Adverse Weather Procedures

The weather forecast suggests a chance of snow this week, so we thought it would be helpful to remind you of our school closure procedures in the event of severe weather conditions.

We have to weigh up many different risks regarding travelling to school, site safety and pupil supervision on site.   Maintaining the level of learning is extremely important, but we have to balance that against the risks to our pupils and staff.  Closing the school is the very last option for us.  We know that for working parents when the school has to close this presents problems with regard to childcare, so the decision will not be taken lightly.

We keep up-to-date with forecasts and weather warnings, however some snow and ice conditions can be quite localised, especially in the Ditton Priors local area.

In the event of overnight snow, we endeavour to make an early decision regarding opening the school. If the decision is made to close the school, parents will be notified on:-

  • Radio Shropshire: 96FM
  • Shropshire Council Website: shropshire.gov.uk/school-closures
  • School’s Website: www.browncleeschool.org.uk
  • School’s Social Media (Twitter and Facebook pages)

When the weather forecast suggests that there is snow arriving during the school day, the decision to close or not, is much trickier and we can’t always get it right!

In the event of the school having to close after the start of the school day, parents will be notified by phone/social media and the school’s website, requesting parents to collect their child as soon as possible. We strongly advise that, if snow is forecast during the day, you monitor the above sources of information as the snow situation can change quite quickly in Ditton Priors.  The safety of all children, staff and parents is our key priority.

Please do not ring school – we need to keep the lines clear for emergencies.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT CLOSING A SCHOOL IS NEVER A DECISION THAT IS TAKEN LIGHTLY; WE WILL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO STAY OPEN.

Help Your Child Read Presentation

Following our Curriculum Committee Meeting last night, where we reviewed progress on the School’s Development Plan, we thought it would be helpful to share the presentation given to parents to help offer strategies and guidance with helping your child read.  This includes information on the teaching and pronunciation of phonics, as well as ideas to help engage children with the content of the text including questioning and prompts for working out tricky words.

Help Your Child Read Presentation

Correction re PE Uniform

A big thank you to Mrs Smith, for noticing in our letter regarding PE uniform and jewellery, that we had erroneously copied and pasted information that is now out of date – and that the PE T-shirt is green and not white! I hope that this hasn’t caused too much confusion, it is a rather busy time of year!

Change of Date: Help Your Child Read Workshop

Unfortunately we have had to reschedule the ‘Help Your Child Read’ workshop that was due to be held this Wednesday at 6pm.  The new date for this session is now Wednesday 21st November at 6pm in school.  Sincere apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause, and hopefully you can still attend.

The presentation and any accompanying leaflets will also be made available on the school website.