Media Crisis – Damage Limitation

How to manage a school crisis in the face of media pressure A school faces a tricky situation and the media is onto the story. What should the school do? Using drama reconstructions a team of real school leaders find out.

Philip O’Hear, Head of Capital City Academy in north west London is put the test as he is faced with a slew of potentially disastrous problems involving errant pupils and alleged inappropriate behaviour by his staff. Hypothetical situations which are based on real incidents which other schools have faced. Philip’s attempts to ensure that his school is not sunk by bad publicity are helped by a team including a Chair of Governors, a teacher with responsibility for media and a Local Authority press officer, and hindered by the tough questioning he faces from investigative reporter John Draper.

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