In the event of bad weather it is always the school’s priority to remain open and as such our caretaker will work hard to ensure the site is both accessible and safe. However when weather conditions are so severe the decision to close the school either before or during the school day will be made by the Head Teacher in consultation with the caretaker, or in her absence a member of the senior staff. The school will only be closed if one or more of the following conditions apply: 1. Insufficient staff are able to come in to keep the school running safely. 2. Conditions on site are dangerous 3. Conditions are considered to be or are anticipated to later become too hazardous for travel. Our aim is to avoid, as far as possible, any uncertainty and confusion in the event of a possible school closure. We believe that the best way to do this is to communicate as fully as possible with our parents. School closure owing to snow overnight If the school is to close: 1. The Local Authority will be informed and they will place a notice on the Middlesbrough Council Website. 2. A notice will be placed on the school website 3. Parents registered for ‘Teachers2Parents’ will receive a dedicated text 4. Local radio stations will be informed and should relay information and often enter details on their website: Radio Tees 95fm, TFM 96.6fm School closure owing to heavy snowfall during the school day If heavy snow falls during the day we may need to close the school early. 1. If this is to happen a text message will be sent to all parents registered for "Teachers2Parents"and we will contact all others by telephone to notify them and ask them to collect their children. 2. A member of staff will take calls to make any alternative arrangements for the collection of children. 3. The Head Teacher and another member of staff will remain with any children who are unable to be collected early.
We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.
We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page.
Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.
Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.
This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.
If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.
This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.
This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.
If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.