Letter from Headteacher

Dear Parents/Carers

It has been wonderful to see the Foundation Phase pupils enjoying spending time back in their classrooms and we are very much looking forward to welcoming more of our Key Stage 2 pupils next week.

Phased Return

Monday, March 15th – Health and Safety Briefing Day. Key Worker provision for the KS2 Key Worker pupils will run as usual.

Tuesday, March 16th – Friday, March 19th -  There will be a phased return for KS2 pupils to enable us to check in on their wellbeing, catch up and ease them into the return to full time school. You will receive a separate e-mail today, containing further information regarding the phased return of pupils.

Key Worker provision will continue throughout the week, with these pupils joining their classmates on the days they are booked in. They should arrive and leave school through the Junior gate, at their allocated class time. No pupils will need to access school through the reception area from Tuesday 16th March.

Once the Phased Return is complete (from March 22nd onwards), Key Worker provision will no longer be necessary and all KS2 pupils will return to their classrooms full-time.

The last day of remote learning will be Friday, March 12th. Thank you to all of our families for your continued support and hard work since the beginning of January.

Alert Level 4

We will continue to take the necessary measures to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 within the school and to keep our pupils, staff and visitors as safe as we can. In this, we need your full co-operation. As has been highlighted by Dr Lowri Vaughan Brown, our Chief Education Officer in her letter to parents that you have received, we ask that you adhere to the following –

– remain vigilant, if any of your household exhibit any symptoms common to Covid-19, take the appropriate steps

– keep to social distancing protocols i.e. 2 metres apart at the school gates and wear a face covering 

– do not allow children to stay overnight with other families i.e. no sleepovers

– no mixing outside of school and do not send learners into school if they have symptoms or have tested positive for Covid-19

Our behaviour and our adherance to guidance and advice from Welsh Government and Public Health Wales is key to ensuring that the cases of Covid-19 do reduce in our community. 

To date, we have had no positive cases of Covid-19 within the school. This is a situation that we naturally want to continue. As I have said before, luck is the residue of design and it is down to all of us to follow the guidance and behave appropriately.

Please find attached the latest Phased Return Plan for KS2 – please take the time to read and understand the details.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding throughout this challenging time.

Take care.

Yours sincerely,

Iwan Lloyd Jones, Headteacher