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Preparing for emergency school closure: considerations for governors

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Last updated on 14 July 2017
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What should governors consider in preparing for emergency school closure? We relay advice from one of our associate education experts, the DfE and local authorities on planning for an emergency school closure. We also suggest questions that governors could ask when preparing for this.

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  1. 1 Role of the governing board 
  2. 2 Emergency plans
  3. 3 Key questions to ask 
  4. 4 Deciding to close the school 

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