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Tree Risk Management (NS)
Schools, like all landowners, have a legal 'duty of care' to ensure that users and neighbours of their land are reasonably safe. Schools, as a place of work, must also ensure that risks to employees and contractors are reduced as far as is 'reasonably practicable'.

If an accident happens, a tree owner would need to demonstrate that they have taken reasonable and effective steps to identify trees which could place people or property at risk, and have managed those risks accordingly.

North Somerset Council’s adopted Tree Risk Management Plan is a robust and defendable system of tree risk management operated by trained and experienced tree risk managers, and this contract will mean that a school is included within it.

The Plan implements the National Tree Safety Group guidance ‘Common Sense Risk Management of Trees’, published in December 2011 . The Plan also adopts the Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) methodology to assess the risk of harm from trees.

The council’s tree risk management plan operates continually and includes a risk survey of your school’s tree population every four years. The school will then receive a report detailing remedial tree work that is needed to be carried out at the school’s cost.

By being within the council’s own Tree Risk Management Plan, and by carrying out recommended remedial tree work the school will be able to demonstrate it has met its duty of care in respect of trees.
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Training & Events

19 Mar
Primary science conference: Developing the Young Scientist
Keynote "Getting the balance right": Ed Walsh, STEM Learning Plus a range of workshops and plenary sessions delivered by science teachers, leaders, STEM Learning facilitators and Primary Science Teaching Trust Fellows. For full details, please see flyer downloadable from the right hand side of this page.
19 Mar
Introduction to Child Protection
The aims of this course are: - To provide an introductory level of knowledge and understanding about child abuse - To provide a local and national perspective, and to know what to do if you suspect that a child is being abused. By the end of the course participants will: - Understand the different types of child abuse and the ways that they can affect children - Have a basic understanding of the way that key agencies work to protect children - Have a clear understanding of the Somerset child protection procedures - Have an opportunity to develop better inter-agency working partnerships and consider the unique responsibility that each has in the protection of children - Have an understanding of their own professional responsibility in relation to child protection.
19 Mar
Paediatric First Aid
This course equips you with essential skills and knowledge to deal with first aid accidents and emergencies for children in your care. This provider is on the Somerset approved training providers list and the course meets the EYFS requirements
19 Mar
F.F.T. Aspire Governors Dashboard Training for Primary schools
This two-hour overview of the FFT School Dashboard for Governors and School Leaders provides a range of information in a clear and meaningful way to help governors monitor the performance of their school, enabling them to support and challenge their school leadership.
20 Mar
Spelling Detectives
How well does it work? This intervention which was first implemented in schools during 2014/15. The data we have is limited at the moment but on average pupils make double the rate of normal progress whilst receiving the intervention.
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