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Emergency Planning in Schools

How would your school deal with some of the incidents, tragedies and disasters that have befallen schools in recent years?

Emergency planning is about being as ready as possible, just in case an emergency arises, with information, procedures and support systems that are:

  • Flexible
  • Published
  • Practised
  • Responsive.

Our guide and e-learning courses will help your school to be as ready as possible.

Our School Emergency Planning resources include:

  1. The Guide to Emergency Planning in Schools
  2. E-learning packages for every aspect of planning for the types of emergencies most often encountered in schools.

Coming Soon:

  1. Online Schools Closure And Reporting (OSCAR) software (currently in development)
  2. Emergency Plan Creation Kits (currently in development)
  3. Aide Memoires and Templates (when required)
  4. Resources for Early Years Provision (currently in development)

You can access the Emergency Planning for Schools Guide and E-learning by visiting the Schools Emergency Planning website or by visiting the EduKent website

Emergency Planning for Schools Guide 2017

The Kent County Council Education Planning and Access Team produce the Emergency Planning for Schools Guide - the definitive resource for schools to reduce the likelihood and impact of an emergency; and to maintain service during and in the aftermath of an emergency.

The authors have been working with schools, emergency services and local authorities in the field of Emergency Planning, Resilience, Risk Assessment and Business Continuity for over ten years.

The guide is updated periodically, with all links, information and references regularly checked for adherence to the latest legislation and guidance.

Access to this resource can be purchased for £300 per *school which provides the most current version and two annual updates (schools which are not *Kent County Council maintained schools).

A bespoke Kent version of this guide will continue to be emailed, free of charge, to each *Kent County Council maintained school.

*'Kent County Council maintained school' refers to any Primary, Secondary and Special School (including Community, VA, VC, Trust, Foundation, Academy or Free School) within the Kent County Council Local Authority.

More information on the Emergency Planning for Schools Guide is available here

Online Training Modules

E-learning training modules are available for schools who would like to develop a more detailed understanding of a particular topic area within Emergency Planning.

A typical training package will take about 45 minutes to complete and will have three or four distinct learning elements.

Available Now:

  • Introduction to Emergency Planning, Roles and Responsibilities and Immediate Actions - £60 (for a 3 year licence)
  • The Grab Bag and its use during the Management of an Emergency - £60 (for a 3 year licence)

Coming Soon:

  • Intruders, Incursions and Lock Downs
  • Counter terrorism and Hostile Incursions
  • Risk Assessment for School Emergency Planning
  • Business Continuity for Schools
  • Structural and Operational Emergencies
  • Human Emergencies

For more detailed information about Schools Emergency Planning please visit the Schools Emergency Planning website or visit the EduKent webpage

Contact Details

David Hart
Telephone: 03000 41 01 95