Health, safety and wellbeing in schools

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Advice for schools, illness and medical conditions, emergency planning, first aid, security.

  1. Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools

    How schools can buy, install and maintain an automated external defibrillator.

  2. Counselling in schools

    Guidance for schools about setting up and improving counselling services for pupils.

  3. Emergency asthma inhalers for use in schools

    Guidance for schools in England on using emergency inhalers.

  4. Emergency planning and response

    How schools and other educational settings should plan for and deal with emergencies, including severe weather and floods.

  5. Fire risk from school maintenance or building works

    Supporting schools to manage fire risks when undertaking construction or maintenance activities involving hot works such as roof repairs

  6. First aid in schools

    Guidance on first aid provision.

  7. Health and safety for school children

    Schools are responsible for your child's safety while they're at school or on a school trip

  8. Health and safety: advice for schools

    Departmental advice on health and safety covering activities that take place on or off school premises, including school trips.

  9. Illness and your child's education

    What happens if your child can't go to school for health reasons - responsibilities of the local council and school and how medical needs are handled at school

  10. Mental health and behaviour in schools

    How to identify and support pupils whose behaviour suggests they may have unmet mental health needs.

  11. Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing

    Guidance for head teachers and college principals on the 8 principles for promoting emotional health and wellbeing in schools and colleges.

  12. School security

    Guidance on access to, and barring of individuals from, school premises.

  13. Storing and disposing of hazardous chemicals in schools

    Practical advice for teachers, technicians and other staff who buy, store or dispose of hazardous chemicals.

  14. Supporting pupils with medical conditions at school

    Statutory guidance about the support that pupils with medical conditions should receive at school.

  15. The link between pupil health and wellbeing and attainment

    This briefing offers head teachers, governors and school staff a summary of the key evidence that highlights the link between health and wellbeing and educational attainment.

  16. Unregistered schools: Ofsted advice notes

    Advice notes from Sir Michael Wilshaw HMCI to the Secretary of State for Education on unregistered schools.