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Monday, 12 June 2017 10:27
General Background information:
We are often asked if the roads around Tetford are a major problem in snow and ice. We have no more difficulty than any other school in staying open. Significant closure due to poor weather is unusual.
Like most schools we do like to be prepared and ask parents to keep us informed of who may collect their children in the event of a sudden 'snow event'. This may not, of course, be the normal 'collector' so up to date information is vital.
In the event of a closure during the day it is important that we can ensure that every child is collected as quickly as possible by their parents / guardians or, alternatively, a nominated person who is able to get to school and collect them on your behalf. In some periods of poor weather in previous years parents have discussed plans together for collection - meaning that a parent with a suitable vehicle has consent to take a group of children. The more names we have as agreed 'collectors' the easier it will be to ensure pupils are able to get home quickly. If you have any such arrangements please let us know. We will already have your 'regular' contacts listed and there is no need to advise us of these again. Please e-mail:
Please note that you MUST have agreed in advance with anyone listed and they should be aware of the arrangement!
Any closure decisions will always be notified IMMEDIATELY to LincsFM (102.2FM) and BBC Radio Lincolnshire (94.9FM). In very snowy weather if it's not on the radio that doesn't mean we ARE open as lots of schools will be ringing in and it can take some time to get through... Information will be posted on this website as soon as is practical (which may NOT, of course, be immediately).
Messages will, where possible, be sent out to mobiles. They will be sent to the mobile numbers which we hold for you all - if you have changed your mobile please let us know as soon as possible!
SCHOOL MEALS - IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that if the school
is forced to close due to bad weather 'The Farm Kitchen' will only offer
refunds if they are given 24 hours notice by parents or school. Given
the unpredictable nature of the weather and the aim to stay open if possible it is
unlikely that school will ever be able to give 24 hours notice of a closure.
We therefore suggest that:
If we do
have to close, or the weather is treacherous, please send messages to me
- which will help to inform any decisions which I, and the Chairman
of the Governors, have to make. We have pupils from over forty villages and
information upon the situation in as many of them as possible is extremely
If there is bad weather over the winter I will set up dedicated pages on the website and update them frequently, internet connection permitting! Expect very regular updates in such circumstances.
When snow occurs we have to be aware that over 60% of our children travel
by bus and that the bus travels along narrow and hilly roads, most of which
are neither cleared or gritted. If the weather deteriorates during a
school day it can become priority to ensure that the children and staff are able to
get home safely. With this in mind: