BROADGREEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL EXTREME WEATHER POLICY – STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Broadgreen International School is committed to opening in all circumstances, it is very unlikely that Broadgreen International School will ever have to close and parents and students should assume the School remains open unless they hear otherwise.
However in the event of severe weather conditions (very heavy snow) the School considers the safety and wellbeing of its students and staff with the utmost importance and any decision to close the School will be taken after the following have been considered :
The School will also take into account local and national weather forecasts and may base our decision to close (or remain closed during a prolonged snowy spell) on these.
2.1 Snowfall overnight
If there is heavy snowfall overnight the School Management Team will need to decide whether it is safe to open the school. We will do everything possible to make our decision by 7.00 a.m.
If we decide not to open we will :
Contact Radio City and Radio Merseyside who will broadcast the closure on air
Record a telephone message on the School’s main number 0151 228 6800
Update the School’s website www. broadgreeninternationalschool.com
Text as many parents as possible via the School text service
2.2. Snowfall during the school day
If there is heavy snow during the school day, the students will be sent home at the most timely and appropriate time.
We will send a letter home with each child, informing parents/carers to check the Schools communications systems as in 2.1
Members of staff who live in vulnerable geographical areas will be invited to go home at the safest opportunity.
The School will implement emergency contingency plans for staffing exams and students should always turn up to sit their exams as normal.
4. Ground Safety
4.1 Grounds Safety
In the event of heavy snow or ice the site staff will try to ensure a clear pathway into the School site and grit the cleared path as per the gritting plan. This will mean that priority will be given to Heliers Road Entrance and that other gates may be closed. There will be signage indicating this.
4.2 Planning Ahead