Emergency Planning and Guidance for Schools

Emergency planning for schools

Every school should be a positive, safe and stimulating learning environment, but we live in a world where the unexpected can happen.

Planning for emergencies can saves lives!

The Department for Education (DfE) and Haringey Council recommend schools have a well thought out emergency plan in place.

  • Haringey Council Emergency Planning and Business Continuity team have created a  School Emergency Plan Template (Word, 710KB) which is designed to help schools develop their own emergency plan. The template is generic and flexible so it can be adapted to suit individual school settings.
  • If your school already has an emergency plan in place, you may wish to use this template to support the review and further enhancement of current emergency arrangements.
  • The documenting and sharing of emergency processes among staff and pupils ensures a common level of understanding of what actions to take in the event of an emergency. This supports effective emergency coordination in a fast-paced, high-pressure situation.

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Bespoke school support

Emergency Planning Support

Haringey Council Emergency Planning and Business Continuity team can provide advice and support to schools in devising and validating resilience arrangements.

We can assist you in developing plans, training and exercises to ensure your emergency procedures are well integrated and effective.

You are invited to contact the team via email at emergencyplanning@haringey.gov.uk to find out more.

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External guidance

Guidance for how schools and other settings can plan for and deal with emergencies, including severe weather and floods can also be found on at GOV.UK - Emergency planning and response (external link).

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Page last updated:

April 22, 2022

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