Management (enterprise and schools)

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  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z

A

Title
Document type
Policy statement
Publication date
Title Aboriginal education The NSW Department of Education is committed to being a strong culturally responsive and inclusive education system where every Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander learner and student is known, valued, and cared for to learn, grow, and belong. Our commitment to creating an equitable and outstanding education system affirms Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education is everybody's business.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 14/03/2024
Title Aboriginal education procedures Direction and guidance on defining the department's commitments in its schools being a strong culturally responsive and inclusive education system where every Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander learner and student is known, valued, and cared for to learn, grow, and belong. Our commitment to creating an equitable and outstanding education system affirms Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education is everybody’s business.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Aboriginal education
Publication date 14/03/2024
Title Accounting standards - leases Staff only Direction and guidance on accounting for lease arrangements as per the Australian Accounting Standards, when the department is a lessee or a lessor.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Financial management
Publication date 20/06/2024
Title Accounting standards - revenue Staff only Direction and guidance on the appropriate revenue recognition principles to be used under the Australian Accounting Standards.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Financial management
Publication date 20/06/2024
Title Accounting standards - service concession arrangements Staff only Direction and guidance on determining appropriate service concession arrangement treatment under the Australian Accounting Standards.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Financial management
Publication date 20/06/2024
Title Accreditation at highly accomplished teacher and lead teacher in NSW public schools This policy was consolidated with Accreditation in NSW Public Schools on 8/12/22
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date -
Title Accreditation in NSW public schools Direction and guidance on teacher accreditation within NSW public schools, which is regulated and overseen by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 09/03/2023
Title Administration of medication Direction and guidance to assist schools in administering medication to ensure all children and young people can participate in education and training, regardless of their health support needs.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 21/06/2024
Title Anaphylaxis and allergy management Direction and guidance on minimising the exposure to known allergens, reducing the risk of anaphylaxis and responding in the event of anaphylaxis.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 21/06/2024
Title Animal welfare - schools Information about school responsibilities related to the use of animals for educational purposes to ensure compliance with legislative requirements. Also included is information about correct procedures if an incident of animal cruelty occurs to animals used by the school.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 08/02/2023
Title Annual financial statements Staff only Direction and guidance on preparing the department’s annual financial statements.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Financial management
Publication date 20/06/2024
Title Anti-racism Direction and guidance on preventing and eliminating all forms of racism in NSW public education.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 10/05/2024
Title Anti-racism procedures Direction and guidance on preventing and eliminating all forms of racism in NSW public education
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Anti-racism
Publication date 10/05/2024
Title Appeals for demountable accommodation Direction and guidance on key processes and requirements for demountable accommodation in NSW public schools.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Asset management
Publication date 13/05/2024
Title Asset management Direction and guidance for staff managing school assets. Supports planning, management and decision-making for school assets.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 13/05/2024
Title Assets - non-current assets and equipment Staff only Direction and guidance on determining the appropriate accounting treatment for physical non-current assets, intangible non-current assets and equipment. Includes capitalising costs as assets or expensing costs as equipment.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Financial management
Publication date 20/06/2024
Title Assisted school travel program Direction and guidance on implementing the Assisted School Travel Program (ASTP).
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Business services
Publication date 25/06/2024
Title Assisted school travel program for school students with disability This policy was consolidated with the Business services policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 25/06/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 25/06/2024
Title Assisting students with learning difficulties This policy was consolidated with the Inclusive Education for students with disability policy on 10/10/2022.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 10/10/2022
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B

Title
Document type
Policy statement
Publication date
Title Beginning teacher support funding procedures Direction and guidance for schools on using Beginning Teacher Support Funding to support the induction and professional development of eligible beginning teachers.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 09/04/2024
Title Beginning teachers support funding Direction and guidance on providing funding to schools to support the induction and professional development of eligible beginning teachers.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 09/04/2024
Title Behaviour code for students Information for students and parents or carers. NSW public schools are committed to providing safe, supportive, and responsive learning environments for everyone across a range of settings. We teach and model the inclusive and safe behaviours we value in our students.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Student behaviour
Publication date 29/05/2024
Title Budget This policy has been rescinded since 20/04/2020.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 20/04/2020
Title Bullying of students - prevention and response This policy was consolidated with the Student Behaviour policy on 30/1/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 30/01/2024
Title Business continuity management This policy sets out the arrangements for the NSW Department of Education to ensure that critical services are maintained and restored following a disruptive event.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 18/02/2020
Title Business services Direction and guidance for staff on using and operating motor vehicles on department business, managing department records, the Assisted school travel program, managing overseas students, visitors and partnerships, and travelling on official business.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 25/06/2024
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C

