Student supervision is one of the most important aspects of school safety. Excellent student supervision reduces risk from many hazards including bullying, weapons violence, fights, theft vandalism, accidents, tornadoes and fires. Effective and structured approaches to improving student supervision can reduce the risk of printable incidents like bullying and fights while also helping school employees to more rapidly protect students from disasters such as tornadoes because they can more effectively communicate with and direct students when they occur.
Allegations of inadequate efforts to supervise students properly is extremely common in school safety litigation and a qualified expert witness can often easily prove when student supervision is a contributing factor in school safety related law suits. Proper evaluation, training and documentation of student supervision strategies is one of the most effective ways to reduce risk and to improve school climate an culture.
The first organization to provide comprehensive evaluation and corrective training on student supervision at the national let alone international level, Safe Havens is a leader in the field of student supervision.
Student supervision assessments and consulting can often improve the level of school safety far more quickly than thousands and even millions of dollars in security cameras for schools and school districts. Student supervision can help reduce the risks of most student risks ranging from teasing to terrorism.
The assessment, first pioneered by Safe Havens, is designed to help identify gaps in supervision that, if not addressed, can result in increased bullying, vandalism, violence, accidents and a wide range of other safety incidents. In our extensive work with many of the nation’s largest insurers of K12 schools, it has been reported that the majority of lawsuits filed against school officials and organizations relating to student safety incidents involve allegations of poor student supervision.