The Met Office has advised us that there is the chance of snow at some point over the next week, so we want to take this opportunity to remind you of our communication procedure in the event of poor weather.
Firstly, it is important to say that we will always endeavour to keep our school open if it is safe to do so. If the decision to close a school is made, this decision is taken by Mr Waldron, in consultation with the school’s Governing Board Chair. These decisions are not taken lightly and are often made following a recommendation from the Local Authority or as a result of warnings from the police, transport authorities or met office.
Schools very occasionally close in the event of severe weather conditions, a loss of essential services (power, water or heating), insufficient staff numbers or another significant happening. Many of our staff, especially our qualified teachers, live quite a distance from school so we have to consider whether those staff are able to travel safely to school in the event of poor weather. In the event of school closure we will notify parents through the Bucks County Council Website.
Mr Waldron is the only person with the authority to list the school closure on this secure site so, if our school is listed as closed, we are closed – there is no need to ring the school. The local radio stations (Mix 96 and Three Counties Radio) will also be informed if we are closed for any reason. We’ll also try to get an update posted to our school website.
Please do not ring the school. Always check the Bucks County Council website first. The volume of incoming calls can make it difficult for us to contact our staff or emergency services if every parent tries to call in.
Always check this website first and follow the links to education, schools, and school closures.
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