Council fined after death of girl hit by falling tree. A council has been fined £280,000 after the death of a six-year-old girl who was hit by a falling tree in her school playground.
Ella Henderson was playing with friends at Gosforth Park First School in Newcastle upon Tyne on 25 September 2020 when a decaying willow tree collapsed.
Academy trust due diligence is a crucial process to undertake before a school joins a trust. When a school or academy wishes to join a multi academy trust both parties should undertake a process of due diligence. By undertaking due diligence, the trust will fully understand all of the risks, assets, liabilities and relevant information […]
Ensuring a safe return to schools is vital to the GB recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Like businesses, school dutyholders have an important role to play to ensure that the risks of coronavirus transmission are adequately controlled in line with government guidance. Alongside businesses in other sectors that are already being checked, the Health and […]
We are delighted to announce that our Principal Consultant, Mark Stouph, will be presenting at this year’s Business Manager & Office Support Conference 2020 hosted by Safeguarding First. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, restrictions and Government advice, Safeguarding First are running this year’s Business Manager & Office Support Conference 2020 as a virtual online […]
A nine-year old boy has died after becoming trapped underneath a locker at a school in Essex. Whilst the details are limited at this early stage in the investigation, it is believed that he fell from a locker during an after school event. Those with a responsibility for school safety should review their current arrangements. […]
Traffic Safety at Schools Bridgend County Borough Council has been fined for traffic safety failures following the death of one pupil and injury to another after the pair were involved in a collision with the school minibus. Following its investigation into the death of 15-year-old Ashley Talbot, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has urged […]
School Transport Safety The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has informed Bridgend County Borough Council that it will be prosecuted following a transport collision which lead to the death of a pupil at Maesteg Comprehensive School, on 10 December 2014. A 15 year old pupil at Maesteg Comprehensive was involved in a collision with a […]
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