Adverse Weather Contingency Plan

Now that we are experiencing wintry weather conditions, I would like to outline the arrangements we have put into place should the weather conditions become extreme.

On wet mornings the children should come into the junior department and main building via the main doors and they will be looked after until 8.55am before being sent along to their classrooms.

Should there be a snowfall our janitors will clear a path from the main car park to the front door of each of the buildings and the stairs leading from the main building up to the junior department will also be cleared.

The path to the rear of the school leading up to Glenwood Nursery will not be cleared by the school’s janitorial staff.

During periods of severe adverse weather the Council will endeavour to do everything in its power to ensure that schools remain open. However, should our school require to be closed, as much notice as possible will be given to parents. This may take the form of an email, memo in the school bag, and a notice on the home page of the school website.

East Renfrewshire Council’s official website will also contain up to date information regarding the impact of the adverse weather conditions on Council services including schools.

Should the school require to be closed during the course of a school day; no child will be allowed to make their way home unsupervised. Parents, having been contacted by text, will be expected to make arrangements for pupils to be collected from the school. If you have recently changed any of your contact details, please inform the school.

Pupils who normally travel by school bus will be escorted to buses by school staff provided that this service is still operational, otherwise the children will remain in school until collected by an adult.

If you require to telephone the school the main office telephone number is 0141 570 7280

Please note the additional telephone numbers which should only be used in periods of adverse weather when we might expect to experience an increased volume of calls;

P1 – P3     0141 570 7291

P4 – P5     0141 570 7293

P6 – P7     0141 570 7286

Yours sincerely
Charles Jamieson
Head Teacher