Title
Document type
Policy statement
Publication date
Title Carry forward (schools) This policy was consolidated with the Financial management policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 20/06/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 20/06/2024
Title Carry forward (schools) procedures Staff only Direction and guidance on the treatment of State Consolidated funds held in school budgets at the end of each school year.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Financial management
Publication date 20/06/2024
Title Child protection - responding to and reporting students at risk of harm Direction and guidance on identifying and managing risk of harm concerns to keep children and young people, including students in statutory out-of-home care, safe and supported in NSW public schools.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 09/05/2024
Title Child protection - responding to and reporting students at risk of harm procedures Direction and guidance on the requirements for responding to and reporting students at suspected risk of harm.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 09/05/2024
Title Child protection: allegations against employees Directions and guidance on how the department responds to allegations of a child protection nature made against employees.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 29/09/2023
Title Code of conduct The Code of Conduct describes standards of professional conduct that promotes adherence to the department's and NSW Public Sector's values. It provides a framework for employees to support day to day ethical decision making.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 21/02/2024
Title Commercial arrangements, sponsorship and donations Direction and guidance on managing commercial arrangements, sponsorships and donations with external organisations, individuals and/or businesses.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 15/03/2024
Title Commercial arrangements, sponsorship and donations procedures Direction and guidance on managing commercial arrangements, sponsorships and donations with external organisations, individuals and/or businesses.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 15/03/2024
Title Community complaint procedures Direction and guidance on raising concerns about the Department of Education’s products, services, employees and complaint handling. Additionally, these procedures guide employees in addressing concerns raised by community members.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Complaints handling
Publication date 14/05/2024
Title Community language allowance scheme This policy provides for the payment of a Community Language Allowance to suitably qualified employees who have a basic level of competence in a language other than English.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 14/04/2020
Title Complaints handling Direction and guidance on how the department receives, addresses and follows up complaints to improve its delivery of education programs and services.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 14/05/2024
Title Controversial issues in schools Direction for the management of controversial issues in schools.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 12/12/2023
Title Curriculum planning and programming, assessing and reporting to parents K-12 Detailing how schools plan curriculum and teaching programs including assessment and reporting to parents
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 06/02/2023
Title Cyber security Direction and guidance on the department’s expectations for cyber security, to support the ongoing secure operation of the department and to enable staff and students to work and learn in a safe digital environment. This policy is a requirement under the NSW Cyber Security Policy and ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management Systems Requirements.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 13/05/2024
Title Cyber security procedures Direction and guidance on securing the department’s digital devices, services and information to enable staff and students to work and learn in a safe digital environment. Understand employee responsibilities in maintaining security and protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information in line with the department’s Cyber security policy.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Cyber security
Publication date 13/05/2024
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D

Title
Document type
Policy statement
Publication date
Title Demountable accommodation for schools This policy was consolidated with the Asset management policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 13/05/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 13/05/2024
Title Detention and time-out procedures Direction and guidance to support NSW public school principals and school staff to understand the department’s position on detention or reflection, and teacher-directed and self-directed time-out
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Student behaviour
Publication date 30/01/2024
Title Development application notifications for neighbouring developments (responding to) This policy was consolidated with the Asset management policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 13/05/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 13/05/2024
Title Digital devices and online services for students Direction and guidance on the safe, responsible and respectful use of digital devices and online services for students in NSW public schools.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 09/10/2023
Title Digital devices and online services for students procedures Direction and guidance on the safe, responsible and respectful use of digital devices and online services for students in NSW public schools.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 09/10/2023
Title Digital devices, services and information – staff use Direction and guidance for staff on the use of authorised digital devices and online services and information.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 10/05/2024
Title Digital devices, services and information – staff use procedures Staff only Direction and guidance on using authorised digital devices, services and information.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 10/05/2024
Title Drugs in schools This policy sets out requirements for schools to plan and implement appropriate responses to drug-related incidents, with an emphasis on prevention through drug education and safe and supportive school environments, and intervention and support for students who may be involved.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 10/10/2022
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E

