• Christmas with an important difference

    Usually at this time of year, we’d be in the office, writing cards, munching mince pies, chocolates and perhaps a cheeky mulled wine.  Not this year.  Like the rest of the year, this year’s Christmas preparations are different. But not all in a bad way…

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  • Ventilation of teaching spaces; but it’s cold outside!

    Juggling the need for a warm classroom with sufficient ventilation to keep Coronavirus transmission cases under control can be tricky. Pharos Response’s classroom ventilation management process may assist – free to download.

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  • Coronavirus: Top 10 tips to keep schools safe

    At Pharos we have spent the past couple of months helping schools with their COVID-19 risk assessments and management plans and more recently in responding to positive cases.  In doing so we have identified a few common areas where schools can further improve to help reduce the impact of a positive case on the school and ultimately to make schools

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  • Webinar on critical incident plans – watch again

    This is a recording of a live webinar delivered on 28th May 2020. Pharos Response Directors Julian Penney and Chris Gallant were interviewed by Activity Industry Mutual’s Sophia Reed about how UK adventure activity providers could draft their critical incident plans.

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  • New 24/7 incident response partnership with EVOLVEAdvice

    Pharos Response are delighted to have set up a partnership with EVOLVEAdvice. A well regarded name amongst schools for providing guidance, advice, training and support for educational visits.  The partnership with Pharos will offer EVOLVEAdvice’s client schools the complete educational visit support solution with the option to access Pharos Response’s 24/7 incident support service. Available to EVOLVEAdvice customers for a discounted price,

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  • Considerations for ‘learning outside the classroom’ under COVID-19 restrictions

    Opening the school gates to more than the current few vulnerable pupils and children of key workers will undoubtedly raise many questions about how to operate as safely and within the current guidelines as possible within a school setting. Consideration for social distancing, enhanced hygiene and reduced contact with surfaces that others may also come into contact with, while also remembering we are working with children, some as young as 4! Not an easy task and of course everyone’s priority will always be the safety and wellbeing of children.

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  • Covid-19: Reopening schools guidance

    Since becoming one of ISBA’s (Independent Schools Bursars’ Association) Trusted Advisors early in 2020, we were delighted to be asked to prepare some risk assessment guidance at the beginning of May to help their members prepare for partial re-opening. The very scenario schools now find themselves in. On reading the Government’s guidance on reopening schools this morning, we were equally delighted (and a little relieved) to see how our advice was so aligned with that of the Government.

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  • COVID-19 – Pharos service update

    Pharos Response wishes all our clients and friends a safe passage through what are unchartered waters.  As you would expect from risk and reputation management specialists, our team have been heavily involved in COVID-19 response since the beginning of February.  Indeed, we have been busier than ever helping our school, travel and adventure activity clients in particular in planning their

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