Risk Assessment of a learning Environment.

It is the entitlement of all learners to access a broad and balanced curriculum
including the National Curriculum, as stated in the SEN and Disability Act 2001.

However, some pupils may at times pose a risk of harm   to   themselves   and/or

Each learning environment should assess the risks involved, then take effective measures
either to remove the hazard or reduce the risk.

The purpose of formulating a risk assessment is to ensure, as far as reasonably
practicable, a safe learning environment, where staff are appropriately trained.

What is a safe learning environment?
It is one in which…

• There is secure and safe access to movement around and exit
  from premises.
• There is a learning environment which is both emotionally and
  physically healthy.  
• There are arrangements for safe use, handling, storage and
  transport of equipment.
• There are arrangements for safe physical interventions with pupils.

Risk assessment is a careful examination of what could cause harm to people
so that decisions can be made about what is reasonably practicable to reduce
or prevent  

A Risk Assessment Procedure:
Establish the venues current Risk assessment and Health and Safety policy
Use the current policy as a check list
      •     Think   of   possible   hazards.     A   hazard   is anything that has the potential to
cause harm
      •     Decide who might be affected and how.
    •     Evaluate the level of risk and consider preventive measures.   Risk is the
likelihood of a       hazard causing harm.
      •     Discuss with school staff/parents/carers/and child as appropriate.
      •     Formulate into a written plan.
      •     Put measures into practice.
      •     Review and revise as necessary

“The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 does not require responsible bodies to
place employees or pupils at inappropriate risk if a health and safety...