At the risk of sounding especially grumpy as in ‘sometimes I wake up grumpy but often I let him sleep in’ can someone explain why so many schools need to close because of a bit of snow?! I’ve been told its partly because of teachers’ travelling distances and partly because of health and safety concerns… Frankly, I find this difficult to believe… I met a friend in Leeds today who said he’d had no difficulty travelling in this morning from Hebden Bridge… The snow was widely and accurately predicted and I think most staff could have ensured they got to school on time. I wouldn’t mind betting that there is no co-relation between which schools were closed and which schools have the furthest flung staff… In terms of health and safety what’s the particular problem and why wasn’t it a problem when I was at school?! Can someone tell me what I’m missing?!?