Re: Severe Weather Arrangements
As we move into the winter period, the likelihood of bad weather increases. Longfield Academy will always try to remain open throughout these times as closing the academy at the first sign of snow interrupts learning and disrupts daily life significantly for all. However, in the event of severe weather we will primarily be guided by the bus companies, who transport the majority of our students and our site team who will assess the conditions at the academy. The health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority.
Please note the following points:
If the weather is so severe that the Academy does have to close early, we will endeavour to make the decision as early as possible. Parents will be informed by text message before students are told. Due to the unusual circumstances and safety concerns, students will then be given the opportunity to contact parents via their mobiles to confirm arrangements. The academy will remain open until all students have been able to travel home.
As we move into this winter period, attendance becomes challenging for some students. All students should aim for 100% attendance and punctuality and we congratulate those students who have achieved this throughout terms 1 and 2. Government and academy policy do not condone students taking holidays in school time because of the impact it has on student learning, progress and ultimately examination performance. Thank you in advance for your support in this matter.
Mrs Alex O’Donnell