When parents see their children off to school in the morning, the very last thing they would ever hope to experience would be receiving a phone call telling them that their child has been involved in an accident. If this was then traced to the actions of a negligent teacher, it would make the situation even worse. These are adults who are entrusted to look after some of the most vulnerable members of society, so there is absolutely no excuse for their charges coming to harm through a moment’s carelessness.
The types of injury that could occur are many and varied. A common source of accidents is when pupils are attending extra-curricular activities or school trips. On these occasions, children, especially if they are of primary school age, are liable to be excitable. They rely on their teachers to provide appropriate levels of care and attention when it comes to protecting them from distractions such as traffic. This is when a teacher should be most vigilant. Swimming pools are another example of an arena where children will be easily distracted as they splash around — a teacher cannot drop their level of observation for even a second in these scenarios.
How should schools protect their children?
There are health and safety laws that are intended to guarantee the safety of school children. A negligent teacher is a real worry for parents. When an incident does occur, they will be left wondering about occasions when their child might have been exposed to dangers in the past and whether or not the school will be doing everything it can to ensure that no other teachers are likely to display the same tendencies. Of course, teachers on the whole are wonderful with children and do everything they can to protect them, but if an accident happens because of a negligent teacher then there should be consequences.
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Date Published: May 11, 2015
Author: David Brown