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CHANGE TO COVID MEASURES IN SCHOOLS

Welsh Government wrote to schools last week informing us of some impending changes in relation to the coronavirus public health advice for schools. This will bring schools into line with the rest of society with face coverings no longer required by school staff and secondary school pupils when moving around buildings and in communal areas from Monday the 9th of May 2022.

Pupils and staff who will still wish to wear a face covering will be fully supported to do so.

Other measures such as regular hand washing / sanitising, ventilation and the ‘one way’ system will continue to stay in place.

YEAR 9 OPTIONS

The GCSE option columns are available for your child to make their final GCSE choices. We have succeeded in securing all 3 choices for 91% of year 9 pupils. In order to finalise your child’s option choices, we ask them and you to complete a ‘FORM’, which is available in the year 9 ‘Team’ from 18:30 on Tuesday 03.05.2022 and will close at 21:00 on Friday 06.05.2022. You will only be able to complete the ‘FORM’ once, so it is important that you consider and choose carefully.

Some subjects will appear in several columns where some only appear in one column, so it is important that you consider everything in each column before making your final choices. Please note, Art and Design and Art and Textiles are both taught within the Art option.

NEW BUS BAY ARRANGEMENTS

Please see the letter below outlining the new health and safety arrangements as we prepare to use the new bus bay from Tuesday 03/05/22:

Letter to Parents – New Bus Bay 250422

A reminder to parents / guardians that the school will be closed on this Friday the 29/04/22, in line with Swansea schools, as an additional ‘Bank Holiday’ to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

END OF TERM LETTER

Please see the letter below for the end of the Easter term which also highlights some important events during the summer term:

End of Easter term letter 2022

05 04 22 Letter to parents and carers draft FINAL

COVID MEASURES IN SCHOOLS UNTIL EASTER

Following the Welsh Government’s announcement today of changes to Covid measures for the general population, see the important message below from Swansea’s Director for Education confirming that there will be no changes to Covid safety measures in schools in Swansea until Easter:

Local authority advice on control measures for risk infection in schools remains until the end of term.

Following this week’s meeting of the local Incident Management Team schools are advised to remain at HIGH on the Welsh Government’s Framework until the end of term.

As soon as we have a further update from the Welsh Government, especially on the wearing of face masks, twice weekly-testing and the current self-isolation period following a positive LFT test, we will write to you again.

Control measures in schools will remain the same until after Easter, at least

DISTANCE LEARNING FOR YEAR 9 ON THE 25.03.22

Please see the letter below outlining the arrangements for the school being closed to year 9 ONLY on Friday the 25.03.22 and moving to distance learning:

Letter to Year 9 Parents 250322

HALF TERM LETTER FROM THE HEAD

Please see the letter below outlining the arrangements for the end of this half term and for returning on the 28/02/22:

Letter to parents 170222