Resiliant Schools

When the winter is upon us, there is always the risk that adverse weather will impact on school openings. On days when there is severe weather, a team based at SBC – made up of personnel from Police, education and the roads department amongst others – may make the decision to call “Resilient Schools”. It is a difficult decision and one which is hard to call correctly for the whole region.

The purpose of resilient schools is to maximise pupils attending school across the region and to keep pupils and staff safe. All schools need to have a plan in place for those days.

At Earlston High School, the plan is as follows:

  • Parents and staff will be informed about Resilient Schools through Group Call
  • Radio Borders and social media (the SBC Facebook and Twitter, as well as EHS Facebook and Twitter) will provde updates for the situation as the day goes on
  • Only pupils in S1, S2 and S3 who can walk to school should attend
  • All other pupils (including ALL S4-6 pupils) should access school work at home
  • Do not drive your child to school – we will not have enough staff in the buliding to supervise them

For senior pupils, work may be on Edmodo or Glow. They can also engage in revision or course work for national examinations.  Junior Pupils should all be encouraged to read and to complete any work set through the website or social media, if work has not been set through Edmodo or Glow.

Please ensure you keep us up to date of any contact details through the school office so we can keep  you updated in times of emergency.