Security and safety in schools is a highly emotive subject and one which is never far from the conscience of the head teacher, facilities team, governing body and LEA who all have roles to play in the implementation of an effective school security strategy. Blatant and violent breaches of security have catastrophic effects (we all remember Colorado, Osaka, Munich, Pennsylvania and closer to home Dunblane), and, whether you are a parent or teaching professional, the security of any school should always remain high on the agenda. Through initiatives such as the Building Schools for the Future campaign, funding may be available for schools where security measures fail to deliver the required “duty of care” commensurate with the school / pupil relationship.
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