Risk protection arrangements (RPA) scheme advice
20 Aug 2020
The council’s insurance team requests that schools give the council’s insurance section six months’ written notice if they are considering opting out of the borough’s arrangements to join the DfE’s RPA scheme on 1 April 2021.
If you intend to leave the council’s insurance arrangement, please confirm this by emailing the insurance team at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 October 2020.
Schools are reminded that the RPA excludes the following:
- Engineering insurance
- Engineering inspection (which must be carried out by law – covers boilers, lifts and other areas).
- Hire public liability cover - will apply to schools which hire their facilities out, this can be purchased via RPA at an additional cost.
- Friends and PTA public and product liability cover.
If you opt out you will need to provide confirmation that you have RPA cover and these other insurances/inspections in place (where required). You may also be required to provide evidence of such cover to the council’s insurance team upon request. It is important to note that the council’s insurance team will not be able to assist with those claims dealt with directly by the RPA or other insurance related queries.
The RPA may be contacted at LAMS.RPA@education.gov.uk