Find out what has been happening in school this week!
We are having continued problems with our phone lines being down. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any urgent and necessary communication.
Snow is starting to stick on the side roads and pavements around school. If you would like to come to pick up, please do so.
Good morning everyone.
As it stands, we are open, although this may change very early into the day.
With a change on the Met Office forecast now showing heavy snow from 8am, and with advice from Calderdale suggesting that we take great care if closing when the amber warning is in place, it may be that we may take a decision to close early through the morning.
We will understand if you make the decision to keep your children safe at home, to limit travel in tricky conditions.
If children do attend, please make sure they are suitably dressed and that you monitor the app regularly for further updates.
We have been trying to plan for whatever the weather may throw at us tomorrow. As it stands, an amber weather warning is in place, with heavy snow due to start from 11am.
We will be opening in the morning, unless of course the weather was to come earlier than predicted. However, if the snow does come as heavily as suggested, we may need to implement plans to make sure that everyone can get home safely.
Please keep an eye on the app durin the day, as this is how we will notify any changes throughout the day.
Important Safeguarding update from our LA Safeguarding advisor regarding a concern on Whatsapp which is currently circulating at present. We have been asked to make parents and carers aware. Primary school age children should not be using Whatsapp as they are below the recommended age, however we know many of our children do.
The information from Steve is as follows:
Yesterday, I was alerted by one of our secondary schools in respect of a WhatsApp concern that appears to be circulating widely.
The circulation is called ‘All year 7’s around the world’ and once opened it is reported to contain inappropriate pornographic content. The source of this circulation is not known, however the school concerned are informing WhatsApp with a view to have it taken down as soon as possible. The police in Calderdale have been informed and support this message to you all.
Whilst the invite is to all year 7’s, it seems very possible that any child with suitable curiosity and access to WhatsApp would likely go looking.
Sadly, despite the WhatsApp recommended age of 13 years to hold an account, there are many parents who allow their 9 and 10 year-olds to use WhatsApp unsupervised. Please convey an appropriate message to your parents and carers indicating that they should check their child’s phone.