In response to DFE advice we are working towards procedures that may be initiated if there were to be a threat towards children and adults onsite.
Unfortunately we live in an age where some unsavoury characters find it amusing to send threatening emails to schools. We already have a protocol for this situation. Our response is to contact the police and share the contents of the email. They will then inform us as to whether this email is widespread – across county schools or even in some cases national and whether they view this as a hoax. It is at this point that we would assess the risks and if required, take the necessary measures to safeguards pupils and inform parents.