The employer or, in the case of independent schools, the proprietor, is accountable for the health and safety of school staff and pupils.
The day-to-day running of the school is usually delegated to the headteacher and the school management team. In most cases, they are responsible for ensuring that risks are managed effectively.
Guidance for promotion of safety in education and play
- Health and safety: responsibilities and duties for schools.
- Children's play and leisure: promoting a balanced approach.
- Risk management: Health and Safety checklist for teaching and support staff in classrooms.
'Safe Practice: in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity' is published every four years, this resource is the essential reference and developmental tool that offers up-to-date advice across PESSPA, to help teachers, coaches and school governors protect their students and themselves from potential risks across both the curriculum and extra-curricular activities. See link below: