Severe Weather

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

WE WILL USE THE TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE TO INFORM YOU IF THE SCHOOL IS CLOSED. PLEASE CHECK YOUR MOBILE PHONE IF THE WEATHER IS SEVERE.

  • 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 home? You could:

  • 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.

We will also be using our Text Messaging service to inform parents as soon as a decision has been taken to close the school, or we are planning an early closure.

During the severe weather if any parent wishes to collect their children from school earlier than 3:15 pm then that is allowed.

 

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