Last reviewed on 23 May 2019
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Follow our guidance when discussing lockdown procedures with your pupils. Download our template letter to parents and read examples of letters from primary and secondary schools.

Our associate education experts David Roche and Jonathan Block helped write this article

Talking about lockdown procedures with pupils: before and after a drill

Before

Talking to pupils before a lockdown drill will help you manage any anxiety they may feel. 

You can do this in an assembly, or in the classroom. 

Talking to pupils in the classroom may be preferable (especially for younger pupils) because:

Schedule your