ARRANGEMENTS IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
The school will stay open if at all possible when there is severe weather, including snow and flooding. Parents have the responsibility for getting students to and from school safely and need to decide if the journey is safe when severe weather affects transport and/or walking conditions. You should inform school if your child is absent due to severe conditions making the journey unsafe. Only if you consider that there is a real danger of your child not getting home safely should you come into school to collect them. If conditions worsen in the school day and you feel it is absolutely necessary to collect children, the school should if possible be contacted prior to collection. Please avoid collecting children before the end of the day unless you feel their safety is at risk.
Information about school closure will be posted:
- on our website www.hillview.kent.sch.uk and appears as a scrolling message on the Home Page.
- to our facebook page www.facebook.com/hillviewschool
- via our Twitter account www.Twitter.com/Hillviewschool
- via KCC’s school closure links: http://www.kentschoolclosures.co.uk/master.php & http://www.kmfm.co.uk/
- or listen to Radio Kent 96.7FM or KMFM 96.2FM
You can pick up tweets on mobile phones by following us @Hillviewschool.
We will endeavour to get key messages onto these sites by 7.00 a.m.
Parents should be aware that the radio stations listed offer a service to alert parents about school closures due to bad weather, heating problems, etc. During periods of severe weather, the details are regularly updated on air and on their websites. To ensure the effectiveness of this system, parents are requested to listen to this service and not make individual calls to the radio station or to the school, as this diverts staff away from providing an efficient service for all.