As you may be aware, there is the possibility of snow and ice this week and we want to remind parents and carers of our procedures should school ever need to close.
In the event of any closure, details will be provided via:
- Text messages (to the usual priority contact number we have on file)
- School website
- Our Twitter feed
- The school Facebook page
We will not set specific work for students, but we do expect all students with exams this year (including Year 10, who are sitting GCSE English Literature) to spend the time revising. In line with our usual expectations, we would also encourage all students to spend time reading anything that takes their interest.
It is important to stress that we fully expect school to remain open this week and the measures above are just a precaution in case the weather does turn out to be worse than expected.
We understand that school closures can cause significant problems for families and we will always do all we can to remain open – even if that is just remaining open for supervision of students for whom parents cannot arrange appropriate childcare at short notice. However, I am sure you will appreciate that health and safety always has to be the main concern.
Given that roads might be icy, we would also like to suggest that students come to school in footwear with good grip – if needs be, carrying their school shoes in their bag and putting them on when they arrive.