Emergency Closure Procedures
Emergency Closure Plans
Latest snow email sent on Sunday 18th March
Advice received from Hampshire County Council on Wednesday 28th February 2018
Please find below, information to support and assist you in preparations for, and response to, the expected spell of adverse weather.
Decisions made relating to school closures are for the Headteacher to determine, in consultation with the governing body. This decision should be based on local conditions and circumstances. Wherever possible, we would encourage to schools and education settings to remain open and operate as usual.
With this in mind, schools should make appropriate preparations for the weather and any contingency plans that Headteachers may consider necessary.
As always, our aim is to keep the school open whatever the circumstances. However if there are severe weather conditions leading to significant safety problems with the roads; it may be necessary to close the school as less than half of our teaching staff are in a reasonable walking distance. Emergency closures could also apply if we had problems with the heating etc.
Should it ever be necessary to close the school; we will inform parents through the following channels
A text and email will be sent via Schoolcomms
A message will be put on the front page of our website in the Noticeboard section http://www.heatherside-jun.hants.sch.uk/
Information will be put on the Hampshire County Council Website http://www.hants.gov.uk/education/schoolclosures/
We will contact Eagle Radio
A follow up email will be sent with any updates