Emergency Closure

EMERGENCY CLOSURE – GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS

Should we be forced to close the school at short notice due to power cuts, bad weather, illness, heating failure, industrial action or any other major event we will:

a) broadcast the information on Wiltshire Radio (97.2 & 102.2 HEART FM) and keep them informed of the situation throughout the day.

b) put notices in Tesco and on the school gates.

c) where possible we will put a message on our website www.kingslodge.wilts.sch.uk and we will also update ‘ansaphone’ with the current situation. Both these systems are totally dependent on us having a power supply.

d) use email communication with those parents on the school’s email distribution list.

e) endeavour to keep the school office open, with a skeleton staff.

f) have staff and/or governors at the school gates from 8.30am to 9.00am to update you on the situation and to direct children who come to school alone to the school office, where we will contact their parents to arrange for them to be collected.

g) contact parents by telephone, email and/or mobile phone cascade, where possible, if we should need to close the school during the course of a school day.

Please note: Arrangements will be made to accommodate children until they are collected though we would be grateful if this could be as quickly as possible.

REMEMBER – Details of the closure will also be broadcast on Wiltshire Radio
(97.2 & 102.2 HEART FM)

We would like you to:

a) ensure that if your child walks to school alone he/she knows that they MUST come into school and report to the school office even if they are told during their journey that the school is closed. They must not go straight home.

b) listen to broadcasts on Wiltshire Radio (97.2 & 102.2 HEART FM) / consult the school website where possible.

c) tell any unaccompanied children who are on their way to school that they MUST report to school where they will be cared for until their parents can be contacted. DO NOT TELL THEM TO GO HOME.

d) ensure that all your contact details in the school office are up-to-date.

THANK YOU