Student supervision

Student supervision involves specific and coordinated techniques and strategies to reduce the risk of injury and death for staff and students in schools.  Improvements in student supervision can reduce the risk of a variety of hazards including:

  • Bullying
  • Fights
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Sexual assaults
  • School weapons assaults
  • Abductions of students
  • Medical emergencies
  • Crisis situations where students need to be evacuated or otherwise sheltered

Improving student supervision typically involves training staff on a variety of simple and easy to apply concepts combined with written policies and strategic approaches implemented by school administrators.

Author info: Michael Dorn

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