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"LOCKDOWN" Policy

Dec 2017 05 08:29

Post by Sharky » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 8:29am

Post by Sharky by Sharky Dec 2017 05 08:29

Simple one here i hope!!
My Head has instructed me to write and implement a "Lockdown" policy. Currently the school does not have one. My question is, Shoukd that actually be my responsibility to do that? Also the head wants the drill to be done right in the middle of my hours off during the day yet i am expected to be there as i have responsibilities that i have been instructed to have. [Neutral.png]

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Re: "LOCKDOWN" Policy

Dec 2017 05 08:32

Post by steph » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 8:32am

Post by steph by steph Dec 2017 05 08:32

I've just written one with the BM. We did have one that my predecessor did but it was a bit overly complicated. They did the drill on my lunch break and were a bit miffed that I wouldn't come back early to be there. I just pointed out they had 7 hours of my working time to do it and chose a time i wouldn't be there.

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Re: "LOCKDOWN" Policy

Dec 2017 05 09:59

Post by Skoolkeeper » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 9:59am

Post by Skoolkeeper by Skoolkeeper Dec 2017 05 09:59

You do know its not compulsory to have a lockdown policy and we don't have one here. Also if a real one is implemented while you are off site, how will the H.T contact you in time? or are you psychic!!!! and have caretakers super powers, let them have a marshal trained up in your absence perhaps your fire marshal? [xmas_undecided.gif]

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Re: "LOCKDOWN" Policy

Dec 2017 05 10:21

Post by Lucastone1 » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 10:21am

Post by Lucastone1 by Lucastone1 Dec 2017 05 10:21

Sharky wrote:
Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 8:29am
Simple one here i hope!!
My Head has instructed me to write and implement a "Lockdown" policy. Currently the school does not have one. My question is, Shoukd that actually be my responsibility to do that? Also the head wants the drill to be done right in the middle of my hours off during the day yet i am expected to be there as i have responsibilities that i have been instructed to have. [Neutral.png]
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Re: "LOCKDOWN" Policy

Dec 2017 05 11:49

Post by EBJ » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 11:49am

Post by EBJ by EBJ Dec 2017 05 11:49

It's wrong in my opinion for the HT to pass this responsibility to a caretaker as it's a senior managers job ie HT and BM to write up, i do not know any thing about lockdowns but i presume you keep the children in the room they are in throughout the school and turn the room lights off and barricade the door and the children and staff to hide and keep quite the best they can. [Neutral.png]
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Re: "LOCKDOWN" Policy

Dec 2017 05 11:50

Post by JohnE875 » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 11:50am

Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Dec 2017 05 11:50

I was asked to write one here which I did so two years ago. It is still to be implemented but I do thing it is now in the offing.
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Re: "LOCKDOWN" Policy

Dec 2017 05 11:53

Post by adonis » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 11:53am

Post by adonis by adonis Dec 2017 05 11:53

excuse me mister gun man can you wait a minute while I get into position or look they other way [Shock.png]
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Re: "LOCKDOWN" Policy

Dec 2017 05 12:07

Post by greenjack » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 12:07pm

Post by greenjack by greenjack Dec 2017 05 12:07

First off it should not be anyone below Head Teacher or College Manager that writes a 'lock down' policy - in my opinion. Second , it is just a paper exercise to show that someone has at least considered what to do in the event of an attack. In reality a nutter with a weapon will not behave as you have planned for.

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Re: "LOCKDOWN" Policy

Dec 2017 05 12:21

Post by jholden » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 12:21pm

Post by jholden by jholden Dec 2017 05 12:21

Me and the BM wrote ours a couple of years ago, it works very well, we have a drill each year and everyone knows what to do.

The hardest thing to get into people’s heads is that it's not all about a madman getting on to or into the site. There are other instances that could trigger locking down the school such as reported incident/civil disturbance/terror alert in the local community (with the potential to pose a significant risk to the safety of staff and pupils in the school, a warning being received regarding an environmental risk locally (serious air pollution, smoke plume, gas cloud etc.), a major fire in the immediate vicinity of the school and it's deemed safer to keep everyone on site, or the close proximity of a dangerous dog/other animal roaming loose.
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Re: "LOCKDOWN" Policy

Dec 2017 05 15:24

Post by JohnE875 » Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 3:24pm

Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Dec 2017 05 15:24

greenjack wrote:
Tue, 5th Dec 2017, 12:07pm
First off it should not be anyone below Head Teacher or College Manager that writes a 'lock down' policy -


Depends on your JD, I have written, re-written and helped various senior staff write many and varied policies. HT's cannot do everything themselves it's called delegation.
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