SEVERE WEATHER ARRANGEMENTS & EMERGENCY CLOSURE PLAN
In the event of severe weather information about school closures will be available from these sources:
|Service.||Contact Details||When Used||Other Comments|
|Radio Tay Am.||Not applicable||All Instances||Frequency AM 1584 and 1161|
|Radio Tay Fm.||Not applicable||All Instances||FM 96.4 and 102.8|
|PKC Customer Service Centre – Number for Parents.||0845 3011100 (calls charged at local rate)or 1738 475000 (main Council line)||All Instances||Available from 08:00 hours to 18:00 hours however this line may operate from 07:00 hours in exceptional circumstances.|
|PKC website.||http://www.pkc.gov.uk/||All instances||Parents/Carers can find closure updates on the Perth and Kinross Council website by logging onto http://www.pkc.gov.uk/ and go into the link ‘Information for you’ listed at the bottom of the page, and then into the link ‘school closures’.|
|PKC Twitter and Facebook.||www.pkc.gov.uk/socialmedia||All instances|
|Radio Heartland.||Not applicable||Widespread conditions||FM 97.5, 106.6Used if schools closed are within an area known not to receive Radio Tay signal|
|Radio Central||Not applicable||Widespread conditions||FM 103.1Used if schools closed are within an area known not to receive Radio Tay signal|
Every effort will be made to keep our school open up to the point that doing so would involve unreasonable risk. When the school is open parents will need to use their own judgement based on conditions where they live as to whether it is safe to send their children to school or not. If you keep your child at home please contact the school as soon as possible to let us know. If your child uses the school bus please contact the bus company, Airport Travel, directly to find out if the bus is operating: their telephone number is 01382 220088.
If we have to close the school early whilst pupils are at school we will keep all children in school until we have contacted parents to come and collect them; we will phone you at home first but may also contact you at work. If we cannot contact you we will call your emergency contact. Please ensure you have given us up to date telephone contact numbers for you and your emergency contacts; and that your emergency contact lives close enough to come to school to collect your child in the event of an emergency or school closure.
In the event of snow or frost janitorial staff aim to clear one path from the pavement to the school in the morning before school starts; usually we do better than this. However, it is in the nature of snow and frost that they are slippy and therefore great care should be taken by everyone on their journey to school in these weather conditions.