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The board of trustees may delegate certain tasks to the principal to undertake. However the board is still accountable. Find out more here.

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Employment policies set the direction for the board, principal and school. Find out more about these here.

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Employer Role- Roles and Responsibilities


One of the most important roles for the board of trustees is that of the legal employer of all school staff. Find out more here.

Health and Safety

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An introduction to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and what this means for boards of trustees.

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The board of trustees as the PCBU, is responsible for creating a safety-conscious culture. This requires the board to have visible leadership and consistent messaging, along with policies and processes to ensure a safe environment for all.

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The HSWA has a strong focus on worker engagement and participation, recognising that this is essential to fostering a safety-conscious culture. The HSWA sets out these overarching duties of the board as the PCBU.

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As part of creating a healthy and safe environment, it is important that the board has good systems and processes in place for hazard and risk management. In this module, you will also learn about the difference between a hazard and risk as well as what is meant be 'reasonably practicable'.

Cyber Security

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Cybersecurity is the protection of computer systems from the theft or damage to the hardware, software or the information on them. It is also the disruption or misdirection of services.

In this module, you will learn what this can be, who is being attacked, who is doing the attacks, and some of the reasons why they occur. 

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In this module, we look at the 5 principles to help us understand and manage cybersecurity risk. 

By understanding your exposure, you can add to your risk management processes, know what you can expect from your school's management team and be able to better manage the risk. 

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Now you know the cybersecurity risks your school is exposed to, how do you manage them?

Cybersecurity is a relatively new challenge for schools. It’s important that staff, students and parents are educated to reduce the risks.

In this module, we’ll look at how to identify your school community’s education needs, and how to implement a successful cybersecurity education programme.

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In this module, we will look at ways to keep your organisation operating when a disaster of one form or other strikes.

We will look at Business Continuity, Incident Response, & Disaster Recovery

By planning in advance, we can reduce the risk when things go wrong.

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Cyber security is more than an IT issue – a cyber incident can have serious wide-ranging consequences for your school and community.

This module is a brief overview of the basic steps which are outlined in our other Cyber Security modules.

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