With the weather forecast looking dodgy for the next couple of days we will be cancelling all after school clubs tomorrow. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
The decision to close a school for any reason is the headteacher’s. It’s an example of when I feel under a lot of pressure. Whatever I decide to do I know there will be people who disagree and we will be open to criticism.
My first responsibility is to make sure that your children are taught by well-qualified teachers and my responsibility in bad weather is to make sure we can do that safely.
Alot of our staff travel more than twenty miles to work.
Some, like me, live up in the hills! We also have many children travelling to school by taxi.
The Met Office have a weather warning in place and local radio is warning of hazardous driving conditions.
I have called/text people in Greenfield to see what conditions are like. They sound difficult.
Conscious that 260 children and 40 staff will be arriving on the site, and not confident that I could guarantee having sufficient teachers safely in school in time to cover all the classes, I have made the decision to close.
I hate to close the school.
A decision taken in the early hours is based on knowledge of conditions at that time and forecasts of what may happen later. The conditions left me worried about the safety of all those people travelling to school.
‘the risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision’.
This morning, I did what my job requires. I took a decision.
Stay safe everyone.
Due to the snow today and warnings of untreated roads around school we will be closed today. We will do all we can to get the school site safe and ready to re-open on Wednesday.
Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause but the safety of our pupils and staff are paramount.
Unfortunately Mrs Johnson is out of school at the moment. This means a slight change to staffing.
Mr Williams will be in Class 9 and Mr Rawlinson will be in Year 4 until Mrs Johnson returns.
This change causes the least disruption as the children are familiar with the members of staff.
Thanks for your understanding with this matter and as always if you have any questions please get in touch.
Many thanks to all the children that took part in the sponsored walk before half term. The money collected raised an amazing £284.
We have put this towards the cost of the transport along with £156 from school fund.
I appreciate that this is a different plan to the one you were initially notified of and apologise for any confusion caused.
I am sure you can appreciate the pressure school fund is under at the moment. We are considering options for future trips and visitors to school.
Thanks again for all your efforts it is very much appreciated.
We still have 7 outstanding payments for Nant BH.
Please speak with Mrs Smith in the office asap.
Just a reminder that you can help support our school by playing the school lottery.
Please visit www.yourschoollottery.co.uk and search for Maesglas.
They guarantee a winner in every school community every week, PLUS they also provide a weekly £25,000 grand prize draw too!
Many thanks for your support.
On Thursday 22nd it is Thinking Day for Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.
Children that attend Rainbows, Brownies or Guides can come to school in the Rainbows/Brownies/Guides uniform.
Everyone else still comes in normal school uniform.
Sorry for any confusion caused.
On Thursday 22nd Feb Year 6 will be having an interactive World War 2 workshop. The children will have the chance to experience real artefacts from the period.
We do need to ask for a donation to help cover the costs of this experience. Please let Miss Watkins know so we can ensure the day can go ahead.
It was fantastic to see so many of our pupils taking part in the running at dinner time today. We will be trying to get as many laps in every dinner time, weather permitting. If you would like to call in to do some laps with your child you are very welcome. Mr Williams has worked out that if the children can average around 10 laps a day they will complete a full marathon by the end of the Summer Term.
The change of footwear is essential. Some children brought slippers to wear in class. That worked really well.
Mr Cass, Headteacher