As you may be aware, the Met Office has issued a Weather Warning for tomorrow, Friday, which is now escalated to Red for parts of the South West.
As part of our ongoing safeguarding around school, we hope for the best but plan for the worst:
- risk-assess our school grounds, securing any loose objects around school as much as possible tonight (Thursday);
- possibly bring the children in at 8:40am when the gates first open, depending on the conditions;
- monitor roof tiles through the day;
- possibly have in-door breaks and lunchtimes, again, depending on conditions at the time. Teachers have the discretion to take any opportunities for outdoor breaks at times when conditions improve;
- ensure that pick-up time is quick and effective should conditions continue across the day.
- drive extra slow and careful past school – hope for the best, but plan for the worst: could you stop in time if a child / adult lost their footing and were blown off their feet / a horse is on the road?
- keep yourself safe down our lanes. Beware of any fallen debris. Families are great at notifying me of anything, so I can always let you know if there is a known tree down etc!
- plan your route, tomorrow, and spot any potential hazards.
I will also follow this advice on my 25-mile journey into school.
This is purely precautionary and school is most certainly open for business!