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  • Parent/Carer Letter

    Published 10/07/20

    Dear Parent / Carer,

    I am sure you know that the Welsh Government has announced all schools are to open from September 1st. The statement is on our school website if you want to read the full document.

    Whilst the Government want us to return in September the guidance that helps us plan this return will not be available until next week. We will need this information to plan a safe and meaningful return for all students and staff. Some information is available, such as school transport which will be back to full capacity but it will remain a challenge for us to keep safe distances between large groups of children in and out of school buildings. To that extent, the exact conditions by which we will return remain unclear and the Education Minister states that it may take the first two weeks in September for schools to be working at 100% capacity.

    We know that in our Local Authority, Tuesday September 1st will be an INSET day for all schools. Ideally, all children will be in school for at least one day in that first week with everyone in the school together at some point in the week beginning September 7th. I have every intention of providing you with the exact plan for September before the end of next week when we break for the summer holiday.

    It must be remembered that whatever plan we adopt, any significant increase in the transmission rates of Covid-19 over the summer may lead to changes in Welsh Government and / or RCT decisions. Obviously we hope this will not be the case and by September 14th we are working and learning at Pontypridd High in a way we are more accustomed to.

    I will contact you again next week with more specific details about our return in September. I can confirm now that it is unlikely all children will be in school in the first week of September all at the same time. This is because it will be important for us to give every child in each year group, an initial chance to return to school which is positive and as free as possible from any situation which raises anxiety levels given the long period of absence we have all experienced. This is true for students and staff alike.

     

    Thank you as always for your support.

     

    Huw Cripps

    Headteacher

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  • Goodbye Year 11

    Published 09/07/20

    Last Thursday our Year 11 Leavers Assembly premiered live on YouTube.

     

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  • Careers Interview

    Published 09/07/20

    By Maren Swain and Ryan Davies (Year 7)

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  • Transition news from the Maths Faculty

    Published 09/07/20

    Hi Year 6. All of the Maths teachers at PHS are very much looking forward to meeting you.

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  • Transition news from the Science Faculty

    Published 09/07/20

    Hi, Year 6. A very warm welcome from us all in the Science Faculty.

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  • Letter for Parents and Carers

    Published 03/07/20

    Dear parent / carer

    My thanks for the support this week on reopening our school after 15 weeks of closure. I understand the reasons and appreciate that not everyone has returned but I believe it has been a very positive experience for those who have.

    Now we have reopened our school and are working with the new guidance on hygiene and social distancing we have a good foundation from which to think about September. At present, there has been no formal guidance about how we will start in September in Wales. However, it is clear that by then there will be a large number of our children who have not been in school since March and so a period of ‘transition’ back into school will certainly be appropriate for every year group. We are working with the Local Authority on this and I will confirm the arrangements as soon as I can.

    Thank you again for your support and understanding at this time.

    Huw Cripps

    Headteacher

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  • Summer Term End Date

    Published 24/06/20

    Please follow the link below for the latest update on Summer term end date:

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  • School Reopening Documents for Parents and Carers

    Published 17/06/20

    Important Please read.

    Please follow the links below to access information regarding your child/children's return to school on 29th June 2020. 

    In the letter to parents/carers, there is an important link to a survey which we would appreciate you completing as soon as possible.

    Thank you.

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  • Newsletter - Edition 28 June 2020

    Published 14/06/20

    Please follow link below to read our latest newsletter.

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  • Follow our YEPS Team on Social Media

    Published 12/06/20

    You can stay in touch with our YEPs team by following them on social media! Simply look for @YEPSRCT on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat!

     

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  • Parent and Carer Survey

    Published 08/06/20

    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;

     

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=JV7q4fNEh0qdGi_iA1Po9qyGco-EFYtMu-m1On3obs9UNFBTNTlaNDMxQThUM0VOUjlSTk1UQjFNUy4u

     

    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.

     

    Huw Cripps

    Headteacher

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  • Newsletter Edition 27

    Published 07/06/20

    Our latest home school newsletter is now available to read and download.

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