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Dear Parent / Carer,
Since the announcement that schools will reopen from June 29th for a period of 4 weeks before the summer break, staff have been using what guidance is available to begin planning what we can achieve in that time.
Because of social distancing, we already know that the number of children who attend each day will be reduced to no more than one third of the usual total. We know that our classrooms will only be able to accommodate between 8 and 12 students and also that each of the buses that transport the majority of children to school will have a much reduced capacity.
It would help us to plan for the reopening from June 29th if you could take a few minutes to complete a short survey we have produced. The information we receive will allow us to maximise what we can deliver given the restrictions on numbers and the availability of staff. The link to the survey is as follows;
Because of time constraints, I would appreciate your replies by 10am on Wednesday this week, June 10th. It is our intention to update you further on an outline plan as soon as we can based on the information we receive from yourselves and from the Local Authority and Welsh Government.
Many thanks for your help and support in completing this survey.
Our latest home school newsletter is now available to read and download.
A huge "Thank you" to Stephen Hillier who has sent us some incredible photos of our school in all its glory. We are so lucky to have such wonderful grounds and look forward to filling it with happy and enthusiastic pupils and staff as soon as we can.
To see more images, please follow this link:/gallery/?pid=76&gcatid=20&albumid=112
Welcome to our Monday morning assembly. Enjoy and stay safe.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Effectively we are reaching the end of our half-term and I would like to update you on different issues which impact on us all:
Firstly, my thanks on behalf of all staff for your continued support for everything we are trying to achieve. I trust you have found our weekly newsletters, assemblies and all of the advice and support for home learning informative. Hopefully, much of it has also been fun and enjoyable to complete. My thanks also to everyone for all the essential wellbeing and pastoral support that is being undertaken each day. I have received a great deal of positive feedback from parents and carers about this work which is very much appreciated.
Unfortunately there continue to be people in our school community who are experiencing illness and the loss of loved ones. I would like to take this opportunity to remember Mrs Cheryl Evans who passed away last week. Cheryl was a member of staff at Pontypridd High for a number of years. She was much liked by students and staff and amongst many other things, she did a great deal of work supporting children with their reading and writing in Years 7 and 8. Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.
Understandably there is a great deal of comment at the present time regarding children returning to school. I can assure you that all staff are eager for this to happen but we must only do that when it is safe to do so, respecting the advice to maintain the right level of social distancing. Please note that there is no official confirmation on when the re-opening of all schools in Wales will take place. We have however been provided with reassurance by the Minister of Education that a three week notice period will be given prior to any phased re-opening of schools. All national and local decisions will be informed by the current medical advice and guidance so that the health, safety and wellbeing of our children, school staff and communities is protected.
With school closure continuing there remains demand for the emergency childcare provision currently being provided through school hubs. From Monday, June 1st the number of Local Authority emergency childcare hubs will be increased in order to address the growth in demand across the County Borough. The centre ‘Hub’ for Pontypridd High children will be based at Trerobart Primary School. I understand the application process for your child to secure a place in this provision will be the same as it is at present.
Please be aware that because of the demand on staff time to work at the childcare hubs we will always review our commitment to home learning against the ‘Hub’ provision. Initially, I can confirm that there will be no extra work set, nor will staff expect work to be submitted during the half-term break next week for any PHS student. We will monitor this after half-term as numbers of students attending the ‘Hub’ and the demand for staff attendance become more clear.
As always I thank you for your understanding and ask that you contact staff should you require any advice, help or support. Collectively we are making every effort to do the very best for our children together.
Take care and stay safe.