AMBER WEATHER WARNING – RISK TO LIFE
Dear Parents and Carers,
Unfortunately, due to the Met Office weather warning of amber we are being advised by Devon County Council that all non-essential travel should not take place.
Devon County Council have sent the following advice:
RE: AMBER WEATHER WARNING – RISK TO LIFE
As you are aware there is currently an amber weather warning in place as storm Ciaran moves towards Devon. An amber warning presents a risk to life, but there is also a large amount of uncertainty about this weather front which means it could increase to a red warning overnight. The combination of wind, rain, and the storm moving over warm sea waters increases risk of very high wind speeds, flooding and trees falling.
An emergency strategy meeting has taken place today and it was agreed that we need to ensure school leaders fully appreciate that the current weather warning presents a risk to life and could worsen.
Based on the information we have, Devon County Council have taken the decision today to ask all staff where possible to work from home.
We are asking all schools to consider the high level of risk presented by this storm and make a decision today about their operations tomorrow.
This potential risk to life means that we have taken the regrettable decision to close schools tomorrow. We do not do this lightly.
The College will be shut to all students and staff and will be open on Friday 3rd November as normal.
Staff will set their work on TEAMS which will be monitored throughout the day. Our employability culture expects all students to attempt and complete the lessons set. The only live lessons tomorrow will be for Y12/Y13 digital groups.
The year 11 PPEs due to be taken tomorrow AM: Maths P2 and PM: Chemistry will now be moved to Friday 3/11/23 PM and Maths P2 to Tuesday AM 7/11/23.
If there are issues with access TEAMS please encourage your child to email their teacher directly.
All staff will be working and so will be contactable via email or teams should there be a need.
As always if you have any concerns for the safety of our UTC students please email email@example.com
Warm safe wishes,