College Emergency Closure Procedures
It is always our intention to keep the College open for normal teaching as long as it is safe for students and staff. In the event of adverse weather or a similar emergency, the Principal will conduct a risk assessment, which will take into account the current weather conditions, the forecast for the day, local road conditions, the condition of the College site and the number of College staff who are likely to be absent.
Where we are unable to offer a safe and high quality educational experience for students, we will make the decision to close the College. Any decision will be made early in the morning, and by 7am. In the event of snow, it is therefore vital that students and parents check on the website before leaving for College.
Staff, students and parents will be notified of a closure through a variety of systems:
- College website www.collingwoodcollege.com
- Surrey County Council website www.surreyalert.info
- Local radio stations:
1. BBC Surrey - 104.04 & 104.6 FM
2. Greatest Hits Radio - 96.3 - 107.9 MHz; DAB; Freeview 716
- A text will be sent to all parents via Parent Call advising them of the closure
- An announcement will be put on Facebook and Twitter
Staff and parents will also receive an email, which will give further details about the closure and whether we expect to open on the following day(s).
Students must check OneNote/Teams where they will find work that should be completed whilst the College is closed.
Should a situation arise where we have to close the College during the day you will be notified as above.
Students will remain in supervised classrooms until such time that arrangements have been put in place for them to go home.