Fire safety in North East Learning Trust schools
Following the tragic Grenfell Tower incident, fire safety is now, more than ever, at the front of our minds. We therefore want to reassure parents about the steps we take to make sure our schools are safe.
Our main duty is to ensure that all our school buildings are checked in line with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 which we always do. These checks include: regular fire risk assessments, automatic fire alarm system tests, regular evacuation drills and sprinkler system tests.
We also take regular advice from fire specialist, health and safety professionals at County Durham Council to ensure that our fire safety processes are up to date and that we are following the latest guidance. The Department for Education will also make any necessary recommendations to schools from the findings of the current ongoing fire safety investigations, which we will follow if they apply to our schools.