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DfE guidance needed on lockdown requirements of a terrorist attack.

DfE guidance needed on lockdown requirements of a terrorist attack.

Teaching unions and security experts demand government guidance on school lockdowns in the event of a terrorist attack
 

Security experts and teaching unions are calling for the government to give schools information about how or whether they should practise lockdown procedures.

Recent terror attacks at home and abroad have prompted a growing number of schools in England to introduce plans to lock teachers and pupils in classrooms to keep them safe in the event of a terrorist incident.

Tes has established that the Department for Education does not have a policy on whether schools should have lockdown procedures, offer any specific guidance on what can be a very sensitive issue or have any idea how many schools are developing their own plans.

And the NAHT heads’ union said that the majority of local authorities also do not to offer advice on school lockdown procedures.

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