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Legal Liability and Due Diligence Training
Thu 20 October 2016, 09:00 – 12:00 BST
Exclusive and Free to Alliance Schools
If an on-site contractor was injured cutting down a tree on your site, would you be liable?
How many contractors do you use in a year? Are they competent? Do you know if they use sub-contractors? Are they competent?
If you buy in training (for example, for manual handling, or safe legal use of force with pupils) are the trainers competent? What if
the techniques taught led to injuries to pupils and/or staff? What would happen if a member of staff was injured during the training? Can staff who are pregnant attend this type of training, what about staff who are registered disabled?
It’s a minefield!!! (If you are walking across a minefield, do you need a risk assessment?!)
These examples and many others like them highlight the dilemma facing Head Teachers, School Business managers and Senior Managers every day as they try to operate their schools. The fact is, the legal accountability and liability rests with the Head Teacher and ignorance of the law is no defence. If Head Teachers think they are protected because the contractor or training company is used or recommended by the local authority this is not necessarily true. 'Preferred supplier' status is not a protection.
Can Head Teachers and schools protect themselves for these very real legal risks - YES.
This training addresses the legal liabilities and other risks facing Head Teachers and their schools today and provides information that Heads need to enable them to put in place measures to reduce or eliminate those risks. The course uses real examples to illustrate the pitfalls and suggests simple courses of action.
This training is unique as it is designed only for schools and school leaders and to address what they need to know right now. It is led by Trevor Kendrick – a National Leader of Governance working through Fairfields Teaching School Alliance