Health & Safety Policy

We recognise our responsibilities for the Health and Safety policy and will take all reasonably practicable steps to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions (on the school premises and during school-sponsored activities), equipment and systems of work for all our pupils, school personnel and visitors to the school.

We believe we can help prevent accidents and provide a safe and healthy working and learning environment only if everyone works together to adopt and use safe systems of work and identified good practices of health and safety. Everyone has a duty to take care of their own safety and that of others while on the school premises or during school-sponsored activities.
We believe the maintenance of a healthy and safe school is the shared responsibility of everyone in the school community.
We all have a responsibility to ensure equality permeates in to all aspects of school life and that everyone is treated equally irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We want everyone connected with this school to feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth.
We believe it is essential that this policy clearly identifies and outlines the roles and responsibilities of all those involved in the procedures and arrangements that is connected with this policy.


 ​To establish a safe and healthy working and learning environment for all pupils, school personnel and visitors.

 ​To encourage everyone to take responsibility for their own health and safety and that of others.

 ​​To ensure compliance with all relevant legislation connected to this policy.

 ​​To work with other schools and the local authority to share good practice in order to improve this policy.

 ​To provide training and up dated information.

 ​To establish safe operating systems within the school.

 ​To provide and maintain equipment.

Role of the H&S Committee:

work in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure all school personnel, pupils and parents are aware of and comply with this policy.

Ensure risk assessments:

Be vigilant and aware of possible risks by undertaking regular health and safety inspections of: 

Have in place: 

Role of School Personnel

School personnel will:

  • carry out their duties in accordance with the Safety Policy.
  • take reasonable care of themselves and others whilst at work.
  • co-operate with the Principal and Heads of School and others in school to comply with legislation.
  • attend appropriate training.
  • implement the school’s equalities policy and schemes.
  • report accidents, incidents, defects, damage to equipment and safety hazards to the Health and Safety Representative.
  • report and deal with all incidents of discrimination.
  • attend appropriate training sessions on equality.
  • report any concerns they have on any aspect of the school community.

Pupils are expected to:

  • follow the safety rules of the school and in particular the instructions of teaching staff given in an emergency.
  • use and not willfully misuse, neglect or interfere with things provided for their safety.
  • exercise personal responsibility for the safety of themselves and others.
  • observe standards of dress consistent with safety and or / or hygiene.
  • treat others, their work and equipment with respect.
  • support the school Code of Conduct and guidance necessary to ensure the smooth running of the school.
  • liaise with the school council.
  • take part in questionnaires and surveys.

Parents are expected to:

  • support the school in any health and safety matters reported to them on newsletters.
  • be aware of and comply with this policy.
  • be asked to take part periodic surveys conducted by the school.
  • support the school Code of Conduct and guidance necessary to ensure smooth running of the school
Visitors and People Working on Site

Visitors are expected to: 

  • take reasonable care of themselves and others while on the school premises.
  • co-operate with the safety rules and procedures of the school.
  • report defects or damage to equipment.
  • ensure compliance with risk management when working on the premises.
  • report all accidents and incidents.
Risk Assessments / Safe Operating Systems