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All maintained schools and academies are required to have an up to date School Business Continuity Plan (SBCP). Within an educational establishment of this kind, an SBCP sets out how to minimise disruption if any disaster or critical incident occurs. A critical incident in this case relates to an unexpected emergency that could affect people (students, staff and visitors), premises, systems or suppliers. Resilience is essential in schools, as a failure to deliver services could potentially put vulnerable children or adults at risk.

Without a defined plan on how to deal with a critical event, a school could suffer huge financial and reputational damage, as well as risk of non-compliance if the school falls foul of any regulations.