The term “Lockdown in schools” are measures to protect children, teachers and staff of schools from a terrorist attack. A lockdown takes place as a result of imminent threats to schools and wider communities. The procedure involves locking interior and exterior doors and gates. No one enters or leaves the building during a full lockdown. A modified lockdown is where permission for restricted access exists for authorised people. All students and staff take training to know how to respond to a lockdown situation. Schools have lockdown drills as part of emergency planning procedures.
In the last decade terrorist threats to our society have multiplied. Formal procedures to protect our schools from these threats are necessary to safeguard our children. It is clear that a small number of determined individuals can cause a great deal of damage and it is crucial we prepare our schools for the possibility of an attack.
This Lockdown in Schools course starts by introducing the role of the lockdown officer and discusses some of the likely reasons for a lockdown. It gives advice on lockdown planning and policies and the steps to take to prepare schools for lockdown. It takes the learner through techniques to handle conflict as well as how to manage anxiety and fear.
Access official government guidance “Developing Dynamic Lockdown Procedures“
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Assessing performance takes the form of a series of multiple choice questions in this Lockdown in Schools training course. Candidates must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox. Hard copies of the award are available on request. The course takes 60 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.
Prevent Duty Training, a complimentary course to Lockdown in Schools, attempts to curb some of the causes of terrorism by putting measures in place to engage young people who are at risk of being radicalised.