Severe Winter Weather Procedures

Penguin shovelling snowWe will always do our best to keep the school open and if you have not heard anything, please assume that it is business as usual.

The school will only close if we have insufficient staff to supervise children, or if there are health and safety issues.  We will make a decision as early as possible.  If we decide that it is safe to open, children should not arrive before 9:00 am (this is because staff may be late).  If school paths need gritting or clearing, we may decide to use only the main entrance.  All other gates/entrances will remain closed.  Don’t worry about arriving late there will be no ‘late book’ in operation on these occasions.

How will you be informed?

1. Try to avoid ringing the school. Staff may be very busy.

2. We will text you using our normal system so please make sure the details held in the school office are up to date.

3. We will post a message on the home page of the school website: www.nethertonmoss.co.uk

4. Closure could be broadcast on local radio.

If there is no information, this means the school will be open.

Your decision.

If you live some distance away, you must make your own decision about road conditions and let the school know if your child will not be attending.  If you live within walking distance, your child is expected to attend if the school is open.

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During the school day

Should the Head decide it is necessary to close the school during the day, parents will be contacted via text or telephone, to collect their child.  Children will be kept safe in school until parents can collect them.  If parents are delayed due to the adverse weather conditions, they should contact the school as soon as possible to give an anticipated arrival time.  Parents must consider their own safety, traffic congestion and the safety of others in these circumstances.

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