13 February 2019
ASCL welcomes the opportunity to contribute to this consultation. We hope our responses provide a helpful overview of the practices and needs we observe in schools and colleges around the country.
We welcome the proposal to provide new guidance for schools on security-related incidents and potential threats. We completely agree that all school staff and pupils must be able to work in a safe and secure environment. We agree that school policies and plan should be proportionate, measured and reflect the local and national security issues and threats.