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  • Coronavirus: how to scrutinise your health and safety measures UpdatedGet the tools you need to scrutinise your school's latest risk assessment. Know how to monitor health and safety arrangements, so you can be assured that your school is taking appropriate measures to keep everyone safe as coronavirus restrictions ease.
  • Governing board's role in health and safety As a governing board, you have the responsibility for overseeing health and safety in your school. Learn more about what responsibilities you have and how to effectively delegate those duties.
  • Health and safety - governors' role Read our 1-page summary of your duties in relation to health and safety. Download a copy to share with your colleagues.
  • Health and safety questions to ask Read our suggestions of questions to ask the senior leaders responsible for health and safety while on a link governor visit. You can also see examples of what to look for in their answers.
  • Health and safety: report to governors Find out what information other governing boards receive in reports on health and safety, to get an idea of what should be in reports you receive. Most governing boards receive an annual audit report, as we explain below.
  • Risk assessments for schools: templates Are there examples of risk assessment templates? We look at risk assessment templates from the Health and Safety Executive and 2 LAs. We also relay advice on employers' responsibilities in relation to risk assessment and management, and link to further guidance on health and safety.
  • School governors' personal liability Although there are possible circumstances when you could be held personally liable as an individual governor, this is unlikely if you act honestly, reasonably and in good faith. Read on to find out more about governors' personal liability and whether you need liability insurance.
  • School reopening guidance for March 2021: how to respond Your school will welcome all pupils back to the classroom from 8 March. As chair, be clear what your responsibilities are in making sure your school can reopen safely.
  • Severe weather: deciding to close the school Clarify who makes the decision to close the school, and learn what your school's priorities should be when bad weather hits.
  • Statutory and mandatory risk assessments In this article, you will find a list of risk assessments that schools must hold.