Our Snow Policy
In the event of snow, when school is closed, we will inspect the site before 8am the following morning. At the same time staff will be contacting the school's senior team to advise if they are able to travel or not. As soon as a decision is made, we will aim to achieve this by 8.00am, or as soon as possible thereafter. In the meantime will adjust the running message on the home page to carry the appropriate instructions. Breakfast club will be suspended until a decision is made.
If the snow comes over night we will change the web site first thing in the morning. If the snow arrives during the day we will adjust the message as the situation changes.
We will try to keep school open if at all possible.Some of our support staff live locally so will be able to walk to and from school. But most of our team live further away and, depending on the severity of the weather, it may not be safe for them to drive.
However we will have a bank of activities available and so even if we are short of teachers but have sufficient support staff to adequately supervise the children we will endeavour to remain open.
We will also inform the local radio stations so our school news can be included in their bulletins.
In the unlikely event of closure we will post details on the web site and on the radio; once we know about re-opening arrangements we share them as soon as we are able to make them.
In the event of snow children should come to school in uniform but with extra warm layers, wellies, spare indoor shoes and socks, gloves, scarves and warm coats. Hopefully we will play out in the winter wonderland the field becomes at this time, but unless pupils have coats, gloves, waterproof boots, and change of indoor footwear and socks we regret they will need to stay indoors.
It is unknown if our provider will be able to deliver lunches under such circumstances therefore, as a precaution, if your child usually has a school dinner we suggest you provide them with a packed lunch (which will be returned in the event of us being able to provide them with their school lunch).
It is unlikely that before and after school clubs will be able to open during emergency periods. This is because bad weather means we all have longer and more difficult journeys, our priority must be enabling children, parents and staff to travel safely home, where ever possible, in day light. Details will be given at the time, but parents should expect after school club to close at 4pm.
If we experience snow fall during the school day again please check the web site first. We may recommend early collection for those pupils who cannot walk home.
Staying safe in the sun
We want all our children and staff to enjoy spending time outside safely without the risk of the harmful effects of the sun. Our Sun and Heatwave Safety Policy outlines some suggestions to help cope with hot weather:
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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