In case it is not possible to open the school because of severe weather, the headteacher makes a decision about the school closure based upon local conditions, a risk assessment and Local Authority guidance.
If the headteacher takes a decision to close, the information will be posted as soon as possible
- On the school website.
- Parents will be contacted by sms. (Please Note: You do not have to respond to any text messages you receive.)
- The closure will also be reported on www.hertsdirect.org.uk and will be broadcast on BBC Three Counties Radio, 103.8FM.
Our experience last year was that so many schools and families were trying to access various websites and communication systems that there were serious delays. Please be patient and keep trying. Make sure you know your telephone tree established via tutor groups.
Just as the headteacher will have to make a judgement on whether to close the school or not, parents will have to make a judgement on the safety or otherwise, of children travelling to school. We are crossing our fingers that we will not have to put any of these plans into action this winter.