The LGSS Health, Safety and Wellbeing Team provides an integrated support service offering free advice and guidance to maintained schools for Northamptonshire County Council. It is primarily provided for schools where the County Council is the employer but where this is not the case, schools are welcome to use the information as an example of good practice.
At present, only academies need to enter into a service level agreement with us to receive a service, details of which are provided below in "Becoming an academy".
General guidance and information
Schools are advised to use the following information as an on-line reference library and avoid printing off documents to ensure that current information is being accessed.
- A - Z guidance and procedures
A wide range of information that is applicable to schools.
- Accidents and incidents
Information on the recording and reporting of accidents and incidents including "Critical incidents" and the separate arrangements for school pupils.
- Becoming an academy
Information for Academies and those schools in the process of converting to academy status, including a link to the 2013-14 Service Level Agreement for Health, Safety and Wellbeing.
- Schools Health and Safety Forum
General information about the forum and minutes of the meetings.
Information about health and safety training courses is provided under "Useful Links".
For further information on health and safety issues in schools please contact the Health and Safety Team on: Health&Safety@northamptonshire.gov.uk