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Find examples of risk assessments to help manage stress in your school. See further resources from the Health and Safety Executive to support you when writing your own, and a step-by-step guide from a union to help you carry it out.

Examples from local authorities

Templates within a stress management policy

Parwich Primary School in Derbyshire uses a stress management policy published by its local authority (see “management of stress policy”). 

It contains an individual risk assessment template on pages 22 to 24, and a generic one on pages 25 to 31. 

Standalone risk assessment template 

Herefordshire Council’s stress risk assessment template covers areas such as: 

  • Responsibilities for line managers
  • The role of governors 
  • Stress among pupils  

Step-by-step guide from a union

The National Education Union (NEU) has published guidance on stress risk assessments, including: 

  • Why you should carry one out 
  • Who should be involved 
  • How to carry it out 

Example from a university

The University of Glasgow has a policy for managing stress in the workplace, which includes a risk assessment template. 

The risk assessment covers areas that may also apply in your school, including: 

Guidance and examples