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Mellor St Mary CE Primary School

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Unavoidable closures

Coronavirus Plan 

Our school will only be closed if one or more of the following conditions apply:

  • confirmed case of coronavirus involving pupils or staff or immediate families.
  • government directive from the Department of Education or Public Health England

 

Steps taken to decide on whether to close the school will be as follows..........e.g.

  • Head teacher will liaise with the Local Authority/ Diocese of Blackburn and Chair of Governors and a joint decision will be made whether school should be open or not.
  • The decision to open school, or not, will be communicated to staff and communicated to parents via
  • The school website
  • Email
  • Local Authority and local media websites.
  • Decisions will be made and communicated before 3pm each subsequent day

 

Your child's education is important and we will be setting lessons via Class Pages.

NOTIFICATION OF UNAVOIDABLE CLOSURES

 

School Name:

Mellor St Mary CE Primary School

 

There are times during the school year (190 days) when school may have to close due to unforeseen circumstances. These closures are taken as a last resort measure after every attempt has been made to keep the school open.

Below is a list of possible reasons for closure.

 

Reason(s) For Closure

1.

Adverse weather

 

12.

No electricity

 

2.

Bomb alert

 

13.

No heating

 

3.

Breakdown of Equipment

 

14.

No water

 

4.

Contractual delays

 

15.

Other

 

5.

Environmental Health

 

16.

Pandemic *

 

6.

Excessive staff absence

 

17.

Police Action

 

7.

Fire

 

18.

Post accident/incident trauma

 

8.

Flood

 

19.

Safety

 

9.

Funeral

 

20.

Structural Damage

 

10.

Industrial action

 

21.

Unplanned event

 

SHORT TERM:

If we need to close school for a day parents will be informed as soon as possible through school email, school website and/or phone call, from either the school Bursar or Headteacher. A message will be put out through local radio (BBC Lancashire)

 

In the event of an emergency closure / evacuation, school will relocate initially to St Mary Church on Church Lane. Parents will be informed by school email, school website and/or phone call, from either the school Bursar or Headteacher. A message will be put out through local radio (BBC Lancashire)

 

LONG TERM:

If the school remains closed for an extended period of time, arrangements will be made through the LA and Diocese to relocate to the nearest cluster school St Leonards Balderstone, or other vacant LA/ Diocese Building.

 

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Where the reason for closure is a pandemic, School will notify parents of the current public health guideline as soon as possible and ask parents to follow the treatment/guidelines suggested by LA and Public Health Service.

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