WELSH GOVERNMENT STATEMENT
The Minister for Education in Wales Kirsty Williams recently announced that schools willreopen on Monday 29th June 2020 so that all learners have the opportunity to ‘Check in, Catch Up and Prepare for Summer and September’.
In her announcement, she highlighted that there will be a phased approach in each school. Classes will be split into cohorts with staggered starts, lessons and breaks.
It is expected that this willmean, at most, a third of pupils present at any one time, though schools may need time to reach this level of operation.
There will be much smaller classes, providing secure dedicated time with teachers and classmates. This time will include online and personalised classroom experience, getting children and teachers ready for a similar experience in September.
Therefore, the last three weeks of the year offer a very good opportunity for us to welcome all our children back, for us to check in and catch up on their wellbeing. We will also be able to familiarise all our children with what the ‘new normal’ looks like. This will be most helpful to build confidence and reduce anxiety now; otherwise the return in September will be harder again for the children.
We understand that you may be anxious about sending your child back to school. This booklet sets out all the measures we are taking to reduce the risk of infection and hopefully reassure you that your child can return to school safely and start to benefit again from all the experiences they have in school.
We have worked closely with the Local Authority when planning and undertaking the preparation of our infrastructure to safely allow our school to re-open.
I would like to take this opportunity in thanking the Local Authority, Governing Body, and Staff for all playing a vital role in achieving this ‘new normal’ at Ysgol Gymunedol Llanmiloe Community School, in such a short space of time.
I am confident that the information and measures we have put in place, will be extremely helpful for you and hopefully provide additional reassurances to yourselves when making your decision as parents and carers.
Thank you in advance, for your support and hard work, in adding value to our pupils’ experiences, and overall development at Ysgol Gymunedol Llanmiloe Community School.
Information guides for parents and pupils
Parent Information Booklet - Covid 19
Child Leaflet - return to school