Title
Document type
Policy statement
Publication date
Title Educational provision – change in future school operation procedures Direction and guidance for changes in NSW public school operation, such as recess, closure, merger, demerger, or other educational provision models.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Asset management
Publication date 13/05/2024
Title Enrolment of students in NSW Government schools Direction for the enrolment of students in NSW Government schools.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 04/03/2024
Title Enterprise data The Department of Education implements data governance systems and processes to ensure that information is governed and managed effectively to deliver the best opportunities and outcomes for all students.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 20/03/2024
Title Enterprise governance This policy was rescinded on 09/05/2023.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 09/05/2023
Title Enterprise risk management Direction and guidance to support efficient and effective risk management across the department to achieve our objectives.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 17/10/2022
Title Environmental education for schools This policy supports effective environmental education programs in NSW public schools, provides guidelines on managing school resources in accordance with ecological sustainability and is a starting point for addressing global environmental issues.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 12/08/2020
Title Evaluation This evaluation policy provides direction for the evaluation of programs, projects, strategies, policies and initiatives across the Department of Education to improve education and training outcomes for children and students, promote strong, inclusive, active communities and support the effective, efficient and appropriate use of resources.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 18/11/2021
Title Ex-gratia payments This policy has been rescinded since 05/03/2018
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 05/03/2018
Title Excursions Directions for planning and managing excursions, including incursions and other variations of routine
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 16/10/2023
Title Exemption from school procedures Direction and guidance on exemptions from the requirement for a child to attend or enrol in public schools.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement School attendance
Publication date 15/03/2024
Title Expectations for digital communication procedure Direction and guidance on the department’s expectations on managing work-related communication and digital technologies outside of school operating hours. Limiting non-emergency communication intrusions sent to employees in their personal downtime helps protect against burnout and support a healthy work-life balance.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 21/03/2024
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F

Title
Document type
Policy statement
Publication date
Title Financial management Direction and guidance on the department’s financial management requirements.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 20/06/2024
Title Financial management (schools) procedures Staff only Direction and guidance on financial management in NSW Government schools.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Financial management
Publication date 20/06/2024
Title Fraud and corruption control Sets standards and provides guidance on minimising opportunities for fraud and corruption within the department.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 26/07/2022
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H

Title
Document type
Policy statement
Publication date
Title Head teacher eligibility requirements This policy outlines the relevant academic qualifications teachers and head teachers must meet when applying for an advertised head teacher position in high or central schools.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 30/04/2020
Title Health support planning and student safety Direction and guidance on establishing and maintaining a whole-school approach to supporting the health and wellbeing of students, including students with specific health support needs.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 21/06/2024
Title Healthy eating Direction and guidance on providing environments that support and model healthy eating options for students and school communities. These procedures support students, staff and visitors to make healthier choices by promoting, and increasing access to, affordable and nutritious food and drinks.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 21/06/2024
Title High potential and gifted education Guidance on implementing effective learning and teaching practices to develop the talent of high potential and gifted students.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 21/02/2022
Title Homework This policy statement sets out requirements for schools in relation to the development of homework policies. The implementation section includes purposes and principles, main types of homework and expectations for parents and caregivers, teachers and students.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 10/10/2022
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I

Title
Document type
Policy statement
Publication date
Title Incident notification and response This policy sets out the obligations of all department employees to respond to an incident, promptly notify relevant managers through the required channels and arrange appropriate support.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 13/09/2019
Title Inclusive education for students with disability Direction and guidance on supporting the inclusion of students with disability in NSW public schools.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 14/03/2024
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J

