Our School Policies

Our School Policies

Page last updated: 21/09/2023

Our school policies are under a continual review process and cover a wide range of areas.  They are updated regularly in response to statutory requirements or guidelines issued by a range of organisations, including Welsh Government, Carmarthenshire County Council, Estyn & Care Inspectorate Wales.  Schools are required to have certain policies by law, such as an admissions or complaints policy.  Many other policies are essential to our work and combine guidelines with our own working practices.  Certain members of staff are responsible for keeping specific policies up to date and compliant, but the Headmaster leads the overall process of reviewing and updating policies.

St. Michael’s School recognises that all policies are only effective and achieve what they set out to do, if they are implemented and used in practice by our staff.  We therefore take steps to train staff routinely in our organisational policies, through our INSET days, as well as covering the most significant ones as part of the initial induction process for new staff.

The list below is just a fraction of all the policies that we adhere to, with the majority overall being internal policies.  The following however are jointly internal/external policies which are available upon request to the parents/guardians of existing & prospective pupils. Please make any requests to the school office, providing your name, email address and contact telephone number. Some of the below policies are available to download and read online.

Some policies refer to earlier government entities/agencies, where guidance is still current and/or valuable.

The number of complaints registered under the formal procedure in the preceding school year is available to parents and prospective parents upon request.