This book offers guidance on the management of safe practice in the primary school. It focuses on key aspects of teachers’ responsibilities and selected areas of curriculum provision in the primary school. The purpose is to provide teachers with background knowledge and guidance on safe practice across a range of curriculum areas considered to involve higher levels of risk. It is not a definitive statement of the law nor is it a legal interpretation of any regulations of Act. It offers a selective overview of the responsibilities of teachers and an interpretation of the main legislation and statutory requirements to help teachers approach their daily work with confidence and competence, rather than excessive caution and fear. The discussion offers background information that will help teachers interpret general principles intelligently. Various chapters draw on research evidence, recognised regular and approved practice and the many lessons that can be learned from the accumulated research, experience and wisdom of colleagues.