Dear Parents and Carers
From June 2016, an invacuation procedure drill (similar to a fire drill) will take place termly. Its purpose is to ensure that we have an even safer and more secure learning environment for our pupils.
Teachers have explained and discussed this procedure with their class.
Invacuation procedures are used in response to an internal or external incident which could be a threat to the safety of children and staff in our school.
Invacuation procedures may be activated in response to any number of situations. For example:
1. A reported incident, disturbance in the local community.
2. A warning being received regarding a local risk of air pollution (smoke plume, gas cloud etc.)
3. An intruder on site.
4. A major fire in the vicinity of the school
5. The close proximity of an unaccompanied animal e.g. a dog.
Our procedures aim to minimise disruption to the learning environment whilst ensuring the safety of all children and staff.
D. Hughes-Mulhall (Mrs)
Invacuation procedures are a sensible, reasonable and proportionate response to any external or internal incident which has the potential to pose a threat to the safety of pupils and staff in our school. Procedures aim to minimise disruption to the learning environment whilst securing the safety of all our pupils and staff.
Invacuation procedures may be activated in response to any number of situations – for example:
A reported incident or disturbance in the local community (with the potential to pose a risk to pupils and staff in the school)
An intruder on the school site (with the potential to pose a risk to pupils and members of staff)
A warning received regarding a risk locally, of air pollution (e.g. smoke plume, gas cloud)
A major fire in the vicinity of the school
The close proximity of an animal roaming loose e.g. a dog.
Parkhill Junior School’s Invacuation plan is as follows:
|Signal for Invacuation
|3 short rings of school bell and voice announcement –
(Code 1 , I repeat Code 1.)
|Signal for all-clear
|2 long rings of school bell and voice announcement –
(Parkhill All clear, I repeat Parkhill All clear)
|Rooms most suitable for Invacuation
|Entrance points (e.g. gates, doors and windows) which should be secured
|All gates, doors and windows should be shut and blinds should be down. Put tables across corridor door to prevent entry. Lights off. All adults to action this – silence. Move to one area – furthest from the corridor door.
Following the invacuation signal, take the action below. Urgently.
|Lock / secure entrance points (e.g. doors, windows)
|Ensure all individuals take action to increase protection from all potential threats:
Stay away from windows and doors.
|Remain inside until the all-clear has been given, or unless told to evacuate by the emergency services.