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Pontyclun

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Arrangements for January 2021

 

I hope that you have had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year, hopefully 2021 will see an end to the disruption of last year and we will begin to get back to normal. However, it appears that this will not be the case in the immediate future as unfortunately, it appears that transmission rates are high across RCT resulting in the Local Authority issuing new guidance on the opening of schools.

 

Please click here to read the letter from Gaynor Davies, Director of Education, outlining the new arrangements.

Please be aware that these are the present arrangements but due to circumstances changes may occur.

 

January 4th and 5th
The school will be closed to pupils to assess the staffing capacity and to make appropriate arrangements and plans for the pupils to return to school safely. There will be no online learning or home learning provided to pupils for these days.

In order to support frontline critical workers, the school will provide provision for the children of these workers. This will be from 6th-8th January for school core hours only.

Applications must be received by the school no later than 12pm on 4th January, where after each application will be processed on its own merit. The school will contact you by 5pm on 4th January with the outcome of your application.

Parents and carers should not apply for this childcare if alternative arrangements can be made for their children. For example, if there is another parent working from home or if the critical worker is not in work/on shift.

Current criteria from RCT for critical workers is as follows;
• Blue light workers, including NHS, Police and Fire Service staff
• Social care workers (including care homes)
• Childcare or education staff.

 

January 6th, 7th,8th
The children of critical workers who qualified for the childcare provision will attend school. On instruction from RCT, please note that class bubbles will not be able to be broken to put children together. Please prepare your child that they may be in a class with no other pupils.
All other pupils will remain at home where they will be provided with online/home learning.

January 11th
All pupils return to school for face to face learning. Should this information change we will contact you.

 

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

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