values and support the school’s broad direction as outlined in its strategic plan.
Good policies are essential because they demonstrate that the school is being operated in an efficient manner and ensure that there will be consistency in decisions and in school operations.
A school council will develop a policy because:
- Departmental policy requires a school to have a policy on a particular topic
- council decides to issue guidance about an aspect of implementation of its strategic plan
- council decides to set out the school’s position on a major issues within its powers and functions.
The following policies have been ratified by the Brandon Park Primary School Council.