Emergency Closure Procedure
It is the policy of the Academy to remain fully open at all times however, in the event of unforeseen circumstances where the Principal has no alternative but to close the Academy the following procedures will be followed.
Closure during the Academy day
The Academy will make every effort to accommodate all students until the end of the KS4 lunch at 1:30pm. A message will be sent via Lincolnshire radio (94.9) and Lincs FM (102.2) informing the public that the Academy will close early. A text message will also be sent to parents. If there is sufficient time, a letter will be given to students informing parents of the circumstances of the closure. Information will also be published on the Academy website.
Students will then be allowed home under the following conditions;
- Students can safely walk or cycle home and will be able to gain access once they reach home.
- Students are able to gain access once they reach home.
- Students can contact parents via the Academy telephone and can be picked up from the Academy.
Any student who cannot get home safely will be instructed to report to a specific area where they will be supervised until 3:15pm.
It is important for parents to discuss with their son/daughter whether, in these circumstances, they should go home early or remain supervised until the end of the day. If parents are collecting students, the students should report to the specified area for collection and remain there until parents arrive.
If for Health and Safety reasons it is essential to close the Academy immediately and we are therefore unable to provide lunches, the above procedure will be followed for the release of students.
Closure due to inclement weather overnight
If the Academy has to close due to extreme weather conditions or a Health and Safety issue, the Principal will ensure that messages are announced on the local radio stations as early as possible. Further messages will be issued in order to keep parents informed of when the Academy will be opening again.
Somercotes Academy PrincipalFrances Green
Tollbar MAT Chief ExecutiveDavid J Hampson
OBE, BSc, BA.