Sunday, March 28, 2004
The risks of risk assessment
posted by Jonathan Calder |
Another new madness in schools is "Risk Assessment". It means that teachers are obliged to assess the risks of every school jaunt: the chances of the bus going over a cliff; of the children going AWOL in the Science Museum; or broken ankles on the football pitch; of the girls getting at the lager on the ferry and of the boys getting at the girls. What no one ever seems to calculate, though, are the risks of not visiting museums, not going to concerts, not visiting France.
Prue Leith The Spectator 27 March 2004