Storm Eunice- School building closed and blended learning implemented
We have in the last few minutes received an email from the Local Authority ‘strongly recommending’ that we close school and move to blended learning tomorrow due to the threat posed by Storm Eunice.
The Met Office has upgraded the Storm Eunice Weather Warning for tomorrow (Friday 18th February) to RED. This is due to the significant disruption and dangerous conditions predicted due to extremely strong winds resulting in the following:
- Flying debris resulting in danger to life
- Damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
- Uprooted trees are likely
- Roads, bridges and railway lines closed, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
- Power cuts affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- Large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and homes, including flooding of some coastal properties
Given this position, and in an unprecedented move, the Council is strongly recommending that all schools not already due to be closed for INSET purposes, make plans to move to blended learning arrangements for tomorrow.
I have confirmed this with our Chair of Governors and we will follow the recommendation of the Local Authority.
Apologies for any inconvenience this short notice may cause families but we feel it pertinent to follow local authority advice.
All teachers will set work for children on Google classroom by 9:30am tomorrow morning. There will be no ‘live lessons’ but teachers will be available for communication via Goggle classroom for the day until 3:30pm to answer any queries or respond to work posted. Please continue to use the school office for communication after this day.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you all after half term.