In order to ensure the safety of all we have had to make adjustments to our routines for today.
ALL SCHOOL PERIMETER GATES ARE CLOSED EXCEPT THE MAIN GATES OFF COLIN AVENUE. THE MAIN GATE IS THE SOLE GRITTED ENTRANCE UNTIL WEATHER CONDITIONS HAVE IMPROVED ENOUGH TO PREVENT POSSIBLE SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS ON UNGRITTED ROUTES.
ADEQUATE GRITTING IS IN PLACE IN DESIGNATED AREAS, AND IF SENSIBLE FOOTWEAR IS BEING WORN, THEN THERE IS MINIMAL CHANCE OF ANYONE FALLING OVER DUE TO GROUND ICE OR SNOW
(We are sure you will understand that it is simply not possible to clear a pathway for pedestrians around our whole site and to all our classroom entry points and then up-keep it as more snow falls or ice develops.)
9.15 onwards start – children will not be marked late if they arrive before 10.00. (We need a staggered start because the volume of traffic will be great through limited access points.)
As many staff as possible will be on hand to help direct.
A handful of teachers may not make it into school, but we plan to muddle through to accommodate all pupils.
As parents ourselves, we understand that these weather conditions are dangerous under foot; the winds are perishingly cold for pupils to be out in. With all the changes to the school day and the inconvenience this will cause, any parent who makes the decision not to send their children to school will not be penalised. The child’s absence record will not be affected. It will not affect those with 100% attendance. However, we are trying to strike a happy medium by also supporting those parents who need to work.
Planned home time is 3.15pm. We will be in touch throughout the day should this change.