All schools must have clear, concise policies and procedures. This is to ensure that governors, staff, children and parents involved in the school are able to work to the same comprehensible set of rules and guidelines. Policies are intended to provide a framework that ensures consistent principles are applied to practice across a school. Every policy and procedure will outline its aims, purpose and the responsibilities staff will have. Policies can also provide prospective employees, governors and parents of prospective pupils with valuable information.