Compliance Matters 26 -Feb 2021
Welcome to the twenty-sixth edition of Compliance Matters - the UK's original eZine for health and safety compliance in the education sector. Although the rollout of the COVID vaccine offers hope to the UK, it's been a tough start to the year for education. Handsam continues to offer support and guidance on dealing with the pandemic.
In this issue, we have articles on how long you should keep school records for and how to dispose of them and how Brexit will change the way we deal with data protection. We look at the work of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and how schools can get involved with the Combined Cadet Force.
Are you eligible for a priority vaccination? Read our article on priority vaccinations for teachers who work with clinically extremely vulnerable children.
Marilyn Hawes gives us some insight into children witnessing domestic abuse. School operations expert Martin Cain shows us the protocols for ensuring effective governing body or trustee meetings. We have the second part of Dr. Chris Lowe's report on assaults on school staff and what you should be doing to ensure that you have a business continuity plan.
Are your gates compliant? Read our Gate Safe article and find out how you could win one of 20 free desk-based safety surveys. Looking for ways to sanitise your classroom? Read our article on Fogging in Schools.
Handsam wishes everyone a safe and happy half term.