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Moving to a new school building

Discussion in 'Senior Leadership Team' started by Andrew Horsley, May 14, 2019.

  1. Andrew Horsley

    Andrew Horsley New commenter

    I am after advice we are moving to a refurbished school (new building to us) this is happening in October. Are we legally allowed to close the school for a number of days to physically move?

    I’ve had a look and can’t find anything.

  2. sooooexcited

    sooooexcited Occasional commenter

    Yes but it won't make you popular with parents unfortunately (but then what does?)
  3. Andrew Horsley

    Andrew Horsley New commenter

    perhaps not just the parents we would upset. Do you know where I might find the guidance on this - how many days? How much notice needs to be given? And what coding to use for the register?

    Thank you in advance.
  4. sooooexcited

    sooooexcited Occasional commenter

    Contact your LA. They advised us when we did it but I'm not still in touch with the school I'm afraid.
  5. thejudgesscoresarein

    thejudgesscoresarein Occasional commenter

    You would need to seek authorisation from the LA- but can you not organise this for half term week- that would make more sense!
  6. NIHistoryTeacher

    NIHistoryTeacher New commenter

    Is that not the teachers' holidays?
  7. thejudgesscoresarein

    thejudgesscoresarein Occasional commenter

    It is- but it’s the less disruptive time to move school site- also, do staff really need to be present? As long as everything is packed up and labelled then these can be moved by the site team or external contractors.
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  8. TheBigPickle

    TheBigPickle New commenter

    I have experience of this as my school relocated to another part of time a few years back. If I am not mistaken, we used INSET days for this. I think you have to work moving around your current time table.
  9. Catjellycat

    Catjellycat Occasional commenter

    Inset days were used here too.

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