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Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe


Corona Virus updates (EN)

Our first priority as always is to ensure the health and well-being of or pupils and staff. We are currently monitoring the public health situation very closely and are continuing to follow the advice issued by Welsh Government, Public Health Wales and the CIty and County of Swansea LA. If your child displays any of the symptoms such as a high temperature, continuous coughing, shortness of breath,or a sore throat then please follow the current advice issued and self-isolate for the recommended period. Bothlinks below will offer you up-to-date advice on what to do:

As a result of thecontinuing spread of the ‘coronavirus’, we have made the decision as a school tocancel all extra curricular activity, parents’evenings, visits to school from outside providers and tripsby pupils and staff, in addition to school assemblies.We will continue to hold meetings with agencies that support the well-being and progress of our pupils. Our focus will remain soley on the teaching and learning of our pupils during this period.

We are also preparing to be able to continue to support the learning of our pupils remotely if we reach a situation where schools may be forced to close.Naturally, access to digital resources is essential to access the groups such as ‘Hwb Classrooms’and ‘Microsoft Teams’. We have collected the names of pupils whomay not have access to digital equipment and are preparing to lend schoolequipment to as many of these individuals as possible in order to access these resources. If your son or daughter requires support with digital resources, please contact me at school. Staff have also prepared papercopies of resources for pupils to continue their independent study at home if required.

We will stay in contact with our pupils to be able to work remotely and parents to be able to support their child viathe Show My Homework app. Can you please ensure that you have access to the app and check it regularly for any updated tasks and work. If you currently don’t have access can you contact Mr Hywel Pugh via his e-mail:PughH25@hwbcymru.netor contact him at the school directly and he will ensure that you receiveaccess to all of the information shared.

In the meantime, we will continue to encourage all pupils and staff to take steps to avoid and reduce the transfer of the virus through the following recommendations:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often –do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Wash your hands every time you arrive at and leave school
  • Use a hand sanitiser gel (if there is no soap or water available)
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

We are facing a very challenging and changeable situation, but wecontinue tomake every effort to keep in contact with our parents (please check our website and our twitter account -@bryntawe –regularly). Please get in touchshould you have any further questionsor concerns.