"Every child matters
and no child is ever
left behind..."

"Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them;
for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs."
Luke 18:15-17


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):-

Budget Monitoring and Setting Procedure

Anti-Fraud and Corruption policy

Complaints Policy

Whistleblowing policy

Finance Policy

Conflicts of Interest Policy

Assets and Disposals policy

Reserves policy

Treasury Management Policy

Central Services and Appeals Policy

GDPR data protection policy

Freedom of Information policy

Health and Safety Policy Statement

DNDLT Asbestos Statement of Intent

Trustee's Code of Conduct

Risk Management Policy

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy

Church of England documents

Church of England Vision for Education

Valuing All God's Children-Report and appendices

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

Academy Council template code of conduct

Behaviour principles for DDMAT schools

Health and Safety policy checklist

Preparation for GDPR checklist

Staff Wellbeing principles

Staff Well being principles for DDMAT schools

Mental Health at Work, link to various resources for schools

 Admissions Note:-

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.