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Risk management guidance and template risk register

Understand the board's role in identifying, evaluating and monitoring risks in schools and trusts.

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Risk management is a continuous cycle that helps ensure strategic priorities and improvement plans for schools and trusts are maintained or met.

Department for Education (DfE) guidance explains that effective boards have a framework for identifying and managing risk and explicitly set and manage their risk appetite and tolerance.

Our risk management guides have been developed for those governing in academy trusts and maintained schools. The guides cover:

  • risk management delegation
  • risk management policy
  • developing a framework for managing risk
  • how to identify, manage, monitor and report risks
  • reviewing the risk register

An example risk register and risk matrix is also provided.

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