Title
Document type
Policy statement
Publication date
Title Joint funding of capital works in schools This policy was consolidated with the Asset management policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 13/05/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 13/05/2024
Title Joint use of school facilities and land This policy was consolidated with the Sharing of School Facilities policy on 1/10/21.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 01/10/2021
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L

Title
Document type
Policy statement
Publication date
Title Legislative compliance Direction on managing legislative compliance to ensure the department meets requirements in key legislation.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 27/07/2021
Title Library Direction and guidance on how the department plans and resources school libraries to align with and enable Our Plan for NSW Public Education.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 19/06/2024
Title Library procedures Direction and guidance to help schools comply with the department’s Library policy.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Library
Publication date 19/06/2024
Title Literacy K-12 Describes the objectives for ability, skills and competence of students, incorporating specific teaching practices and programs; and requirements for evaluation of effectiveness and responsibilities for K-12 teachers in reporting to parents, caregivers and communities.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 10/10/2022
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M

Title
Document type
Policy statement
Publication date
Title Maintenance and callout procedures Direction and guidance on raising asset-related matters or logging maintenance and repair callouts for school facilities and equipment.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Asset management
Publication date 13/05/2024
Title Management of conduct and performance This policy addresses the management of misconduct and unsatisfactory performance for department employees.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 21/05/2024
Title Media relations This policy has been developed to provide department employees with guidance as they engage with journalists and the media.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 08/03/2023
Title Mentoring students This policy sets out the requirements for implementing student mentoring programs in NSW public schools.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 21/05/2020
Title Mobile telecommunications facilities This policy was consolidated with the Sharing of School Facilities policy on 1/10/21.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 01/10/2020
Title Motor vehicle This policy was consolidated with the Business services policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 25/06/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 25/06/2024
Title Motor vehicle procedure Staff only Direction and guidance on acquiring, using and managing NSW Government motor vehicles.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Business services
Publication date 25/06/2024
Title Multicultural education Direction and guidance on meeting the educational needs of all students in NSW public schools, including students from culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse backgrounds, and preparing them for effective participation in Australian life.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 09/05/2024
Title Multicultural education procedures Direction and guidance on building equity and cultural inclusion in NSW public schools through the provision of equitable educational opportunities for students from culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse backgrounds, and preparing all students with the skills and knowledge needed to live and work effectively in Australian society.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Multicultural education
Publication date 09/05/2024
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N

Title
Document type
Policy statement
Publication date
Title Naming of NSW Government schools Categories and steps for establishing the name or changing the name of a government school. Naming or renaming of government schools requires Ministerial approval.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 12/07/2021
Title Numeracy K-12 Describes the role of teachers in developing students' numeracy skills to support specific numeracy demands across key learning areas; and outlines the assessment and reporting to guide numeracy programs and provide information to parents, caregivers and communities.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 10/10/2022
Title Nutrition in schools This policy was consolidated into the Student health and wellbeing policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 21/06/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 21/06/2024
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O

Title
Document type
Policy statement
Publication date
Title Online communication services: acceptable usage for school students This policy has been rescinded since 27/01/2020
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 06/12/2019
Title Other activities of a religious nature in schools Direction and guidance to schools and providers on delivering general religious education and voluntary student activities of a religious nature in schools.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 10/05/2024
Title Out of home care in government schools This policy was consolidated with the Child protection – responding to and reporting students at risk of harm policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 09/05/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 09/05/2024
Title Overseas students and visitors This policy was consolidated with the Business services policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 25/06/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 25/06/2024
Title Overseas students, visitors and partnerships Direction and guidance on enrolling overseas students, hosting visitors from overseas and forming international partnerships.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Business services
Publication date 25/06/2024
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P

