Ashburnham Road, Penenden Heath, Maidstone, ME14 2JG
Mrs L Downes
Extreme Weather Arrangements - All the ways you can find out
1. School Website – www.sandling.kent.sch.uk There will be an announcement posted as soon as possible after the decision to close the school has been made. However, if the bad weather is widespread, the website may be difficult to access due to the heavy demand at the server. The website may be difficult to access both for us to update and for you to read, but we will do our best.
2. KLZ – www.klz.org.uk Kent Learning Zone is the school portal for online communication and learning. An announcement about school closure will be made on the school page. Historically, this has been a reliable and quick way of posting information about school closure. Access to the portal in the past has not been hindered by large volumes of traffic.
Year R pupils Log on to the site with class username and password.
Year 1 - 6 pupils To use pupil accounts.
Access to the KLZ portal is usually through links on the school website. However, when access to the school website is difficult, type in the URL given above for KLZ and select Sandling Primary School. This will take you to the school page where the announcements are displayed.
3. Home Connect - If you have signed up to Home Connect, an e-mail will be sent to you once the decision to close has been made. If you have also signed up to receive emergency text messages, a text message will be sent to the primary mobile phone number listed on your account.
4. A list of school closures will be posted on the Kent County Council website at www.kent.gov.uk/winter. Kent radio stations will use this list to broadcast closures.
5. Local Radio – Listen to Radio Kent in the morning, where regular announcements are made regarding school closures. However, if the bad weather is widespread, it can take some time before our school is added to their list. The list of school closures is also displayed on www.bbc.co.uk/radiokent. Follow the links for school closures. Again, if the weather is widespread, it may take a short while before our school is added to the list. www.kmfm.co.uk is also a reliable local radio link to access local schools closure information