The aim of the Governing Body is to provide a safe and healthy working and learning environment for staff, pupils and visitors. The Governing Body accepts that it has a responsibility to take all reasonably practicable steps to secure the health of pupils, staff and others using the school premises or participating in school-sponsored activities.
The Governing Body believes that the prevention of incidents, accidents, injury or loss is essential to the efficient operation of the school and is part of the good education of its pupils.
The Governing Body will take all reasonable steps to identify hazards and reduce the risks from them to a minimum. All staff and pupils must appreciate, however, that their own safety and that of others also depends on their individual conduct and vigilance while on the school premises or while taking part in school-sponsored activities.
Whenever required, the Governing Body, Headteacher and other staff seek advice from the LA, the Council’s corporate occupational health and safety service or other competent persons to ensure that the most current and relevant information is used in carrying out this policy.
For the Health & Safety Policy and other relevant policies, go to the Policies section of the website.