UPDATE: 27th March 2020
***Thank you to all schools for keeping their information up to date on the SCC website for school closures. We have made some minor changes to the online form so we can clearly identify those schools who are remaining ‘open’ for vulnerable children and children of key workers as well as those who may be fully closed or operating other arrangements.
Where a school is closed and agreed alternative provision with another local school, we ask that you summarise those arrangements within the notes box.
Therefore, please can you ensure the details for your school are updated to reflect the above and kept up to date if the position changes. This will ensure accurate and timely information for parents and the Local Authority, which should help reduce calls to individuals schools.***
Log a school closure: http://somersetschoolclosures.org.uk.
Both maintained schools and academies can access this site using any device. If you are using a SCC network device, you should be logged in automatically, but if you are using an external device, you will need to log in using your educ.somerset.gov.uk email address.
Whilst the decision to close a maintained school remain with the Head, in conjunction with the chair of governors, your school may have an identified Business Manager/administrator who is designated the task of uploading the closure. If this is the case, or if you as the Head, logs a closure please follow the following guidance.
In the first instance, we would like you to upload a closure for test purposes so that you are familiar with the new site and can check that the closure has been uploaded successfully.
Guidance on how to upload a closure is located in Guidance for Schools, (found in the SCC H&S Extranet) via the following link: http://extranet.somerset.gov.uk/EasysiteWeb/getresource.axd?AssetID=139936&servicetype=Attachment.
View school closures: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/school-closures/
Academy schools will be responsible for the decision making and upload of their own closures. Please contact the IT helpdesk if you require a login to access this site to be able to upload your closure.