School Closure Procedures in Case of Severe Weather

As the threat of snow approaches I thought I would advise parents in advance of procedures in relation to school closure. I am hoping that this is a precaution only at this stage although I am keeping a close eye on the weather forecast.

The decision to close school will be made in agreement with our Chair of Governors in relation to the following factors as advised by the local authority:

  • Safety of school grounds
  • Condition of local roads and paths
  • Adequate heating, lighting and water
  • Catering facilities
  • Weather forecast

Information about Closure

Local radio stations will be informed. Radio WM being the best local option.

A notice will be placed on the school gate.

The school switchboard will be staffed until 10.00 AM approximately.

School website: www.nortoncaneshighschool.co.uk

Local Authority: www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/schoolsandcolleges/emergencyclosures

Public Examinations

Please note that these will take place.

Closure During the Day

Staff will ensure that pupils leave the site safely and ask for any pupil to tell a member of senior staff if they have any difficulty in making the journey safely home or being able to access home. However I would ask that you ensure that you have emergency arrangements in place for your child in the event of closure.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any queries or concerns.

Yours sincerely,

S Birchall

Headteacher

 

 

Last chance to get your raffle tickets – Wednesday, 11th Nov before 9am

Lewis's T-Shirt is to be raffled in aid of the Poppy Appeal
Lewis’s T-Shirt is to be raffled in aid of the Poppy Appeal
Lewis's original design
Lewis’s original design

YOU MAY REMEMBER THAT LEWIS BOTT WON A COMPETITION TO DESIGN A T-SHIRT FOR THE POPPY APPEAL.HIS DESIGN WAS TURNED INTO A REAL T-SHIRT, OF WHICH ONLY TWO WERE MADE.

YOU CAN WIN THE T-SHIRT ON DISPLAY IN THE FOYER!

TICKETS ARE ON SALE FROM TODAY UNTIL 11TH NOVEMBER AT 9AM, WHEN THE RAFFLE WILL BE DRAWN BY OUR MP, AMANDA MILLING.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM OUR  SCHOOL RECEPTION AT £1 A STRIP.

 

Poppy Display

A new display has been created in the Foyer to commemorate Remembrance Day on 11th November.

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Students have joined together with the Community Craft Group to make a cross of poppies, fashioned out of recycled materials. Two crosses have been created, one of which is on display at the Community Centre in the village.

A ‘Poppy Dress’ has also been made by students in the Art Department, who used their lunchtimes to create paper poppies to adorn the piece.

Aidan Dix in Year 9 has created a ‘poppy bus’. Aidan is well known for his love of buses, and created this 3D design based on artwork on display in the Olympic Park in East London.

Also on display is the T-Shirt designed by Lewis Bott, which is to be raffled in aid of the Poppy Appeal.