In response to DFE advice we are working towards procedures that may be initiated if there were to be a threat towards children and adults onsite.
Miss Kelly has already attended one briefing and this will be followed up with attendance on a DFE course – Project Argus, after Easter.
In the summer term we will be working towards creating some basic protocols for staff and pupils to follow in the way we do for fire drills.
Unfortunately we live in an age where some unsavoury characters find it amusing to send threatening emails to schools. We already have a protocol for this situation. Our response is to contact the police and share the contents of the email. They will then inform us as to whether this email is widespread – across county schools or even in some cases national and whether they view this as a hoax. It is at this point that we would assess the risks and if required, take the necessary measures to safeguards pupils and inform parents.
Mrs Gemma Bosco- Woods