Noticeboard articles by author : Lydia Goodwin

Training Course: IOSH Strategic Health and Safety for Senior Leaders

Do you have strategic responsibility for health and safety in your school? Putting in place an effective health and safety management system is crucial to fulfil your responsibility to your pupils and staff. For this reason Educate are giving you the opportunity to attend an exclusive health and safety training course that will demonstrate your […]

Business continuity for schools: more than a plan

The Department for Education places a requirement on all maintained schools and academy trusts to have a business continuity plan in place, however there is little or no explanation as to what business continuity is, how it needs to managed, who is responsible and why it is important to have business continuity in schools.  We […]

Business Continuity: is your school prepared?

What exactly is a School Business Continuity Plan (SBCP)? A BCP is a set of documents that lays out the information required to return a school back to ‘business as usual’ following a period of disruption.  A ‘period of disruption’ describes any incident either natural or man –made (both intentional and accidental) which disrupts the normal […]

School Business Continuity Plan: does your school have one?

All Maintained Schools and Academies are required to have an up to date School Business Continuity Plan (SBCP).  Do you have one in place? Academies are required to have a SBCP (see section 2.3.5 of the Academies Financial Handbook 2013) Maintained Schools are also required by the School Financial Values Standards (SFVS) to have a SBCP […]