Bad weather

 Contingency for Bad Weather

The Staff and Governors will do their utmost to ensure that the school remains open in severe weather conditions.  However, if we cannot maintain sufficient safe staffing levels, Teachers, Learning Assistants, Office Staff, Site Manager, due to problems with travel, we will have to close either for the whole day or part of the day.  Every effort will be made to grit our paths.  However, parents/carers and children are advised to take great care at all times when accessing the school site as the local council are responsible for the areas outside the school and as we are not on a main road we are not always a priority.

Please ensure children come to school in suitable clothing and appropriate footwear.  Children will be allowed to play in the snow if they have their coats and a change of footwear with them.

As long as we are able to receive deliveries of fresh food and our kitchen staff have made it into work, we will continue to provide a hot meal service.  However, there may be some deviation from the published menu.  Notice will be given should the children need to be provided with a packed lunch.

Please also be aware that after school clubs may be cancelled at relatively short notice.  All cancellations will be communicated via our Teachers to Parents text messaging service, so please ensure the school office has your up to date mobile number.

In the event of school closure, parents/carers will be advised via our Teachers to Parents Text Messaging system.  Heart Essex FM and Dream 100 will also regularly inform the public of school closures.

Parents/carers can see the full list of closures on the Essex County Website.

http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/dates/Pages/Emergency-School-Closures.aspx