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Fire Drill Set up

Discussion in 'Primary' started by GeoffWigan, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. We recently had a fire drill and management deliberately kept children
    inside the building to, in affect 'trick' staff to thinking they had
    children missing. Is this normal?!
    What are people's thoughts?
  2. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Welcome to TES, Geoff
  3. dagnabit

    dagnabit New commenter

    This has been done in our school too. If teachers know where their kids are then the management shouldn't be able to catch anyone out.
  4. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    We had that in my last school.

    And sometimes various fire exits cut off with cardboard flames to represent a fire.

    Makes sense really. Do children know what to do if they are in the toilets and hear a fire alarm? Is getting back to their classroom really the sensible thing to do? What if you have sent a child on a message? What if one of your class really is missing when you get out to the assembly point? Do you know what to do?

    A fire drill when everyone is in their own classrooms, no child is out of class and the fire merely imaginary is not actually much use.
  5. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    If the purpose is to test and improve systems, then it makes complete sense.
    If the purpose is to bully or 'tell off' professionals, then I'd have concerns.

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