Last reviewed on 25 September 2023
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Academies Free schools Independent schools Pupil referral units Non-maintained special schools

Download and adapt our model first aid policy to suit the context of your school or trust. See examples of first aid policies from primary, secondary and special schools, and from multi-academy trusts.

Download our model policy

Approved by Forbes Solicitors, this model document is designed for you to adapt to suit your trust's context. 

How to set this policy

We’ve designed this policy so you can adopt and set it at trust level, which will mean all your schools following the same procedures for first aid, record keeping and reporting. However, you may find it easier if appendices 1 and 2 are completed at academy level, as they require individuals at each school to be named. 

You're allowed to delegate the setting of procedures to your schools. If you do, they'll need to amend the relevant sections as necessary (we’ve noted where in the policy this may be the case).

Remember that you’re still responsible as the employer for making sure these procedures meet statutory requirements.

It's a statutory requirement for academy trusts to