About Us > Policies


Below are the links to our latest policies that are either available for you to view online or download

Click here for all BDAT policies (including safeguarding and GDPR)


Click here for BDAT’s agreed set of memorandum, articles and funding agreement for the sponsoring of faith and non-faith academies within the Diocese of Leeds.

To understand more about our policies and who writes them, please see below.

If you would like a free copy of any of these policies please contact Immanuel College on (01274) 425900

What is a policy?

“A Policy is a value (or set of values) that determines or underlies a plan of action.”

Therefore, school policies cover values and plans of action that are relevant to the running of a school.

School Policies vary in scope and level of complexity. Policies that determine school ethos, vision and what the school is for are written by the Governing Body. They express what it is that the Governing Body wants the school to achieve. Policies and procedures that determine how the school works  are written by the Headteacher and staff of the school. They express how the school will achieve what the Governing Body wants. In practise, the senior management team and the Governing Body work together to write and review most school policies. There is a statutory requirement for schools to have certain policies, for example, a Health & Safety Policy. OFSTED also require schools to have certain policies in place, for example, a Safeguarding Policy.

At Immanuel College – Our policies are divided into groups known as ‘Policy Suites’. Policies within a ‘Policy Suite’ will have a common theme e.g. teaching and learning, safeguarding… Immanuel Governors review and update school policies on a regular basis. New policies will be written where necessary. Governor responsibility for school policies has been divided between the various governor committees as appropriate.

Immanuel College takes advice from experts when new policies need to be written; Bradford Council may provide a template to use as a starting point. Some Immanuel governors have specialised expertise relevant to the writing / updating of school policy. Hard copies of school policies are available from the school office.


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