Following a series of malicious hoax communications to schools, across the UK, it is important that we are alert at Charlton Kings Infants’ School but not alarmed.
Following very recent advice from the DfE I thought that it was an opportunity to review and test aspects of our Emergency Plan. I am now confident that the arrangements we have in place have been tested and scrutinised ensuring that, as far as possible, staff and pupils are prepared and confident.
Additionally, you may not be aware that we regularly have full evacuation fire drills which are documented. Our recent Fire Risk Assessment Compliance Audit, carried out by an external advisor, was extremely favourable in all areas:
“Judith Pandazis, assisted by Vera Storey, manage fire safety at the school to a high standard".
I hope this goes some way to assure you that we take the safety and welfare of the children very seriously.