Title
Document type
Policy statement
Publication date
Title Performance management and development Performance management and development provides a framework to value our staff, provides a working environment that acknowledges their contribution and builds capacity to ensure organisational effectiveness.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 30/09/2022
Title Personalised learning and support procedures Direction and guidance on supporting the inclusion of students with disability in NSW public schools.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 14/03/2024
Title Policy governance Staff only Charter setting out the authority, accountability and responsibilities of support services staff to ensure that operational policies support the department s vision, purpose and objectives. All operational policies are required to be in the Policy Library.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 05/09/2023
Title Policy governance procedures Staff only A procedure document for the Policy Governance charter. Direction and guidance for support services staff to ensure a coordinated, user-centric approach to developing and maintaining operational policies.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Policy governance Staff only
Publication date 05/09/2023
Title Preschool class fees in government schools This policy applies to all NSW Government preschool classes. It outlines the general principles governing the fee processes, as well as information on collecting fees, fee relief and/or exemption.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 16/12/2022
Title Private and secondary employment Sets out the principles and provides direction and guidance on requirements for private and secondary employment approval for NSW Department of Education employees.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 20/10/2022
Title Procurement Staff only Direction and guidance on ensuring value for money when procuring goods, services and works to deliver education to the people of NSW.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 10/05/2024
Title Professional learning for teachers and school staff This policy was consolidated with the School excellence policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 14/05/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 14/05/2024
Title Professional learning for teachers and school staff Direction and guidance on supporting educational leaders to plan, implement and evaluate the impact of evidence-informed professional learning in pursuit of equity and school excellence.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement School excellence
Publication date 14/05/2024
Title Project proposals for various works on school sites Direction and guidance on requesting and approving project proposals for any type of works on school sites. This does not include proactive, planned and reactive maintenance and callouts. This procedure outlines an interim workflow solution to support staff using the new FMWeb 2.0 system, as some workflow elements will not be completed within FMWeb 2.0. Work is underway on a longer-term solution for the appropriate functionality of the Project Proposal section of the new FMWeb 2.0 system.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Asset management
Publication date 18/06/2024
Title Psychological tests This policy has been consolidated with Student Counselling Records and Psychological Tests
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 27/08/2021
Title Public interest disclosures Describes a system for disclosing suspected corruption, maladministration, serious and substantial waste, privacy breaches and government information contraventions.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 29/09/2023
Title Public interest disclosures procedures Directions and guidance on making and managing public interest disclosures (PIDs) – reports about suspected or possible serious wrongdoing in the public sector – and information about the protections provided to employees who report serious wrongdoing.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 29/09/2023
Title Purchasing and procurement procedures Staff only Direction and guidance on how to procure goods, services and works on behalf of the department in a manner that is consistent with the NSW Government Procurement Policy Framework.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Procurement Staff only
Publication date 10/05/2024
Title Purchasing card This policy was consolidated with the Financial management under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on20/06/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 20/06/2024
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Title
Document type
Policy statement
Publication date
Title Records management procedures Staff only Direction and guidance on the department's recordkeeping obligations under the State Records Act 1998.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Business services
Publication date 25/06/2024
Title Records management program This policy was consolidated with the Business services policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 25/06/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 25/06/2024
Title Religious education and special education in ethics Direction and guidance on matters relating to general religious education, special religious education and ethics education in schools.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 10/05/2024
Title Reporting school accidents This policy outlines the purpose of school accident reports and the responsibilities of principals and school staff in relation to the completion, storage and use of school accident reports and provision of information concerning accidents to parents and students.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 03/07/2023
Title Repurpose funds Staff only Direction and guidance on the process of re-purposing a budget underspend or overspend.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Financial management
Publication date 20/06/2024
Title Responding to planning notifications Direction and guidance on what actions to take when receiving planning notifications from local councils and the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure for nearby properties or premises.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Asset management
Publication date 13/05/2024
Title Restrictive practices reduction and elimination This policy/framework is not in force. The department is reviewing this policy/ framework as part of a broader review of its approach to restrictive practices.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 22/06/2023
Title Road safety education, driver education and training This policy is designed to support effective road safety education programs in NSW public schools K-12. It also assists schools to plan effective driver education for students in Years 9 and 10 and Stage 6 Life Ready.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 21/07/2020
