School closure as a result of severe weather conditions or other emergency situations
In the event of severe weather conditions or other emergency situations the Headteacher, in consultation where practicable with the Chair of Governors, will assess the situation. In their assessment they will take account of the:-
a) safety and accessibility of the site and surrounding area
b) availability of heat, light, power and water
c) availability of staff
d) availability of meals
Communication of open / closed decision
The decision of school closure will be taken at the earliest possible appropriate time to allow for adequate communication of the decision to parents and pupils.
Parents should listen to the local radio stations for up to date information, they can also find information at www.coventry.gov.uk/schoolclosures
Closures will also be reported on Coventry City Council's Twitter account www.twitter.com/coventrycc and Facebook account www.facebook.com/coventrycc
Please do not telephone the media as this may impede communication between schools and the radio stations.