Health and safety

First aid and medical care

7 articles

Health and safety of pupils and staff

5 articles
  • Infectious illness and attendance: guidance and parent factsheet
    Be clear on the guidance for specific infectious diseases and understand when a pupil should be absent from school. Share our factsheet with parents and carers so they know how long their child should be away from school.
  • Managing late collection of pupils
    Get expert advice on what to do if parents don't collect their children from school on time or fail to collect them. See examples of school policies on late or non-collection.
  • Schools' duty of care to pupils
    Find out about your school's duty of care to pupils, when you might be held liable for an injury and how to minimise the risk of this happening.

Incident planning and response

7 articles
  • Accident recording and reporting: requirements and guidance
    Get to grips with the statutory requirements for recording and reporting accidents and incidents on your school site, including the additional rules for early years settings and special schools.
  • Emergency school closures: guidance
    Understand when you can close your school in an emergency. Find out how and when to contact your local authority and parents, and how to request an Ofsted inspection deferral due to emergency closure.
  • Fire drills: guidance
    Understand best practice around running fire drills, and see examples of fire drill and evacuation information from a school and a local authority.

School premises: health and safety

6 articles

Transport and visits: health and safety

1 articles