Last reviewed on 21 January 2022
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Get 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 comply with all the latest rules and guidance around COVID-19.

How to scrutinise a new or updated COVID-19 risk assessment

In response to the Department for Education's operational guidance, your school might ask the board to review its risk assessment. School leaders might also ask you to review their plan for the future reintroduction of local coronavirus measures. This is because the COVID-19 contingency framework advises schools to have an outbreak management plan that includes what they'll do if local restrictions return.

As a governing board, your job is to review the thoroughness of the planning and support your school leaders to solve any issues identified in the risk assessment – ask school leaders to highlight their areas of concern so you can focus