Keeping children safe as a teacher, and how to claim accident at work compensation
As a teacher it is your number one job to keep the children in your care safe, with educating them coming up a close second. Obviously what a teacher is supposed to do is teach, but you also have to be aware that you are there to look after these children for the duration of the day, and that it is far better that they are kept safe and healthy than that they learn the lesson that you are trying to teach them that day.
After all, you get more chances to teach children what they need to know, but you only get one chance to keep them safe. Here are some tips on looking after children at school, and keeping them safe.
- Look out for them. Make sure that you always have an eye on your class and know what they are doing. Some classes will be more difficult to control than others, but as long as you know that your main goal is to watch out for your students at all times then you should be able to keep all of the children safe.
- Train them for tasks. Before you do any task in class, make sure that you have given adequate time to learn any health and safety issues and learn how to use the equipment correctly. If you don’t feel that students have made enough effort to learn how to do something, don’t let them do it.
- Give demonstrations. Students often find that it is easier to learn how to do something if it is demonstrated first, and there is no harm in taking a few extra minutes at the beginning of the class to do a demonstration. Perhaps work closely with one child for the demonstration, as kids are more likely to watch carefully if one of their own is taking part.
Injured in the workplace in Stockport looking-after a class of schoolchildren
You should be able to make a Stockport accident at work compensation claim if you are injured in the workplace in Stockport trying to protect your class against something that has gone wrong at school, particularly if this is the fault of the school itself.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience in the field of teachers getting injured in the workplace in Stockport, and can provide you with an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer to work with you on your claim and ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve.
Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and the team will be able to let you know whether you have a strong enough case for a successful claim and, if you do, get your claim started there and then.
Date Published: 15th September 2014
Author: David Brown