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    Dec 2017 - Partial Opening Arrangements (11/12/2017)

    Many thanks for your understanding of our partial opening arrangements today.

    We were faced with a significant staff shortage issue early this morning (staff travel from Staffs, Cheshire, Notts and north Derbyshire). We knew we had sufficient staffing for most, but not all lessons and so had to act accordingly. Rather than close the whole school we chose to request Yr11 (who had just sat 3 weeks of Mock exams) and Yr12-13 (who have Mock exams in January) to stay at home and use the time for self-supported study/catch up. We also knew parents would face more significant childcare issues if we asked younger years to remain at home.

    In addition to the reduced staffing, we were informed later this morning that at least one bus route was not running as planned. However, this information was not relayed to us at school (or indeed parents) until after 9am. Please rest assured we are taking this up with the Transport department.

    The school site is very clear but there will be significant patches of ice forming overnight and we will treat and clear the site as best we can tomorrow morning. Temperatures today were very low and the forecast tomorrow is similar. Please ensure that your child wears a coat, hat and gloves to school.

    Information regarding school opening/closure will always be sent via text/email and website. 'No news' will mean normal routines and opening arrangements.

    Please drive safely, enjoy the wintery weather and have a super festive break.

    Kind regards
    Scott Garrity

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