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This section provides information regarding whistleblowing and what the requirements are for schools and academies.

The DfE Whistleblowing procedure for schools states that governing bodies of maintained schools are responsible for agreeing and establishing the school's whistleblowing procedure which should be based on the Local Authority procedure. There is no requirement for an academy or a multi-academy trust to base their whistleblowing policy on the Local Authority's version but a model is offered as an appropriate process for adoption in academy settings. The model policy can be found below.

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