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Week 2 arrangements, 11th to 15th January 2021

The ever changing situation in Wales means that we now need to provide distance learning for all pupils until 18th January, although, unfortunately, this could well change and be extended further.

Pupils who are classed as vulnerable or are offspring of key workers are, however, eligible for face to face teaching if ALL OTHER childcare options are unavailable.

I am aware that the criteria for Key workers is at present different to the criteria used before the summer break, but it is the criteria that RCT have decided upon at this present time. This also is subject to change and further jobs/ professions may be added to the list should the school closures be extended.

 

Please click here to see the letter from Gaynor Davies, Director of Education, outlining the new arrangements for Week 2, 11th to 15th January 2021.

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

 

January 11th and 15th
Online / home learning will be provided for all pupils for this week and pupils should remain at home.

In order to support frontline critical workers, the school will provide provision for the children of these workers. This will be from 11th-15th January for school core hours only. Core hours are:

Foundation Phase:

Drop off from 8.40am for a 9am start (as usual to ease congestion and maintain social distancing)

Collection from 3pm until 3.20pm (as usual to ease congestion and maintain social distancing)

 

Key Stage 2:

Drop off from 8.40am for a 9am start (as usual to ease congestion and maintain social distancing)

Collection from 3.20pm until 3.30pm (as usual to ease congestion and maintain social distancing)

 

Applications must be received by the school no later than 12pm on 6th January 2021, where after each application will be processed on its own merit. The school will contact you by 5pm on 6th 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.

Please be aware the school may ask for notice of shift patterns and line managers contact details.

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.

 

Breakfast Club provision is also available for this week should you need it. Please be aware that when face to face teaching resumes breakfast club provision will only be for those pupils who were originally accepted for the Spring Term. If you would like to take up the offer of a breakfast place for this week, please inform the school by email to admin.pontyclunprimary@rctcbc.gov.uk before 12 pm on Wednesday 6th January 2021. If attending breakfast club, please bring your child(ren) to the main school hall. Breakfast club will open at 8.15am.

School dinners will also be available for pupils this week, again, please notify the school by email as above before 12 pm on Wednesday 6th January 2021.

Please ensure you notify the school of any food allergies that your child may have so that the catering staff are fully aware and can ensure that your child's needs are catered for.

 

Should this information change we will contact you.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

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