Road Safety

Governors discuss the legal issues raised by a busy local road Useful information, advice and discussion especially for governors.

A panel of school governors discuss their legal responsibilities in relation to a series of events in a hypothetical school. After watching a series of reconstructions their job is to debate just where the duties of the school governors lie. Governor expert Paul McGann provides advice and guidance along the way.

The programme will be of value to school governors keen on understanding more about their role and how to act in the best interests of their school.

This week the team are faced with the task of solving the problem of the school’s location next to a busy road. They discuss their responsibilities for the pupils’ health and safety out of school grounds and out of school hours. The debate also raises issues such as the school’s relationship with the Local Education Authority, responsibility for disabled access to the school and how to handle inappropriate action by individual governors.

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