What are risk registers?
Risk registers are documents that allow a school's or trust's leadership – which includes the governing board – to plan for, track, and monitor key risks and risk controls for the whole school or trust.
Who needs one?
Risk registers are mandatory in academies, as set out in paragraph 2.35 of the Academy Trust Handbook
If you're in a multi-academy trust (MAT), there's no rule on whether you need school-level registers as well as, or instead of, a trust-level register. It's about what works for you as a trust.
Our associate education expert, Angela Browne, said her trust only has a trust-level register, which also includes any risks that only apply to 1 school. For example, there's a listed building on 1 school site, but the risks