Risk Assessment Criteria


Dear Colleagues.

The Side by Side Board have requested that we share with you the criteria used by the School Improvement team to risk assess all schools across the County.  Please find below a slide which illustrates the different strands of information that contribute to the overall risk assessment, which will also take into account discussions with Headteachers and Chairs of Governors where appropriate.

The annual risk assessment process takes places in the summer term and will result in a letter to all schools detailing the school’s Side by Side categorisation for the forthcoming academic year.  The risk assessment is, however, a dynamic document and as such a school can change category through-out the year, following discussion with the school leadership, as circumstances and need change.


Please contact the School Improvement Team on sis@buckinghamshire.gov.uk if you have any queries on the above.


Kind regards

The School Improvement Team