Please see below MAT wide policies
(Please note some of these policies pre-date the name change to the Durham and Newcastle Diocesan Learning Trust, these will be updated in line with the Trust policy review schedule to reflect the new name but in the meantime continue to apply as set out below):-
Church of England documents
For further information and publications from the National Church of England Education Office please click here
Principles and checklists for Head Teacher/Academy Council use when reviewing school policies
Each school has thier own admissions policy on their website. Please note this update regarding proposed changes to regulations for appeals in 2020 as a result of COVID-19:
Please note that subject to parliamentary approval, the DfE’s new regulations for appeals, which will be in force until 31 January 2021, will if passed:
- Disapply the requirement that appeals panels must be held in person.
- Give flexibility for panel hearings to take place either in person, by telephone, by video conference, or through a paper-based appeal where all parties can make representations in writing.
- Relax the rules to make it permissible for panels to continue with and conclude appeals as a panel of two if one of the three panel members withdraws temporarily or permanently.
- Amend the deadlines relating to appeals for the time that the new regulations are in force – any new or revised deadlines must be reasonable and at least 28 days from the date a notification of refusal of a school place was received by the appellant.