As you will be aware, storm Eunice is due to hit the southern region this evening and into tomorrow morning with projected storm force winds of up to 97mph. The Local Authority has advised schools to risk assess the appropriateness of staff and pupils attempting to attend school during such extreme weather conditions. A large number of pupils utilise public transport, bus, train, school transport, which may be significantly impacted by the extreme weather. Similarly, some staff and pupils travel great distances to school, which may also be impacted by road closures and debris from the storm.
As the Centre is only open from 9.00 am – 12.00 pm on Friday 18th February, which is the peak period for storm force winds in our area, we have decided to switch to remote learning for the morning. Pupils will be able to access our Apptavi portal to complete work that has been uploaded by subject staff and will not be required to attend the school site.
For Year 11 pupils, English and Maths lessons will be provided via Tute from 9.45 am – 10.30 am and 10.30 – 11.15 am with their usual member of staff. Any device can be used to access Tute and further information can be found on the school website.
We appreciate that these emergency changes may cause some difficulties, however we are required to plan for the worst-case scenario and must ensure the safety of both pupils and staff. If you have any concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we endeavour to respond remotely.