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The review of risks confronting the various areas of the school should be a standing item on all school leadership meeting agendas. This should take into account the ever-changing operating environment of the school to help with decision making to ensure effective prioritisation and utilisation of the school resources.
Role of the school council
The risks associated with delivery of the Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) and the School Strategic Plan (SSP) should be reviewed, discussed and approved by the school council.
For events and activities that require approval by the school council, the risks will need to be reviewed and discussed. The school council will need to be assured that the risks are clearly identified and effectively managed.
As part of effective risk management practice, relevant risks should be reported regularly to appropriate stakeholders.
Schools should consider including their approach to managing risk within their annual reports, including specific key risks to the school’s goals, targets and key improvement activities.
Reporting to key stakeholders
Risks should also be shared with key stakeholders as required, to provide assurance that schools are aware of the risk they face and are appropriately managing them.
Examples of key stakeholders are:
- regional offices
- school community
- local shire councils.