At Expanse Learning we want to ensure that in the event of extreme weather conditions, adequate measures are in place to enable our college to remain open.
It is always the priority to remain open to students to minimise disruption to their learning. To this end, our site staff work hard to ensure that the site is safe for students and visitors.
In the event of extreme weather, where a college site is unable to guarantee adequate staffing, a decision will be taken by SLT as to whether to close the site.
We may decide to close a specific site while others remain open. Where no updates have been provided students, parents and carers should assume that the college is open as normal. However, if a decision is made to close, this will be communicated out to students, parents and carers at the earliest opportunity.
In the event of site closure, staff will (where possible), be available on site to ensure that messages and communication are maintained for the first few hours of closure; thereafter the site will be closed and unmanned. Lessons will be offered to for students via online learning.
Decisions taken by SLT for any college closure, will be communicated by one or more of the following means:
College Closure during the Day
In the event of extreme weather during the college day, a decision will be taken by the SLT as to whether the site should remain open or not, considering the safety of all students and staff.
If a decision is made for an early closure, we will use the same communication methods to contact parents and carers. In planning for extreme weather events, we advise all students, staff and visitors to wear appropriate clothing and footwear.