Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Updated 29 March 2020, 08.00am

The school closed on Friday 20 March to all pupils. This followed an announcement by the Education Minister in Welsh Government on Wednesday 18 March. The Easter break for pupils was brought forward in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. 

From Monday 23 March, schools were reopened with a new purpose, solely to provide emergency childcare for the pupils of critical workers and our most vulnerable pupils. 

Continuing Education 

The school has set work for all pupils to continue their learning at home - full details are available on the Pupil Curriculum page.

  • Work has been set to cover the period Monday 23 March to Friday 3 April - this is available now.¬†
  • Easter break takes place Monday 6 April to Friday 17 April.¬†
  • Further work will be set for the period Monday 20 April to Friday 1 May - this will be available online on Monday 20 April.

 

Physical and Mental Health 

As well as maintaining progress in their school work, it is essential that pupils also look after their physical and mental health and well being during the time the school is closed. 

It is important to try and set up a suitable study space and keep to good routines. Try and schedule a few hours in the morning to complete your school work, before doing other things. 

If you are feeling stressed or anxious about anything, make sure you talk to someone. There are links to various support networks on the Pupil Wellbeing page.   

School Events

We reviewed our school calendar prior to the school closing and have cancelled or postponed all events up to the Summer break. 

This includes:

  • Year 8 Anne Frank visit
  • Year 7 French visit
  • Year 8 Germany visit

 

We have submitted a claim to the insurer. At this stage, there is no need to contact the school. If you or your child are affected by any of these changes, we will contact you with more information in due course. 

Summer GCSE Examinations

The Education Minister announced on Friday that all GCSE examinations have been cancelled. Qualifications Wales has recently announced how they will award grades this summer for Year 11 and Year 10 pupils.  

Careers Guidance

Careers Wales have published an information booklet for pupils thinking about their next steps.

Links to further information

Official UK Government Guidance on Coronavirus

UK Government Guidance for schools and other educational settings

Welsh Government Guidance 

Welsh Government Travel Guidance for Schools

Public Health Wales Guidance 

NHS Direct Symptom Checker 

NHS Guide - 10 tips if you're worried about Coronavirus

Coronavirus Fact Sheet - Public Health England

WJEC Update on GCSEs for Summer 2020

 

Media

Any media enquiries should be directed to the Media Department at Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. 

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