A key aspect of our Trust is that each academy has a degree of autonomy and has its own ethos and values. Many policies are therefore academy policies and are specific to that organisation.

Some policies are Trust policies and all staff in the Trust must follow these. When they are updated, many will include input from each academy. These policies are listed below.

We use Pindigo Policypoint to manage policies across the Trust. Each academy’s own system has its own policies, plus all of the Trust policies. Click the button to access Policypoint.

Please note that this system has only recently been introduced and not all policies are on the system yet.

HR/staff policies


Leave of absence

Managing sickness absence

Safe working practice agreement (code of conduct)

Staff discipline

Staff grievance

Statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff


Finance-related policies

Annual motor declaration for staff owned vehicles


Best Value Statement

Cash management

Gifts and hospitality

Pay policy

Scheme of delegation (finance)

Staff expenses

Other policies

Child protection policies and procedures

Complaints procedure

Data protection

Educational visits

Freedom of Information

Safeguarding & welfare

Safer recruitment

Volunteer workers

Walking on school trips

Cirrus Primary Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 09642581.

Registered office address: Avenue Primary Academy, Avenue Road, Sutton SM2 6JE.