Ecclesiastical launches new Education Hub

26 August 2020

Ecclesiastical has launched a new online portal to help schools and education establishments manage strategic and operational risks.

As schools prepare to reopen their doors to all pupils in September, specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has launched The Hub for Education.

Research1 by Ecclesiastical found almost two-thirds of teachers (63%) believe the volume of risks facing schools has increased in the past five years and the vast majority (79%) agree that risk management is key to creating a safe environment at school. The coronavirus pandemic means there has never been more of a focus on maintaining a safe and secure environment within organisations.

The new online hub which is available to Ecclesiastical customers provides insight, information, tools, checklists and a dedicated risk advice line, to help schools and other educational establishments to manage strategic and operational risks.

The Hub for Education offers support and guidance on the key risks schools face, including:

  • Fire
  • Health and safety
  • Building services
  • Security
  • Environmental and weather
  • Cyber security
  • Strategic risks

Faith Kitchen, education director at Ecclesiastical said: “We recognise that it’s an incredibly challenging time for the sector. As a specialist insurer we believe that we can provide real insight and knowledge of the sectors in which we operate. We know from our own research that teachers believe risk management is key to creating a safe environment in schools. Ecclesiastical’s dedicated team of risk experts have developed The Hub for Education to help schools and other education establishments manage both strategic and operational risks as they continue to adapt to providing education in an ever-changing world.”

For more information visit www.ecclesiastical.com/latest-news/the-hub-for-education/ or speak to your insurance broker.

1 Ecclesiastical ducation Risk Barometer 2020