A letter from Mrs Hopkins, Head teacher June 16th 2020
Click here for FAQs regarding the phased re-opening of our school.
Example of the letter sent to parents with dates to return for ‘Check-in, Catch-up’.
Those who responded by the deadline have been sent specific days to attend. We are sure parents can appreciate that the allocated days cannot be changed due to the hundreds of children and families we have had to fit into highly limited groups. We have ensured that siblings attend on the same day in order to help our families limit travelling on diffferent days.
Unfortunately, no requests to change days will be possible for us to grant. We must adhere to the strictly limited numbers of children in each pod. Thank you for your understanding during these extremely challenging times.
|Drop off time||Where?||Collection time||Where?|
|Key worker children||From 8:30am||Reception Unit||Up to 4:30pm||Reception Unit|
|Yr6 Gold crests||9:00||Back yard door||3:20||Back yard door|
|Yr6 Eagles||9:00||Back yard door||3:20||Back yard door|
|Yr5 Kestrels||9:00||Games yard||3:20||Games yard|
|Yr5 Falcons||9:00||Games yard||3:20||Games yard|
|Yr4 Jackdaws||8:50||Tuck entrance||3:15||Tuck entrance|
|Yr4 Tawny Owls||8:50||Tuck entrance||3:15||Tuck entrance|
|Yr3 Sparrow Hawks||8:50||Back yard door||3:15||Back yard door|
|Yr3 Blackbirds||8:50||Back yard door||3:15||Back yard door|
|Yr2 Starlings||9:15||Top yard||3:05||Top yard|
|Yr2 Kingfishers||9:15||Top yard||3:05||Top yard|
|Yr2 Swifts||9:15||Top yard||3:05||Top yard|
|Yr1 Robins||9:10||Main yard||3:00||Main yard|
|Yr1 Wrens||9:10||Main yard||3:00||
We have a separate page with lots of ideas and resources to support mental health and well-being during these unprecedented times. Please click on the ‘Health and Well-Being’ tab above.
Support Hub Working:
Updated information for key working families: Check-in, Catch-up’ for children of key workers
Our staff currently provide child care in our hub facility for children of families where parents qualify as ‘critical key workers’ and where there is no safe alternative child care.
WE DO NOT MAKE THE RULES REGARDING WHO ARE CRITICAL KEY WORKERS. We are bound to follow strict guidelines. We understand that these are hugely challenging times for those needing childcare but who do not qualify as a critical key workers and we sympathise with those families unable to access the hub. These are rules imposed in order to greatly reduce the numbers of children attending and to keep everyone as safe as possible. #stayhomesavelives
If there is a safe alternative at home when a critical key worker is on duty on the front line, it is ESSENTIAL that families STAY AT HOME!
Free School Meals:
Please find the link below to the updated letter regarding Free School Meals provision from April 6th 2020.
Families who are claiming the FSM payments each week will have to pay for any school dinners provided from 29th June – 17th July.
Communication from the Director of Education, Mr Aled Evans:
Please find the link below to a letter from our Director of Education, Mr Aled Evans regarding school provision for children of specified ‘key workers’ from Monday 23rd March 2020.
Communication from our Head teacher, Mrs Hopkins:
Please find the link below to a letter from our Head teacher, Mrs Hopkins regarding school provision for children of specified ‘key workers’ from Monday 23rd March 2020.
In This Together:
Whilst we understand that this is a difficult time for everyone, we all continue to work together to keep everyone as safe as we are able to. As a school, we are implementing our phased re-opening plan and we take advice from Neath Port Talbot Local Authority, Welsh Government, Public Health Wales and the UK Government.
If your child is unwell with any related symptoms, please do not send them to school. If your child displays any of the symptoms, they will be sent home in line with the most up to date advice from the government. Please use the NHS symptom checker and take advice from Public Health Wales if in any doubt.
Please click here to complete a NPT Resident COVID-19 survey. Thank you.
Links to further information