Wessex Learning Trust
Extreme Weather Protocol
School Day is operational as usual
Nailsea School will do its utmost to try to remain open wherever possible and a decision to close the School will only be made if we cannot keep the site safe, if the travel routes to and from School are a cause for concern, or if the student:teacher ratio is deemed to be unsafe.
We recognise that it is important that our school remains open so parents are able to work and pupils can continue to learn. Our immediate concern in any decision is for the welfare of the children travelling to and from school, but it is also significant that the majority of our school staff travel some distance to get to work.
However, in the event of extreme weather which threatens the safety of students and staff, a decision to close the School will be made and the following protocols will apply.
Closure before the start of the School day due to severe weather:
If we decide to close the School before the start of the School day, we will inform you in the following ways:
WINTEREvery winter brings the possibility of snow and ice. Extreme bad weather can cause widespread and prolonged disruption.As a fundamental principle every effort must be made to keep schools open, even if only limited numbers of pupils can attend. If snow and ice make driving dangerous the decision may be taken to close the school for the day.
SUMMEROccasionally rising temperatures dictate that students are given the option of wearing their PE kit – should this situation occur parents will be informed via email.
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