Please see the letter below regarding the extreme heat weather warnings (week commencing 18th July). To download a PDF file of the letter, please CLICK HERE.
Thursday 14th July 2022
Many of you will have questions about how we plan to keep your children comfortable and safe during the coming week of extreme heat weather warnings. We sought guidance from the Local Authority earlier this week, and have since put all suggested measures in place to ensure we can continue to deliver education to children while keeping everyone safe.
Measures implemented are as follows:
If you have any concerns about the heat on dedicated school transport, please contact your transport provider.
You can help us to keep your child safe by:
In addition, we have received communication today from the Department for Education as follows:
Predicted Extreme Heat Weather Warnings
The Met Office has extended an amber extreme heat warning for Sunday 17 July, Monday 18 July and Tuesday 19 July, as temperatures will build this weekend and early next week for much of England and Wales.
Temperatures could be in excess of 35°C in the southeast, and more widely around 32°C within the warning area, with Monday and Tuesday most likely to see temperatures around this level.
There is clear government guidance on looking after children and those in early years settings during heatwaves, including the use of ventilation, keeping children hydrated, and avoiding vigorous physical activity, encouraging children to wear loose, light coloured clothing and sunhats with wide brims, to use sunscreen, and providing them with plenty of water.
Individual school leaders are responsible for managing their own local circumstances. We are not advising schools to close.
Please be assured we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated in the unlikely event we should need to make any changes to the education provision.
Mr J Kulyk
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