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26 Nov
Critical incident management
26 Nov 2019 - 26 Nov 2019

Critical incident management


Date: November 26, 2019

Venue: Queenswood School, Shepherds Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, AL9 6NS

Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Audience: Head/Principal, Governor, Deputy Head, Head of Boarding, Boarding and Medical staff


Why should you attend?

Schools are often required to manage a diverse range of challenging situations that have potentially damaging outcomes. Cohesive and rapid responses delivered through experienced and effective leadership are vital in very demanding situations. This course looks at a variety of critical incident scenarios giving delegates the opportunity to plan and discuss effective solutions.


The day seminar aims to look at the risks that exist in a boarding environment and how they can be mitigated. Delegates will discuss risk assessment as well as preparing for and executing emergency action plans in the event of an unfolding crisis.



10 – 10:30        Tea/Coffee on arrival

10:30                Welcome and Introduction

10:35                Session 1 – What are the risks?

11:30                Tea/Coffee

11:45                Session 2 – Managing a crisis

12:45                Lunch

13:30                Session 3 – Training staff to be proactive in avoiding or managing a crisis

14:30                Tea/Coffee

14:45                Session 4 – Putting it all into practice

15:30                Close


Wider context and/or application to the Boarding sector:

Boarding schools are in operation 24/7 and are vulnerable to major events that could impact on the whole school and require complicated and sophisticated responses. The safeguarding duty of care that looks to prevent young people from significant harm, includes protection from abuse and neglect as well as injury and accident. The requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education pervade throughout the boarding environment.

Outcomes and resources:

Templates: risk assessment, emergency action plan.



Speaker: Alex Thomson


Queenswood School, Queenswood School, Shepherds Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, AL9 6NS, United Kingdom