Parents Forum Tuesday 7 December

Emergency Closure

In the Event of Disruption to Transport

If the roads are snowy and it is likely that our provider kitchen may be closed, pupils who have hot school meals are asked to come to school with a packed lunch .

In the Event of School Closure

Should it be necessary to close the school, for example in extremely bad weather conditions, parents/carers will be advised as follows:

Closure due to COVID-19 – If there is a need to close down a class or indeed the whole school because of a resurgence of Coronavirus, parents and carers will be contacted immediately with the appropriate information required.  If your child has to return to working at home, then work will be posted via Teams.

Closure before the start of the school day – a message will be posted on the front page of the school website and a tweet/text sent as soon as possible. The website will be updated as the situation changes.

If the school has to close during the school day – again a message will be posted on the website/twitter and every effort will be made to text/phone parents if we are able to use the phone line.

In both instances Somerset County Council and local radio stations will also be advised who, in turn, include this information on their websites/broadcast the information.

It is the policy of the Governors that the school will remain open if at all possible. However, occasionally conditions are too bad for staff to travel safety into school necessitating a closure.  These occasions are very rare.