February 17th 2016
Schools put on Alert!
Due to a recent spate of bomb hoax calls made to a number of schools in the UK, the schools were closed and the matters handled by the police. Shortly after this incident the following memo was sent out by the department for education advising all schools to check their current call recording facilities and where possible make the necessary changes to ensure all calls are recorded in the future to help with manage the threat of possible future occurrences.
The Department of Education advised Leaders of Schools and other Educational Establishments to Review their Protective Security.
Following a series of malicious hoax communications to schools across the UK it is important that establishments are alert, but not alarmed. This is an opportunity for security plans to be reviewed and confirm that arrangements that are already in place are still current and have been tested to ensure staff and students are prepared and confident.
Consider what steps you could take to:
1. reassure your staff, students and parents
2. review and implement propor