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UK first in life-saving, Trending threats to emergency door security school reputation
ERA, the UK’s leading home security specialist, has launched Lockdown, the UK’s first emergency barricade device designed to provide high performance security in the event of a threatening situation.
ERA’s Lockdown product is designed for use in commercial/
community including schools.
Lockdown is simple and easy
to fit (no fumbling with keys
or padlocks) making doors inaccessible to intruders and creating a safe hiding place for civilians in the event of an attack.
Robust and lightweight, Lockdown is available for both single and double doors, whether inward or outward swinging and fitted with or without traditional locks.
ERA’s Group Marketing and Innovation Director, Will Butler, said; “We are seeing dummy- runs in schools where pupils
are being taught what to do in certain scenarios and the National Counter Terrorism Security
Office (NaCTSO) has updated safety advice for employees suggesting that they develop dynamic lockdown procedures and use secondary devices
for ‘invacuation’ rather than evacuation to barricade people in a room safely and keep the external threat out”.
Tel: 01922 490 000
“These include dealing with
the consequences of self-styled vigilante groups targeting people suspected of online grooming; transgender issues; a resurgence of hostile social media and direct campaigns conducted by parents; and a marked increase in peer-on- peer incidents.”
The Alder education division works closely with schools in managing the nuanced and highly-sensitive communications needed in such delicate circumstances, and is increasingly being called upon to help with drawing up strategies and robust precautionary measures in readiness for the unexpected.
Anthony, a former newspaper editor, added: “We always urge schools to have clear strategies in place. Difficult situations can run out of control very quickly, and being properly prepared can make all the difference.”
Tel: 020 7692 5675
  At the start of another school year, Alder, the reputation management consultancy, has shared its insights on emerging trends over the last 12 months.
Specialist Partner Anthony Longden said: “We continue to support schools in dealing with more familiar operational issues, but in 2018 we’ve noticed a significant increase in the kind of situations that only cropped up very occasionally in the past.
Top class flooring
Education Show moving to London
Building, extending and improving educational establishments is creating new requirements for
top class education flooring solutions says Nick Egan, Technical Manager, Gerflor Limited.
Unsurprisingly, educational buildings of modular design are
a particularly developing sector. Manufacturers that design and develop flooring solutions for education are aware that hygiene, resistance and acoustic qualities are mandatory requirements for the sector. Suitable for heavy traffic, safe, easy-to-maintain and sustainable, floorings must combine technical performance with the highest environmental standards and contribute positively to the health and well- being of the building’s users.
Dedicated floorings for education from flooring specialist Gerflor are fit-for-purpose and ready to meet the challenges and changing needs of the many different educational establishments ranging from nurseries to higher education.
Tel: 01926 622 600
The Education Show – the go-to annual event for schools to buy resources and equipment, is moving date and location. The Show will take place at Excel in London, 24th to 25th January 2019, coinciding with sister
show Bett. Together these events will host the world’s largest gathering of the international education community, with visitors discovering new products, suppliers and best practices across Early years, Primary, Secondary, HE, FE and MATs. Bett will be
all about edtech, whilst the Education Show will continue
to focus on all other school equipment, services and supplies.
The move conveniently places everything under one roof, saving school leaders time, by being able
to purchase school essentials in one place. This also means reduced travel costs for attending both events.
For 2019 the Education Show is extending its offering to incorporate Policy, Pedagogy and School Management for leaders who want to find the knowledge, resources and suppliers to make their schools more successful. Over two days it will tackle the key challenges facing these leaders, examining how they can manage change and improve efficiency through inspiring presentations and free CPD accreditation for personal development.
    Tel: 0203 033 2500
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