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Have a look at examples of business continuity plans, including local authority templates and plans from primary, secondary and special schools.



The DfE's guidance on emergency planning includes a link under 'School emergency plan template and guidance' to a set of resources which has a template emergency plan. The template covers business continuity and contingency. 


Download a template 'business continuity plan' from the good practice library of the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL). You'll find it under the 'Finance' section.

Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council provides a template for its schools to adapt when creating their own business continuity plan.

The suggested introduction, on page 7 of the document, says that the plan helps the school to be prepared for, and recover from, unexpected disruptions such as an inability to carry out daily and/or critical activities and loss of ICT. 

A table for listing the school's critical activities and the resources required to maintain these A section outlining the roles and responsibilities of the staff who form the emergency management team 17 appendices, including

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