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School Closure COVID-19

School Closure - COVID-19

Dear Parents / Guardians,

 

Following the recent update from the government we have closed the school for a large number of pupils, and are only open for pupils of parents that are key workers. 

 

  • A single parent
  • Both parents are vital workers

 

Medical professionals: doctors/nurses/midwifes/paramedic

Other health workers: employed in a medical/health setting

Community safety: Police force and fire brigade

Education: Teachers, classroom support staff, cleaners/caretakers

Workers in childcare/early years settings

Social care/domiciliary care workers

Council staff involved in key roles : streetscene, drivers, catering staff etc

 

There has been an update from county with regards to the Key worker roles.  Please see below:

 

The key worker roles include:

 

·         Youth offending teams

·         All staff working in prisons (including the Youth Custody Service)

·         Probation staff including:

o    NPS and CRC staff (all grades)

o    Probation staff in Courts

·         Approved Premises and Bail Accommodation & Support Service (BASS) staff including:

o    Double Waking Night Cover (DWNC)

o    Contracted services

·         Electronic Monitoring staff

·         Prisoner/ immigration detainee transportation

·         Victim support providers – contract or grant-funded

·         Third sector employees working in prison or probation, whose work is key to frontline delivery

 

We understand that this is a considerable time off school and we are therefore have created learning packs that all children have taken home (if your child has not taken their pack home, please contact the office on 01978 760647 to arrange its collection). Teachers have also set up each class on Google Classroom for all children to access work and other material. 

 

Other suggestions to go along with these pack and Google Classroom can be;

 
  • Doodle Maths including any extras provided by the class teacher.

  • Book reviews (Written or performed using Apple Clips, iMovie or any other recording program)

  • Any termly homework that has been set by the class teacher. This includes practical work as well as online work.

  • Daily reading.

 

Teaching packs will be uploaded to Google Classroom as and when they are available. 

 

Please remember it is all our duty to follow government guidance re social distancing. Even for key workers childcare in school should be considered a last resort and used as infrequently as possible and for the shortest time. 

 

This part of the website will be updated with a few 'How to Guides' for parents if they require any help accessing different apps and websites that the school use.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mr I G Roberts - Headteacher

Parent Letter Update - School HUB at Ysgol Estyn - Form

Accessing Google Classroom for Parents and Pupils

How to Login to HWB

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Accessing Google Classroom Work

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How to Use J2Data

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How to Use J2Blast

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03.06.20 Minister Announcement Letter

05.06.20 Return to school information

08.06.20 Email sent to all parents this evening regarding proposed return to school for children in Abermorddu School.  

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope you are well during this very difficult time. Please find below two links to questionnaires...

Link 1- Is to ascertain which of the two options key workers will choose. Please only complete this questionnaire if you are a key worker. You will also then have to complete both of the attached forms (employer and child registration) unless your children have already accessed the Estyn Hub.

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1q1uMJk4JHv1aCfRmcs42Yclc2H07oENc3XhhF19hg7w/edit?usp=drive_web

 

 

Link 2- is to ascertain which parents are planning on sending their children back to school on 29th June. I would like to remind parents that the Minister confirmed this is only to ‘Catch up, Check in and Prepare in readiness for September and the New Normal.’

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tNxXaapu6Ki1GyHZ15gx42HCTYX6fLL-HCRQew464vY/edit?usp=drive_web
 

 

We at Abermorddu CP School sees these weeks as an opportunity to catch up with some pupils and prepare staff, parents and pupils for how school may look in September. Should our key worker children require Hub and the child care exceeds the school safe capacity of 68 based on our risk assessment, unfortunately there will be no space for any other children. Providing we have capacity, we are planning for a block of 4 sessions in one week for each child to Catch up, Check in and Prepare.

 

For planning purposes could you please complete the relevant questionnaires by Midday on Wednesday 10th June. If we do not receive a response by this time, we will assume that you are not sending your children back before the summer and will not be included in our plans.

 

Once again, I do apologise for the non negotiable nature and realise that is not our usual approach. However, the health and wellbeing of all children and staff is paramount in the re opening of our school. By managing the re opening of school in this manner, we believe we are keeping the risk to a minimum and therefore reducing the likelihood of your children, loved ones and staff contracting or transferring anything.

 

If you are considering sending your child back to school and they are currently either shielding or suffer from significant underlying health needs, eg. Severe asthma or diabetes, please ensure the attached documents are completed so that we can undertake a risk assessment as they are judged to be more vulnerable to Covid 19. Due to lack of staffing ratios and/or social distancing rules we may not be able to cater for your child during these 4 weeks.

 

Thank you for your continued support, as always it means a great deal to us here at Abermorddu.

 

Stay Safe

 

Ian Roberts

Head teacher

08.06.20 Forms to be completed by all key workers (if required)

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