Heatwave Procedures – Update Sunday 17th July

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Heatwave Procedures – Update Sunday 17th July

Heatwave Procedures – Update Sunday 17th July

Dear Parents and Carers,

I wrote to you on Friday to explain our intention to open as normal on Monday and Tuesday next week and that I would provide an update when possible. Thank you for your patience. As I am sure you are aware there is now a red alert for extreme weather conditions forecast for Monday and Tuesday. I have held off sending an update until additional government meetings were held and possible new guidance given. As it stands there has been no official guidance to close schools.

However, we have reviewed our current procedures and considered the school premises and feel it is best that we finish at 12.15pm on Monday and Tuesday. We want to avoid students working in the building during what will be a very hot afternoon – it is at this point that temperatures will be at their highest. These sessions will be recorded as authorised due to the exceptional circumstances we are working in. Students should make their way home or be collected at 12:15pm. There will be remote learning set via Teams for afternoon lessons. We will ensure that students eligible for free school meals are provided with a meal if they would like one.

I would like to reinforce the message that the decision to send students to school during the heatwave lies with parents. We would like to see all students, but completely understand that this may not be possible for some families.

As with all adverse weather conditions we are alert to local and national advice and will monitor this, providing you with updates where appropriate.Please continue to monitor your emails and our social media feeds so that we can efficiently share any further changes.

We are due to open on Wednesday as planned and to finish at 12.15pm, marking the end of the school year.

If you have any questions, please let us know via email at reception@buckinghamshireutc.co.uk.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding,

Nick Lamb