Emergency plans

27th April 2007 at 01:00
Educational establishments in the UK are unprepared for emergencies.

Despite outdated guidance being prepared by the Department for Education and Skills, most schools have no plans above an evacuation for fires.

Events such as Dunblane, the London bombings and numerous stabbings in schools highlight the need for tested arrangements. An email petition has been submitted to Number 10 asking for legislation to be introduced and is pending approval. As public interest in this area is unfortunately high at the moment, I hope The TES will investigate this issue.

Joe McFarland address supplied

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today