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Procedure in the case of snow

PROCEDURE IN THE CASE OF SNOW

We wish to advise you of the procedures, just in case we do

have some snow. I am not expecting to have to use this .... but you never know! 

 

Schools only close if enough staff cannot reach work or if conditions are exceptionally bad.  One school may be closed and another open, but it is not just about pupils getting to school, it is also about having enough teachers and support staff to enable the school to run safely.  Some staff do live miles away from school.  

 

·        Parents can listen to Heart Radio (102.3) and Wave 105 (105.2) which will announce the schools which are closed. If closures happen during the school day, parents should arrange collection of their children.

 

·        The school will post a notice of the closure as soon as possible on our website, whether this happens first thing in the morning or during the school day.

 

·        The school will text parents when the school needs to close, as soon as possible.

There may, however, be a delay in receiving this text if the service is very busy.

 

·        If the school closes during the school day, office staff will help with signing out children who are being collected.Staff will also telephone parents of uncollected children. Parents should ensure that the school has up to date telephone numbers.

 

Following a school closure, you will know that we are open again if we are not announced on Heart Radio as a closure, or there is no notice of school closure on the website.  Be careful when checking the website.  If you check at 7.00am the posting is likely to be from the day before.  Our website will announce reopening at approximately 8.00/8.15am.

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