Adverse Weather Guidance

As the weather is becoming colder, it is worth taking note of the guidance for parents during adverse weather.  A copy of this guidance will also be sent home in school bag mail today. 

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Severe Weather Procedures 

At Milton of Leys Primary

TRAVELLING TO SCHOOL DURING ADVERSE WEATHER

It is the responsibility of parents or carers to decide if a pupil should attempt to travel to school, by transport or on foot, in adverse weather conditions.  The Education Authority encourages full attendance at school but in severe weather conditions the safety of pupils is much more important.

PROCEDURES FOR INFORMING PARENTS OF SCHOOL CLOSURE

  • parents should advise schools of an alternative address, as close as possible to the school, which may be used by their children in emergencies.
  • the school will advise parents of normal local arrangements for school transport and any special arrangements in the event of adverse weather.
  • the school will establish a system of communication with parents and transport operators and ensure that parents are fully informed of the arrangements.

This will include a telephone information service which can be accessed by dialing: 0800 564 2272  and using the PIN number: 041820

The website https://www.highland.gov.uk/schoolclosures will also be updated with information for individual schools on a daily basis.

Please note that in the event of severe weather, the decision as to whether a child should attend school is entirely down to each parent/carer and this decision should be made taking into consideration whether a child can safely make it to and from school.

WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POOR….

  • Local radio stations issue news and weather bulletins on traffic conditions and school closures. Transmissions may not cover all households and may be subject to re-scheduling but should be helpful.  Parents are advised to remain “tuned in” to ongoing road weather, or school information updates.

Moray Firth Radio-www.mfr.co.uk

Normally hourly news bulletins and half-hourly summaries will carry local information on weather, roads and conditions affecting schools.  Morning updates will usually be given at 7.10, 7.40, 8.10 & 8.40am. In severe conditions normal programmes will be interrupted more frequently to carry emergency bulletins.

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