Update on RPA For Schools (Leah Rinaldi)
Leah Rinaldi introduced the report (Agenda Item 9) which sought to update Schools’ Forum on the Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA) for maintained schools.
The RPA was run by the Department for Education (DfE) and had initially only been available to academy schools however, had now become available to maintained schools. Leah Rinaldi clarified that the RPA was not insurance but was a risk transfer mechanism and therefore was not a like for like replacement of the insurance scheme offered by the Local Authority. Schools’ would need to carefully assess cover options and make informed individual decisions on whether to remain within the Local Authority’s insurance arrangements or switch to the RPA.
RESOLVED that the Schools’ Forum noted the report.