Should we stay or should we go? The snowy trek to work.

The recent inclement weather has meant sledging heaven for children but decision-making hell for adults.

Headteachers are faced with the catch-22 situation of opening to meet the needs of teaching requirements and working parents or closing to ensure everyone’s saftey and avoid accidents.

As someone involved with schools, you have, most likely, had to face your own difficult decisions this week, Do I risk a treacherous journey, so that I don’t let my colleagues down, or should I be sensible and avoid travelling? That is a question which has, undoubtedly, been on the minds of many this week and I am sure we all agree that the drip-drip of the thaw outside is a welcome sound!

The BBC have published an interesting article which gives some insight into the impact of snow closures on schools:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21119186