Roles Of Legislation In Schools

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Legislations affect how schools work by ensuring that pupils, staff, parents, and visitors are safe in the school setting. The legislation in schools allows pupils and staff to be aware of their rights within the school setting. The legislations are put in place to ensure that children are in a safe environment to learn and continue learning. The legislation allows the school setting to run smoothly as the legislations are being adhered to by staff and pupils which helps keep the school setting calm. 4.3 Explain the roles of regulatory bodies relevant to the education sector which exist to monitor and enforce the legislative framework including: . General bodies, such as the Health and Safety Executive . School-specific regulatory bodies…show more content…
The school has overall responsibility for health and safety including different members of staff however the employer takes the full responsibility for the health and safety. In the event of a school trip, teachers must ensure that correct health and safety measures are adhered to always such as the amount of staff required to ensure children are safe on the trip. The employer takes full responsibility for the health and safety and the main duties are on them not the teachers or head teachers, teachers will only be responsible if they do not follow clear instructions and rules. The HSE specify that there should be a clear policy on what teachers and supporting staff are required to do in the case of an accident on the school premises. All staff should be aware of how to deal with accidents and spillages of liquids or dangerous substances, the school will have procedures set for the teachers and supporting staff to follow in case of an…show more content…
There are many school policies and procedures that are set within the school and is accessible to everyone. Some schools have the policies and procedures on the school website, in folders located in the staff room or headteachers office, on notice boards etc. The legislation is put in place to protect the staff, pupils, and visitors so the rules must be followed to keep the school setting a safe space for all children, young people, and adults. The legislation helps structure the school as there are rules to follow which allows the school setting to run
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