Dear Children, Parents and Carers,
Today the Welsh Minister for Education Kirsty Williams announced that she would like all pupils to have the opportunity to come to school before the summer holidays.
Her idea is that we open the school from Monday 29th June. But this will NOT be school as we know it. The purpose of opening the school is for children to ‘check in’ and ‘catch up.’
In order to keep everyone safe we will not be able to have every pupil in school every day. It might be that a child comes to school for one day per week, or every third day or something similar. It may also mean that some pupils come to school earlier or later than others in the morning and leave earlier or later than others in the afternoon.
The minister has planned to extend the school term until 27th July and to compensate for this she has proposed that the Autumn half term is two weeks instead of one.
All of these problems we the staff at the school will be sorting out in the next three weeks or so.
She has stated that there will be no penalty fines for any parent who decides not to send their child for these ‘check in’ and ‘catch up’ sessions. The school will be neither judged nor penalised for attendance figures.
She recognises that many children and adults are shielding and has taken this into account. If you are shielding or living in the same household as someone who is shielding, there is no expectation that you will come to school. This applies to school staff as well.
Please be assured that the health, safety and wellbeing of every single person in our school community is our top priority and always will be.
Please continue to check the Website and App for updates. And remember that the guidance in Wales remains to stay home,
Stay safe and take care,