Emergency Closure Advice for Parents and Carers
Decision to close the school
The decision to close or partially close the School and or Children’s Centre can only be made by the Head, in consultation with the Chair of Governors wherever possible.
The health and safety of pupils, staff and volunteers will always be paramount.
We always aim to keep the school open but a decision to close will be based on:
•Severity of weather conditions
• Access to essential services (heating, power, water etc)
• Site safety
• Staffing levels
Should the need arise to close the school at short notice, parents/carers, staff and volunteers are advised to note the following arrangements.
Closure before the start of the school day
If the School and/or Children’s Centre is unable to open at the start of the day parents/carers, staff and volunteers are advised to:
Check the following websites regularly:
• Dovers Green: www.dovers-green.surrey.sch.uk
• Surrey County Council, where information about emergency school closures are published https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/school-closures
Tune in to these local radio stations for advice and updates:
• Radio Heart 102.7 and on their website at www.heart.co.uk/crawley/local/snow
In the event of an emergency closure, the school will aim to:
• notify Surrey County Council
• update the Dovers Green website
• send a text/email to parents/carers and staff. Please make sure your contact details are up to date
• display informative posters at the school gates
Closure during the school day:
If the School and/or Children’s Centre has to close for any reason during the school day (e.g. onset of severe weather, heating system break down), a text/email will be sent to parents/carers requesting they collect their child directly from the school or make alternative arrangements which the school is informed of. The adult collecting your child must sign them out on their teacher’s class list.