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This popular book has been thoroughly updated for its fourth edition, and is even more directed towards the leadership demands on managers, both within the school and in its community setting.
Chapter 12: Managing Quality, Risk, Health and Safety
Managing Quality, Risk, Health and Safety
Teachers are under constant pressure to achieve more without any increase – and often with a reduction – in resources. The euphemistic term for this is ‘productivity’.
In such circumstances, considerations of quality, health and safety in particular can easily fall by the wayside. If they do, however, the result is almost invariably an increase in pressure on the school and, in extreme cases, severe disruption of school life with criminal penalties imposed on staff – especially senior staff – and heavy compensation payments to be made by the school. It is true that compensation claims may be met by insurers but there are often ‘excess’ clauses and insurers, whose business is to make money, ...