Business continuity plansHave a look at examples of business continuity plans, including local authority templates and plans from primary, secondary and special schools.
Coronavirus: how to manage the NHS contact tracing app in your schoolUse this toolkit to fulfil your requirement to consider the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app alongside your school's coronavirus response. Get up to speed with our FAQs, share our resources with staff and parents, and use our template to record who's using the app in your school.
Coronavirus: how to respond to a suspected caseUpdatedDownload our flowcharts outlining what to do if a pupil or staff member develops coronavirus symptoms, or gets a positive COVID-19 test result. Read how the rules will change when step 4 of the government’s roadmap kicks in.
Coronavirus: outbreak management plan templateUpdatedThe DfE recommends you create a contingency plan that outlines what your school would do to respond to a local outbreak of COVID-19. Download and adapt our template to save you time writing your own.
Emergency school closures: guidanceIs there guidance on closing a school in emergencies? We link to advice from the DfE on when schools may close. We also link to Ofsted guidance on inspections that fall on a day where the school has closed due to an emergency, and examples of closure procedures from LAs.
Fire drills: guidanceFind out how to maintain fire safety and run fire drills during coronavirus and beyond. See examples of fire drill and evacuation policies from schools.
Forms for recording and reporting violent incidentsAre there examples of violence report forms? In this article you will find forms for reporting violent and aggressive incidents, including examples from the HSE and two schools. We also link to another article from The Key which sets out the requirements for reporting incidents.
Severe weather: how to prepareMake sure you know what to do if severe weather such as snow or flooding is on the horizon, including the decisions you'll need to make about closing the school. Download our template risk assessment to support your decision-making.