At CalQRisk we understand that risk management and the workload that surrounds it can sometimes feel overwhelming. We also know that there are misconceptions about what risk management means in practical terms, and that there can be real worry about how best to grapple with a task that seems so daunting. So, if you are thinking like this, we can assure you that you’re not alone!

In the education environment, risk is traditionally viewed from a safeguarding point of view. But in reality, when you begin to identify the risks that arise across all areas of the education setting on an everyday basis you will start to see how its operational functions are interlinked and that, in order to ensure the success and longevity of the institution, risk management must become everybody’s responsibility.

Whether stemming from the admissions process or funding arrangements, from pupil safeguarding activities or the issue of staff motivation, education providers need to organise and classify those risks in such a way that they can be addressed most effectively – identifying the ones that require additional treatment and monitoring the effectiveness of the risk control measures that are already in place. 

CalQRisk is the solution

CalQRisk is an online Governance, Risk Management & Compliance software which has a solution tailored to the education sector. The system is user-friendly, easy to implement and is backed up by our first-class support team. We use sectoral regulations and guidance such as the DfE Statutory Policies and for Schools, Academies Financial Handbook, Independent Schools Standards, Keeping Children Safe in Education and Health and Safety Executive protocols to ensure that our advice is best-informed and up-to-date, and to tailor the software to include those issues that are most important in terms of threats to your school’s objectives.

Key benefits of using CalQRisk:
  • Generates real-time risk registers, reports, action plans and compliance positions at the touch of a button
  • Access to an always up-to-date knowledgebase of risk and compliance assessments
  • Multiple-user access levels across the whole of the school organisation ensures that the right people in terms of knowledge and skill can assess the risks and respond to questions
  • Automatic recommendations for improving risk and compliance position, based on responses to assessments
  • The ability to demonstrate complete risk control and compliance management to trustees, governing boards and other key stakeholders.


  • Both the Senior Leaders and trustees are very impressed with the system, its knowledgebase of academy school risks and its output. We have also been impressed with the quality of knowledge and support from the CalQRisk team and it’s very rare to find a company that brings both of these things together these days

    Jamie Butterworth
    Finance Manager, Wardle Trust
  • Having tried other approaches to managing our risk registers, we settled for a system that produces a real life risk register, meaningfully constructed with the confidence that the knowledgebase in the system would help keep us compliant in all key areas. The system is user friendly and the support from the CalQRisk team is outstanding. If you are looking for real risk management that will make a real difference to your organisation, choose CalQRisk

    Sam Luker
    Operations Director, Trinitas Acaedmy Trust

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