Developing a communication process with staff and parents

Headteachers should aim by an appropriate time in the morning to have received notification from staff if they are unable to travel. Once a pre-determined level of absence is reported this may trigger the need to close.

Headteachers will also be aware of the travel and school neighbourhood conditions. This may, in itself, be a trigger to close.

Inform and update parents via phone message/website/noticeboard with regards to school openings/closures (please add a date to your message). For example, confirmation of opening or closing could be posted by 8am to allow parents to make decisions regarding work and child minding.

Use the free USO OpenCheck service to update parents and carers on school status

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Last updated: 01 Aug 2023