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Title
Document type
Policy statement
Publication date
Title School attendance Direction and guidance on the requirements for attendance in NSW public schools.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 15/03/2024
Title School behaviour support and management plan Direction and guidance on developing, implementing and reviewing the School behaviour support and management plan. Where further support is required, an expanded version is available in the resources section below.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Student behaviour
Publication date 21/02/2024
Title School counselling service professional practice framework Members of the school counselling service are required to be certified against the Professional Practice Framework and maintain this certification.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 10/02/2022
Title School excellence Direction for schools on school planning, ongoing self-assessment, annual reporting and external validation.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 14/05/2024
Title School excellence and external validation procedures Direction and guidance on implementing the School excellence policy as schools move through the School Excellence cycle.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement School excellence
Publication date 14/05/2024
Title School leadership Direction and guidance on the development and roles of school leaders and the NSW Public School Leadership and Management Credential.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 17/10/2022
Title School uniform This policy was consolidated with the Student health and wellbeing policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 21/06/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 21/06/2024
Title Selective high school and opportunity class placement This policy was consolidated with the Enrolment of students in NSW Government schools policy on 15/3/24 under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 15/03/2024
Title Selective high schools and opportunity class placement procedures Direction and guidance on requirements and criteria for student placement in NSW Government opportunity classes, selective high schools and agricultural high schools. Information on the criteria for entry and the selection processes for high potential and gifted students.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 15/03/2024
Title Sharing of school facilities Direction and guidance for staff who make decisions about sharing school facilities with third parties and organisations.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 15/03/2024
Title Sharing of school facilities procedures Direction and guidance on assessing applications from the community, not-for-profit entities and commercial organisations to use school facilities.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 15/03/2024
Title Social media Direction and guidance on the department’s standards for employee use of social media in connection with their role, when engaging in personal use and for managing department accounts (including schools).
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 10/05/2024
Title Social media procedures Direction and guidance on the department’s standards for employee use of social media in connection with their role, and when engaging in personal use.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Social media
Publication date 10/05/2024
Title Special education in ethics This policy was consolidated with the Special religious education and special education in ethics policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 10/05/2024
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 10/05/2024
Title Special religious education and special education in ethics procedures Direction and guidance to schools and approved providers on delivering special religious education and special education in ethics.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 10/05/2024
Title Sponsorship This policy was consolidated with the Commercial Arrangements, Sponsorship and Donations policy on 1/10/21.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 01/10/2021
Title Sport and physical activity This policy was consolidated with the Student health and wellbeing policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 21/06/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 21/06/2024
Title Sport and physical activity Direction and guidance on planning and delivering the mandatory 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous sport and physical activity for students.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 21/06/2024
Title Staff complaint procedures Staff only Direction and guidance for employees in schools and education support offices about raising workplace concerns and addressing concerns about decisions, policies, procedures or processes. Additionally, these procedures guide employees in addressing the types of concerns not managed under these procedures and the support available to staff in raising and addressing workplace concerns.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Complaints handling
Publication date 14/05/2024
Title Student attendance in NSW public schools procedures Direction and guidance to help school staff satisfy their obligations under the School attendance policy.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement School attendance
Publication date 15/03/2024
Title Student behaviour Direction and guidance on supporting and managing safe, responsible and respectful student behaviour in NSW public schools.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 30/01/2024
Title Student bring your own device policy (BYOD) This policy has been rescinded since 27/01/2020.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 06/12/2019
Title Student counselling records and psychological tests This policy was consolidated with the Student health and wellbeing policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 21/06/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 21/06/2024
Title Student counselling records and psychological tests Staff only Direction and guidance on securely managing, accessing and storing student counselling records and using psychological tests in schools. Student counselling records are confidential department records of significant psychological interventions with individual students. The NSW school counselling service contributes to student mental health and wellbeing in NSW public schools by providing psychological assessment, counselling and intervention services.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 21/06/2024
Title Student health and wellbeing Direction and guidance for schools on implementing strategies, practices and systems to support all students’ health and wellbeing needs. This policy supports schools to provide an environment in which the health and wellbeing of students is promoted and nurtured.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 21/06/2024
