Adverse weather

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS – ARE YOU PREPARED

During periods of severe weather there may be school closures or disruption to your child’s Home to School Transport. In these circumstances do you know what to do? Here are some tips

Listen to Local Radio Stations….Mainly BBC Radio Newcastle 95.4fm; other useful Stations are Real Radio 100 to 102fm and Radio Borders 102.3fm.

Go to the Northumberland County Council Website – www.northumberland.gov.uk.

The County Council will continuously update news on the front page.

In extreme cases a school may have to close during the day due to severe weather and your child will be sent home early. Do you have a procedure in place for the care of your child until you arrive?

Make arrangements with a relative or close friend to care for your child until you are able to get home.

Inform the School and Transport provider of these arrangements as it may be necessary for your child to seek alternative transportation from School.

Make sure the school have an I.C.E. “In Case of Emergency” contact telephone number.

Investigate whether your child’s school operates an “Emergency Alert Scheme” and sign up to it.

Above all, make sure your child is aware of the arrangements.

For more information please call our Contact Centre on 0845 600 6400

January 2014