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.
'Throughout, the editor successfully treads the narrow path between being complacent and being alarmist ... she offers primary teachers comprehensive guidance on safe practice across a range of curriculum areas ... This book is a useful adjunct to safety advice from the DfEE.' - -The Times Educational Supplement
'... This book is a useful adjunct to safety advice from the DfEE ... headteachers and primary health and safety reps would be the better for putting its principles into practice.' - The Times Educational Supplment