DfE Guidance on temporary changes: attendance recording for educational settings whilst closed due to the coronavirus 

We have put together key information and resources for schools to help maintain provision during the COVID-19 situation.

2. Model school policies and documents

Additional needs plan

Crisis management plan

Equality policy and action plan

Governor school visits policy

Health improvement plan - primary

Health improvement plan - secondary

Keeping records of child protection concerns

Leadership and continuity plan

Looked after children personal needs plan

Preventing extremism and radicalisation safeguarding policy



  • Model Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy for Schools September 2018
  • Online Safety Policy Template - September 2018
  • Online Safety Policy Template Supplementary Notes
  • Model Staff Behaviour Policy / Code of Conduct

These safeguarding policies are fully Covid-19 compliant. You can find them on our safeguarding page.


The Department for Education has updated a section of its guidance for school complaints procedures 2020, for the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ESCC Model Complaints Policy has not been formally updated, but all boards need to agree to the above as an addendum their complaints policy during the pandemic.

You can find the model complaints policy and the complaints toolkit on our governors pages.

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