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Bad Weather Procedure

In the event of adverse weather conditions, the School will aim to open and remain open as long as it is safe for children and staff to travel to/from school.

We understand that children living in outlying areas may have difficulty in getting to and from school and that there may be transport difficulties with either the bus company or private vehicles unable to run.  Safety is therefore, ours and your first priority.  A point of contact is needed during the day if weather conditions worsen, so that the school can contact an adult responsible for the care of your child, should they have to be sent home early.

If it proves difficult to make this contact, the children should know what arrangements have been made for them to be looked after, e.g. by another family member or friend.  Can you please ensure you discuss this with your child so that they know these arrangements.  It would also help if parents in this position telephoned the school to check whether we were closing and tell us what arrangements have been made.

When weather conditions are extreme and the school has to be closed at the beginning of the day, we will try to have an announcement broadcast on TFM Radio.  We will also endeavour to put this on the school website AND the text message system at the earliest opportunity.  Please remember though that if I am trying to get in to school, I cannot update the website as speedily as I would like.

I must stress that if you feel that it is unsafe for your child to travel to school in poor weather conditions, please do not attempt to send him/her.

Finally, please make sure that mobile phones are switched on, and that we have your up to date number.


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