UPDATE ON SCHOOL CLOSURES AND DISTANCE LEARNING
Important message for pupils and parents / guardians:
You may now be aware of the announcement by the Education Minister this morning that schools will remain closed to pupils until at least the 29th January, or until the February half term if the levels of the spread of the virus do not reduce sufficiently. See message below:
As a result, Qualifications Wales have also announced that they will cancel the internal assessment window planned to take place between 22nd February and 23rd April. See their website for the message:
We will continue to offer emergency childcare provision (link here) and also to support some pupils in the school. Our focus will be to continue learning, by providing online lessons and online work and supporting the wellbeing of our pupils. I will be sharing more information with you in due course, but if you have any questions, or concerns, please contact us to discuss or e-mail: SwyddfaBrynTawe5@hwbcymru.net
8/01/2021, Simon Davies
START OF THE SPRING TERM LETTER
Please see the letter below from the Head regarding distance learning arrangements for the start of term:
Please see the letter below from Swansea’s Interim Director of Education:
See the statement below from the Minister for Education:
5/01/2021, Simon Davies
UPDATE ON RETURNING TO SCHOOL FOR THE START OF THE SPRING TERM
See message below from Swansea’s Interim Director of Education for the latest position on returning to school for the Spring Term.
Updated Position on Swansea Schools Return to Face to Face Learning
All Swansea schools will aim to return to face to face learning from Monday 11 January instead of 6 January. There will be a delay to face to face learning to allow time to consider updated information, expected next week, about Covid-19, including the new variant. All schools will provide online learning from Wednesday 6 January and each school will provide onsite childcare for vulnerable children if needed and critical workers’ children if essential from Wednesday 6 January. The position will be reviewed on 6 January.
Therefore, pupils will not return on the 6th of January, and we will inform you as parents of our arrangements for pupils to return from the 11th January, as soon as we can next week.
Our pupils’ attendance for their ‘online’ lessons was very encouraging before the holidays and we will re-start with these lessons on the morning of Wednesday 6th January for all pupils.
There will be a year group assembly on Wednesday the 6th at 08:40 and all pupils are expected to attend. As you now know, pupils will follow their usual timetable, with live lessons, where possible.
We will continue to invite some pupils to attend from Wednesday to support their well-being and we will provide emergency childcare for pupils (years 7 and 8) of key workers – please complete this questionnaire.
2/01/2021, Simon Davies
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
See the end of term letter below from the head, that also outlines our return to school arrangements in January:
See also a letter from the Interim Director for Education outlining the arrangements for the January return across the LA:
18/12/2020, Simon Davies
MESSAGE FOR PUPILS IN YEARS 11-13
Following kirsty Williams’ announcement on qualifications 2021, please see the letter belos detailing further the 3 types of assessment as well as the timing and nature of these. There is no more information at this stage, but we expect to hear more in early January from wjec – see timeline for 2021 assessments here. Naturally, we will share everything with you when we get more information.
17/12/2020, Simon Davies
END OF TERM – BLENDED LEARNING FROM THE 14-18/12/20
See letter below explaining our arrangements following the WG’s statement today regarding secondary schools moving to a blended learning model for the end of term:
See the letter below form Swansea’s Interim director for Education explaining the decision across the authority:
10/12/2020, Simon Davies
CHANGE TO THE ISOLATION PERIOD – IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS
See the letter below that outlines our immediate plans following the WG’s announcement today to reduce the self isolation period from 14 to 10 days:
9/12/2020, Simon Davies