Risk assessments

  • First aid in schools: risk assessments
    Read a summary of the guidance on what you should consider when assessing first aid needs, and see how different schools are carrying out their risk assessments in practice.
  • Prevent risk assessment
    As part of the Prevent duty, you need to assess the risk of pupils being drawn into terrorism. Use our template and advice to help you.
  • Pupils using mobility aids: template risk assessments
    Use and adapt our risk assessment templates to address potential hazards for pupils in wheelchairs or who use crutches. Be clear on the hazards you need to consider and see example risk assessments.
  • Risk management strategies for MATs
    Creating a risk management strategy can help you manage potential future challenges in your trust. Read this article to find out how to write your strategy, including sections on financial risk, as well as examples of strategies you can use when making your own document.
    For Trust Leaders
  • Risk register: template, guidance and examples
    Academies must have a risk register, but it's good practice for maintained schools to have one too. Download a template to save time, or use our expert tips to create your own. You'll also find examples from schools, and guidance on how to review yours.
  • Home visits: risk assessments
    Find examples of risk assessments from a school and local authorities to help you with writing your own assessment. Also, read guidance on how to reduce the risk of violence towards staff when out on visits.
  • Pregnant staff: risk assessments
    Be clear on your requirements around risk assessments for new and expectant mothers in your school, and see example templates from LAs. Know what to consider when taking pregnant staff on school trips.
  • Staff with medical conditions: guidance on assessing risks
    You don't need a separate risk assessment for staff with medical conditions. Find out how to take their needs into account when reviewing your existing risk assessments.
  • School trips: risk assessments
    Understand when you do and don't need to carry out a trip risk assessment, get help with what you need to include and see template examples.