Litigation and alleged cases of educational malpractice are on the rise. Headteachers and governors are more aware of legal requirements, but this new book addresses the needs of teachers. The book introduces a framework for safe practice, then the 'high risk' subjects of Science, ICT, Design and Technology, and PE and outdoor activities in separate chapters. The implications for classroom practice of recent legal developments are examined, and three more chapters look at what can be expected in the process of litigation. Sound advice for those wishing to make schools safer, and useful guidance for those having to deal with the aftermath of a safety problem.

chapter |3 pages


part |1 pages

Part one

chapter 1|26 pages

Creating a framework for safe practice

chapter 2|10 pages

Policy and paperwork

chapter 3|14 pages

Risk assessment and the management of risk

part |1 pages

Part two

chapter 4|18 pages

Safety in design and technology

chapter 6|17 pages

Physical education

chapter 7|18 pages

Safety issues in science

chapter 9|5 pages

Organisations and resources