School Contact Information:
- Postal: Stratford-sub-Castle CE Primary School, Stratford-sub-Castle, SALISBURY, Wiltshire SP1 3LL
- Telephone: 01722 327227
- Fax: 01722 327227
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Critical Incident Management Plan
In this section you will find the Critical Incident Management Plan (Critical Incident Policy and Management Plan 2016 JANUARY 2017)
Why do we need a Critical Incident Management Plan?
Handling crises and dealing with difficult ‘incidents’ on a daily basis is viewed by some as a normal aspect of school life. However, there are occasions when schools will experience incidents of a significantly more extreme nature. What seems to distinguish these incidents is their nature and scale, and it is this type of occurrence, which has come to be termed a ‘critical incident’.
What is a critical incident?
Although the concept of a critical incident is difficult to precisely define we regard it to be an
‘unexpected occurrence, which may suddenly have a major impact on school’.
It is also important to note that this approach, which views critical incidents as situations or crises that are beyond the everyday experiences of school life, contains an implied understanding that these incidents would be markedly distressing to a significant number of adults and children.