Bad Weather Plan

At Expanse Learning we want to ensure that in the event of heavy snowfall or extreme weather conditions, adequate measures are in place to enable our School to remain open.

It is always the priority to remain open in order to maintain high standards of learning. To this end, our site staff work tirelessly to ensure that the site is safe for students, staff and visitors.

Aims:

This plan aims to:-

Procedure:

In the event of heavy snowfall, where an Expanse Learning site is unable to guarantee a full capacity of staff, a decision will be taken by school staff as to whether to close a specific site.

School staff may decide to close a specific site while others remain open. Where no updates have been provided parents and students should assume that the school is open as normal. However, if a decision is made to close, this will be communicated out to parents/carers and staff as soon as possible.

In the event of school closure, a member of 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 continue for all students via the online offer. 

Decisions taken by school staff for any school closure, will be communicated by one or more of the following means:

School Closure during the Day

In the event of heavy snowfall during the school day, a decision will be taken by the Board of Directors as to whether the site should remain open or not, taking into account the safety of all pupils/learners and staff.

If a decision is made for an early closure, the communication methods will remain the same as in full school/college closure. Given the event of bad weather, the school advises all pupils, students, staff and visitors to wrap up warmly and wear sensible footwear.

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