Title Student use of mobile phones in schools Direction and guidance on the safe and responsible use of mobile phones for students in NSW public schools.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 09/10/2023
Title Student use of mobile phones in schools procedures Direction and guidance on the safe, responsible and respectful use of mobile phones for students in NSW public schools.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 09/10/2023
Title Student welfare This policy was consolidated with the Student health and wellbeing policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 21/06/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 21/06/2024
Title Suicide postvention Staff only Direction and guidance on allowing schools to implement a postvention response based on current best practice and to minimise risk of further suicides occurring (suicide contagion).
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 21/06/2024
Title Supporting students in statutory out-of-home care Direction and guidance on the personalised learning and support planning for children and young people in statutory out-of-home care (OOHC) who are enrolled or enrolling in public schools, including preschools.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 09/05/2024
Title Surplus land sale to non-government schools policy This policy has been rescinded since 28/10/2020.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 29/10/2020
Title Suspension and expulsion procedures Direction and guidance on the requirements for the suspension and expulsion of students in NSW public schools.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Student behaviour
Publication date 29/05/2024
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Title Technology in schools Direction and guidance for schools to implement information, communication and digital technologies to enable a connected, informed and empowered learning experience and support streamlined administration processes.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 14/03/2024
Title Technology in schools procedures Direction and guidance for school staff to safely use information, communication and digital technologies to enable a connected, informed and empowered learning experience and support streamlined administration processes.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Technology in schools
Publication date 24/06/2024
Title Travel on official business Staff only Direction and guidance on requirements for all department staff who need to travel on official business including travel planning, requests, approvals and booking. Spending on travel on official business must be sustainable, transparent and achieve value for money.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Business services
Publication date 25/06/2024
Title Travel on official business This policy was consolidated with the Business services policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 25/06/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 25/06/2024
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Title Uniforms at school Direction and guidance on determining and meeting school uniform requirements.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 21/06/2024
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Policy statement
Publication date
Title Values in NSW public schools This policy sets out the NSW approach to values and values education in public schools.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 29/07/2020
Title Vendor invoice payment terms This policy was consolidated with the Financial management policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 20/06/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 20/06/2024
Title Vendor payment Direction and guidance on processing payments to suppliers of NSW public schools and education support offices.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Financial management
Publication date 20/06/2024
Title Voluntary school contribution This policy was consolidated with the Financial management policy under the 2023 Policy and procedure review program on 20/06/2024.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 20/06/2024
Title Voluntary school contribution Direction and guidance on the criteria for schools to request voluntary school contributions that may be made by parents and carers to enhance educational programs.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Financial management
Publication date 20/06/2024
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Title Work health and safety (WHS) Work health and safety requirements including the department's commitment to the health and safety of everyone in its workplaces.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 28/10/2019
Title Workforce diversity The Workforce Diversity Policy is a commitment by the department to create a workplace that is fair and inclusive and build a workforce which better reflects the diversity of our students, parents and the NSW community.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 19/02/2024
Title Working with children check The Working with Children Check - WWCC - is a screening mechanism to prevent certain persons from engaging in child-related work.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 30/08/2023
Title Workplace learning for secondary students in NSW public schools Direction and guidance on organising, running and reporting on workplace learning programs to help students contextualise their learning and achieve significant curriculum outcomes.
Document typePolicy statement
Policy statement -
Publication date 09/05/2024
Title Workplace learning for secondary students in NSW public schools procedures Direction and guidance on organising, running and reporting workplace on learning programs to help students contextualise their learning and achieve significant curriculum outcomes.
Document typePolicy procedure
Publication date 09/05/2024
Title Workplace sexual harassment prevention and response Direction and guidance on the department’s commitment to ensuring that our workplaces are free from sexual harassment, where everyone is treated with courtesy, dignity and respect. These standards clarify what sexual harassment is, how it manifests in workplaces, what support is available, the process for dealing with it, and the role and obligation all workers play in preventing it. Note that sexual assault, which is a criminal offence, can also be considered a form of sexual harassment. Therefore, where this guidance refers to sexual harassment, the guidance also applies in the same way to a sexual assault. The department supports the right of all employees, volunteers and contractors who have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment and/or assault to raise their concerns, have their concerns addressed and to feel safe at work.
Document typePolicy procedure
Policy statement Code of conduct
Publication date 19/03/2024
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