I do hope you are well, and that you remain well over the coming months. We keep hearing in the news how the current measures are ‘unprecedented’, and as a school we are currently navigating un-chartered territory.
As of Monday 23rd 2020, school will continue to be open to provide and safe and secure space for some pupils. In particular, we will be open for those children who have a parent who is an essential and key worker. In this national effort, key workers are defined as:
- Health workers – all employed in the NHS
- Education staff – teachers, TAs, and school support staff
- ‘Blue Light’ emergency service officers (police / fire / ambulance etc…)
- Prison officers and staff
- Social care workers
- Probation service staff
- Supermarket delivery drivers
If you work in one of the sectors stated above, please contact the school so we can make adequate arrangements for staff to be available on the school premises.
In addition to the above, we will be contacting families of children who are (in Government terms) defined as ‘vulnerable’. Staff will be making telephone calls today to give you the opportunity to send your children into school.
As mentioned yesterday, we are already thinking about ways in which we can invite pupils and families back to school in the Autumn (or when this period is over) to mark the end of statutory schooling for Year 11 pupils.
We are still awaiting further clarification with respect to GCSEs and qualifications. I will update you when this becomes available. As it stands, Qualifications Wales intends to retain the August Results Day (although this may change nearer the time).
Thank you, for your support and understanding. Please keep all our families, pupils, and staff in your prayers.