Snow Closure and Adverse Weather
At Sudell Primary School it is of paramount importance that school remains open where possible but accepts that it may be necessary to close due to circumstances beyond our control.
Reasons may include (but this list is not exhaustive):
Severe weather including snow, flooding or storms
Accommodation problems, for example loss of power supply, heating failure or fire damage
Disruption to staffing levels due to strikes or a severe sickness outbreak
Factors involved in deciding to enforce a school closure will be based on:
Access to school – road conditions (obstacles such as snow, ice, flood waters, availability of transport)
Breakdown of essential school services – loss of heating, power, water or severe damage to the school building caused by a storm or other event)
At times when weather conditions are so severe the Principal may consider that the Health and Safety of the pupils and staff are best served by closing the school.
This may be because of an advance severe weather warning to close the school the following day; not to open at all following overnight weather conditions or to close early on the day.
The decision to close school will be made by the Principal in conjunction with the Chair of Governors and the Local Authority will be informed.
Procedure for informing parents / carers
The Principal will inform the School Office who will then send a text message/email to all parents / carers. The school website www.sudellprimaryschool.co.uk will have the closure information on the Home Page and this will be updated throughout the enforced closure. An announcement will also be made on BBC Radio Lancashire. (It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that mobile telephone numbers and email addresses are kept up-to-date with the school office).
Should it be necessary to close school early the Principal will:
Ensure that as many parents as possible are telephoned / receive a text message and / or email.
Staff will be available to supervise pupils who cannot go home early. The safety of pupil’s will be considered at all times. Any further notices will be updated via the school website and via text message / email.
Reading at Sudell
Here at Sudell we believe that reading is one of the key skills your child will ever learn. Children are taught the early
reading skills of segmenting and blending through daily Read Write Inc. lessons,
this means that children who are working at the same phonic level are taught together regardless
of the year group they are in. Alongside this all children receive daily reading opportunities with an adult
and to further fluency and understanding we use a variety of schemes as well as non scheme books when
the children are able to read independently.