As the cold weather will soon be upon us, I would like to remind parents about the arrangements if the school has to close.
Each day of any adverse weather, I as Headteacher will make an assessment about whether it is safe and practical to open the school to pupils. This decision will be made early in the morning, in enough time to inform you if we are to close.
The school will stay open if at all possible when there is severe weather. Parents and carers have the responsibility of getting children/pupils to and from school safely and need to decide if the journey is safe when severe weather affects transport and/or walking conditions. Parents/carers should inform the school if their child is absent due to severe weather conditions making the journey unsafe.
Please consider carefully and only keep children at home if conditions are unsafe.
On occasions, the school will need to close and a message will go out via:
School website: www.platts-heath.kent.sch.uk
Kent School Closure website: www.kentclosures.co.uk
SMS text service: If you have registered with us for this service
Radio stations: Radio Kent, Heart FM and KMFM
If on the rare occasion the school closes at a time within the school day, parents/carers will be informed by telephone.
Late opening and/or early closure is a possibility in poor weather conditions and the school will either inform parents the night before or via the Local Radio.
If conditions worsen in the school day and parents feel it is absolutely necessary to collect children, the school should if possible, be contacted prior to collection.
Please avoid collecting children before the end of the day unless you feel their safety is at risk.