Schools should irrefutably provide the safest possible environment for children and young adults in our communities. One of the scariest moments in a parent’s life is when they have to leave their babies under the care and supervision of strangers, surrounded by thousands of other children in a relatively accessible communal location. Fortunately for us all, there are strict policies and guidelines that are in place to ensure that our children are protected at all times.
Create an environment safe enough for you to comfortably send your own children
It is important to remember that no two schools are the same, especially when looking into school insurance policies and which service providers to roll with. Of course there is a significant difference between insurance policies for a high school and a private school as private school policies tend more often to be tailored specifically for the needs and requirements of the students themselves.
Financing is understandably finite yet our children’s safety is greater than your need to save money
Identify first what type of environment your school provides. Are there any outside factors that may contribute to the endangerment of your pupils? Is your school remote or rather central and exposed? Is your school spread out over multiple buildings on a large plot of land or is the entire school a single building? Finding a suitable insurance policy for any school is a complicated and lengthy process that will require a significant amount of patience and attention to detail.
It is important that when handling your school financial management, that you are not simply looking for the cheapest and easiest option. If you are looking to insure your own car, or your home or anything else that concerns the safety and well-being of yourself then by all means, feel free to be stingy and careless in your decision making – However when you are charged with the care of an entire school full of children then it is absolutely paramount that you leave no stone unturned and put in the appropriate amount of research to ensure that you secure the best possible policy with their safety in mind. That is your duty. You are employed for the sole purpose of caring for and educating our children, not saving as much money as you can, whenever you can.
Of course funding and financial management is an incredibly delicate aspect that should be handled with the utmost care. Money does not grow on trees and we understand that schools are more often than not limited with what they can spend, so by all means take care and be sure to invest a great deal of time into the decision making process. Explore as many different service providers as you can within reason and make the appropriate decision based on the children’s safety first and the financial viability of the policy second.