1 February 2012
The Education Act 2011 extends the power of headteachers and authorised staff to search without permission for any item banned by the school rules.
Academies and Free Schools wishing to make use of the extended power to search must draw up the relevant school rules following consultation with staff, parents and pupils. You must bring the policy to the attention of staff, pupils and parents at least once per year.
If you have any comments or questions on these draft regulations, please send them to Rahul Raghavan by 17 February 2012.
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