Last reviewed on 20 October 2021
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Whilst you decide the scope and format of a health and safety report, it's up to your school leaders to put the report together. Suggest they download and use our template to help keep you informed.

You should receive regular reports

Most governing boards receive an annual audit report on health and safety. However, it's good practice for the committee or link governors responsible for health and safety to update termly on any problems or changes in the school. 

Only having an annual report wouldn't necessarily keep the board informed regularly enough of any issues in the school, especially if there are particular problems that need addressing.

Our associate education expert Vicky Redding, explained this to us. 

Find out more about the role of a link governor for health and safety in our other article.

You decide the scope and format of the report 

Your executive leaders need to provide the governing board with the information it needs to do its job well.

This means you need to discuss the scope and format of the report with your leaders. 

This is explained on page 28 of the Governance Handbook.

Your leaders can adapt our