Discovery Multi Academy Trust


The Discovery MAT Trustees are going through a systematic review of policies. This will ensure that all statutory policies are up to date and reflect the current structure of the Trust. Some of the policies on our academies' websites were implemented when the Discovery MAT schools were maintained schools.  During the interim period all currently agreed policies, guidance, protocols and procedures will be followed and any reference in current documents to Plymouth City Council or the Local Authority will be taken to apply to the Discovery MAT.


The policies listed below were determined centrally and detail MAT-wide practices. 

Education & Pupil Welfare Policies
Complaints and Concerns 
Financial Policies
Health and Safety Policies
Human Resources Policies
Safeguarding Policies
The following policies are available on request from Discovery MAT's central office. Please email for further details. 
  • Risk Management Strategy
  • Business Continuity Plans
  • Security Policy
  • Academy Closure Protocol
  • Managing Attendance Policy
  • Social Media Policy 
  • Visiting Speakers' Policy
  • Alcohol, Substance and Smoking Policy
  • Allegations of Abuse Against Teachers & Other Staff Policy
  • Anti Bullying and Harassment Policy
  • Equality and Diversity Policy
  • Leave of Absence Policy
  • Marking Policy
  • Parental Leave Policy
  • Probation Policy for Support Staff
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Professional Development Scheme
  • Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Policy
  • Attendance Policy
  • Charges and Remissions Policy
  • DBS Information Handling Policy
  • Discretions Policy (pensions)
  • Freedom of Information and Data Protection Policy
  • Managing Attendance Policy
  • Staff Code of Conduct
  • Staff Dress Code
  • Visiting Speakers' Policy 
  • Credit Card Policy
  • Staff Expenses Policy
  • Induction Policy for New Academies
  • Governance Protocol and Code of Conduct