It is never easy running a safe, orderly school when it is full of young people. Even with the best behaved group of children there is always the potential for accidents. This is a practical and easy-to-understand guide to help headteachers and their staff deal with issues of everyday safety that so often worry those who work in schools. It provides a straightforward introduction to a risk assessment-based approach to safety, but acknowledges that things still do sometimes go wrong, and shows how to deal with a variety of emergencies.
This book is written with day-to-day school management in mind and will greatly assist in the business of running a school safely. It includes sections on assessing risk, developing and implementing a school safety plan, dealing with emergencies safely and the School Health and Safety Manual. The book also includes twenty-six photocopiable safety checklists to help schools develop their risk assessment procedures and systems for dealing with incidents. There is also a list of helpful organisations and useful books and resources. This is an essential buy for every secondary school concerned that their children are safe whilst allowing them to develop to their full potential.