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Coronavirus Advice

On this page you will find updates about Coronavirus and how we are operating in conjunction with official advice. Any further information in regarding to operations will also be posted here as a running situation report.

03/04/2020 - Examinations update from Qualifications Wales

Information has been released about how Examinations will be graded this year - for more information please see our Examinations page.

26/03/2020 - PCC Childcare arrangements:

Important: New Pembrokeshire county council childcare arrangements.

From Monday (30th March) Pembrokeshire County Council is introducing a new ‘hub’ based childcare provision. This means that Ysgol Bro Gwaun will no longer be open for childcare provision. Instead, provision for all 11-14 year olds will be at Haverfordwest High School.

Please follow this link for further information and booking arrangements.

https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/newsroom/new-pembrokeshire-county-council-childcare-arrangements.

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24/03/2020 - Statement from Kirsty Williams / Datganiad gan Kirsty Williams

Statement by Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education

 

I’d like to thank parents for listening to the advice and keeping most children at home. I’d be grateful if tomorrow morning you only use schools or childcare as a last resort.

 

The advice has not changed as a result of tonight’s decision to further restrict movement, which our First Minister, along with other UK leaders took with the sole aim of slowing the spread of coronavirus.

 

Children should be at home wherever possible, critical workers will still need to have safe care arrangements for their children.  Our schools and childcare settings are providing a vital service to support critical workers and our most vulnerable children.

 

Those involved in the current arrangements looking after children should continue. Many thanks to our amazing teaching and childcare professionals for their commitment in this time of national need.

 

This situation will continue for the immediate term but we will be reviewing with healthcare professionals, local authorities and our teaching unions.

 

Datganiad gan Kirsty Williams, Gweinidog dros Addysg

 

Hoffwn ddiolch i rhieni am wrando ar y cyngor a chadw'r rhan fwyaf o blant gartref. Byddwn yn ddiolchgar bore fory os fyddech ond yn defnyddio ysgolion neu ofal plant fel dewis olaf.

 

Nid yw'r cyngor wedi newid o ganlyniad i'r penderfyniad heno i gyfyngu ymhellach ar symud, penderfyniad a gymrwyd gan ein Prif Weinidog, ynghyd ag arweinwyr eraill y DU, gyda’r nod o arafu lledaeniad coronafeirws.

 

Dylai plant fod gartref lle bynnag y bo'n bosibl. Bydd angen o hyd i weithwyr critigol gael trefniadau gofal diogel ar gyfer eu plant. Mae ein hysgolion a'n lleoliadau gofal plant yn darparu gwasanaeth hanfodol i gefnogi gweithwyr critigol a'r plant sydd fwyaf agored i niwed.

 

Dylai'r rhai sy'n ymwneud â'r trefniadau presennol barhau i ofalu am blant. Diolch yn fawr i'n gweithwyr addysgu a gofal plant anhygoel am eu hymrwymiad yn y cyfnod hwn o angen cenedlaethol.

 

Bydd y sefyllfa hon yn parhau am y tymor byr ond byddwn yn adolygu gyda gweithwyr gofal iechyd proffesiynol, awdurdodau lleol a'n hundebau athrawon.

 

20-03-2020 - Key workers child care

13:30 - Letter from the headteacher - If you require childcare, please complete a request by following clicking here 

 

 11:30am

Dear Parents/carers,

I appreciate that many of you are working and it may be difficult to reply to this request.  However, if you are able to, we would appreciate an immediate response in order that appropriate provision may be put in place.

 The county council will continue, through its schools, to provide care for a limited number of children whose parents are classed as ‘key workers’. However, where possible, every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.

Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined in the link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

KEY MESSAGES TO CONSIDER WHEN MAKING YOUR DECISION

It is important to underline that schools, colleges and other educational establishments remain safe places for children. However, the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.

Please, therefore, follow these key principles:

  1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
  2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then provision will be available for them.
  3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
  4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
  5. Special settings continue to care for children wherever possible.

 If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision:

 I would urge any parents who are listed as ‘key workers’ to contact the school immediately, outlining why they qualify, so that we are aware that your child/children require care.  Please note, that the provision will be established as a child-care provider not a learning organisation. I cannot stress the importance of the clear message given by Government that where possible, every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.

 I would like to thank everyone for your support, cooperation and understanding in what is a very challenging situation for everyone.

 

19/03/2020 - School Closure update

Dear parent/carer.

You will be aware that all schools in Wales have been instructed to close by tomorrow (Friday).

There is some confusion regarding the possible ‘re-purposing’ of schools to act as a facility to care for vulnerable pupils and pupils of key workers from Monday onwards, but as yet we have had no further guidance on this matter. I will keep you informed of developments as we receive them.

In the meantime I ask that, if you are able to, please do not send your child(ren) into school tomorrow. This will allow us to ensure that we are able to appropriately cater for those who do have to attend.

You will be aware that all pupils have been provided with details on how they can access online learning material which we have produced. If you require a paper pack of the work, please contact the school office.

Once again, thank you for your support and keep safe.

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19/03/2020 - School Meals Arrangements

Message from PCC regarding Free School Meals.

If you are entitled to free school meals and would like to pick up a free school meal for your child/children during the school closure period , please contact the Catering Service on the details below.

You will be provided with a breakfast, lunch and snack for your child/children on a daily basis (Mon – Fri)

We will need to know the name of your child/ children, school they attend, dietary information (i.e vegetarian/allergies), contact details.

You will also need to let us know which school you would like to collect the meal from as we appreciate you may have children attending two different schools or you may live closer to a school that you child doesn’t currently attend.

If you also become eligible for free school meals over the next coming weeks, please contact the details below.

This option will also be available over the Easter Holidays.

The Catering Service will then contact you with a pick up time by 4pm Friday 20th of March.

Catering Service Contact Details

Contact details – cashless.catering@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Or

Telephone any of the following numbers:

01437 775943

01437 775922

01437 775912

01437 775949

01437 775250

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 18/03/2020

Dear Parent/carer

You may be aware that Welsh Government have instructed all schools to close by Friday (20th March)

We are unsure as to the length of time this will apply for.

Online learning materials have been developed in the eventuality of closure and all pupils have been provided with instructions on how to access this work. Work-packs have also been produced. Please contact the school if you require a pack.

Provision is being made by PCC and Welsh Government regarding Free school meals. Further details to follow.

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16/03/2020 - Coronavirus update letter to Parents [ Eng / Cym ]

Remember / Cofiwch :

 

We have high expections for ourselves as a school and for all of our pupils.

- Paul Edwards

Ysgol Bro Gwaun

Heol Dyfed

Fishguard

Pembrokeshire

SA65 9DT

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