Please download the plan to your computer in case you are unable to access the school website.
School Closure Notification System
Hertfordshire County Council have recently launched a new system to notify parents if the school is closed in the event of bad weather or for any other reason. If you sign up to this system, it will automatically email and text you should the school be closed. In order to sign up, you will need to visit: member.everbridge.net/index/892807736725489
This link will direct you to the ‘Sign Up’ page where you should click on the ‘sign up’ button located at the top right hand side of the page on the grey strip and from there follow the instructions. It should take no longer than 5 minutes to register and you can edit your information at any time should you change your mobile number or email address.
This service is an addition to our usual text messaging system.
In the event of bad weather we have put together a plan of expectations for the school community. In the first instance the school grounds & surrounding area will be inspected for safety of the whole school community use.
Whilst we will do everything within our power to keep the school open, should we have to close the school or implement the snow plan, you will be notified in the following ways:
If the school is to remain open:
Children should come to school in sensible outdoor footwear with a change for indoor use (normal school uniform).
Children will be allowed out to play, in rotation, on the Key Stage 2 field. Should there be a valid reason for your child not to go out please inform the school via a note given to the class teacher.
Children will be asked to follow Snow Safety Rules whist on school premises. This includes:
Please note that snow routes on school grounds will be cleared, salted & gritted but may ice over in extreme weather conditions. Everyone should, take care whist on the school grounds and be aware that the school will not be liable for any injuries that occur.
Paths outside the school grounds are not the responsibility of the school and will not be included in our path clearing operations. Please contact Dacorum Borough Council if you have concerns.
Should we have to close the school for more than one day, class teachers will provide work for the children on the school blog, they will then be available to respond to any posts, comments or questions.
We will aim to work together to ensure a safe environment is maintained for your child, you and the Galley Hill Team.