The site is organised into policy topics, which outline the board’s responsibilities and are based on the Ministry’s National Administration Guidelines. Below each top-level topic are supporting policies and procedures, which are generally the responsibility of the principal, senior leadership, and other staff. The site is designed to be a ‘single source of truth’, eliminating the need for paper manuals that are more time- and labour-intensive to keep up to date.
When do we review our policies and procedures?
By law, the school must review our policies and procedures at regular intervals. The 3-year review schedule on our SchoolDocs site indicates when these reviews will happen.
Some reviews are done by the board (B), but the majority are reviewed by both the board and staff (B–S), or the whole school community (board, staff, and parents B–S–P). note: Those with access to the site can offer general feedback at any time, using the Send Feedback button on each topic. (The feedback goes to the principal.)
When a topic is up for review, we can consider both the content of the policy and how it’s been implemented at the school.
The SchoolDocs module allows reviewers to rate content and its implementation 1–5 stars, and offer comments on both.