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11th February 2021

MHCPS letter to parents 11.2.2021 – phased return to school after half term

PCC Statement – 02 2021 Return to school English    Cymraeg

 

8th January 2021

Please see the latest press release from PCC below:

 

8th January, 2021

MINISTER’S SCHOOLS ANNOUNCEMENT WELCOMED

Pembrokeshire County Council welcomes the announcement that remote learning will continue until at least Friday, January 29th.

The Welsh Government has brought the decision on schools into line with the three-weekly review of the Alert Levels.

Education Minister Kirsty Williams announced last night that unless there is a significant reduction in Covid-19 transmission before January 29th, remote learning would continue until the next review date, which coincides with the February half-term.

Vulnerable children and children of key workers will still have access to their usual school.

Pembrokeshire County Council Director for Education Steven Richards-Downes, said: “This announcement provides more clarity on the immediate future to learners, parents, carers and our dedicated school staff.

“All schools in Pembrokeshire are already planning and delivering blended learning to their learners and this now includes developing live streaming of lessons where possible.

“Schools have introduced a County wide model policy for live streaming acceptable use to parents.

“Schools have been training staff in the use of a number of platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Google Classrooms including training and support for both synchronous and asynchronous activity as this supports families in being able to meet the needs of learners at home.”

Cllr Guy Woodham, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, added: “Once again I thank all learners, parents, carers and school staff for the way they have embraced remote learning and we continue to look forward to the time when face-to-face learning can resume.”

 

For the latest advice and press releases relating to coronavirus, please view: www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

For press queries, please email: presspublicrelations@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

8 Ionawr, 2021

CROESAWU CYHOEDDIAD YSGOLION Y GWEINIDOG

Mae Cyngor Sir Penfro yn croesawu’r cyhoeddiad y bydd dysgu o bell yn parhau tan o leiaf ddydd Gwener, Ionawr 29ain.

Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi sicrhau bod y penderfyniad ar ysgolion yn cyd-fynd â’r adolygiad tair wythnos o’r Lefelau Rhybudd.

Cyhoeddodd y Gweinidog Addysg Kirsty Williams neithiwr, oni bai bod gostyngiad sylweddol yn nhrosglwyddiad Covid-19 cyn Ionawr 29ain, y byddai dysgu o bell yn parhau tan ddyddiad yr adolygiad nesaf, sy’n cyd-fynd â hanner tymor mis Chwefror.

Bydd plant sy’n agored i niwed a phlant gweithwyr allweddol yn dal i gael mynediad i’w hysgol arferol.

Dywedodd Steven Richards-Downes, Cyfarwyddwr Addysg Cyngor Sir Penfro: “Mae’r cyhoeddiad hwn yn rhoi mwy o eglurder ar y dyfodol agos i ddysgwyr, rhieni, gofalwyr a’n staff ysgol ymroddedig.

“Mae pob ysgol yn Sir Benfro eisoes yn cynllunio ac yn cyflwyno dysgu cyfunol i’w dysgwyr ac mae hyn bellach yn cynnwys datblygu ffrydio gwersi’n fyw lle bo hynny’n bosibl.

“Mae ysgolion wedi cyflwyno polisi enghreifftiol ledled y Sir ar gyfer defnydd derbyniol ffrydio byw i rieni.

“Mae ysgolion wedi bod yn hyfforddi staff i ddefnyddio nifer o lwyfannau fel Microsoft Teams a Google Classrooms gan gynnwys hyfforddiant a chymorth ar gyfer gweithgarwch cydamseredig ac anghydamseredig gan fod hyn yn helpu teuluoedd i allu diwallu anghenion dysgwyr gartref.”

Ychwanegodd y Cynghorydd Guy Woodham, Aelod Cabinet dros Addysg a Dysgu Gydol Oes: “Unwaith eto, rwy’n diolch i’r holl ddysgwyr, rhieni, gofalwyr a staff ysgolion am y ffordd maen nhw wedi mynd i’r afael â dysgu o bell ac rydyn ni’n parhau i edrych ymlaen at yr adeg pan all dysgu wyneb yn wyneb ailddechrau.”

 

Am y cyngor a’r datganiadau i’r wasg diweddaraf sy’n ymwneud â coronafeirws, gweler: www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

Ar gyfer ymholiadau i’r wasg, anfonwch e-bost at: presspublicrelations@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

 

4th January 2021

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

 
Happy New Year. We hope that this message finds you all safe and well and we hope that 2021 is a better year for us all.
 
This message is just to remind you about Pembrokeshire County Council’s arrangements for the first week of the spring term 2021. The full detail is in their letter of 18 December 2020, which is already uploaded on the school’s website. 
 
To summarise – Pembrokeshire schools will provide distance learning for learners from the start of this term 4th January until 8th January. Schools that have INSET days planned at the start of the term (as we do on Monday 4 January 2021) will be closed and will not be offering learning on those days. Therefore, distance learning will be taking place from Tuesday 5 January for MHCPS. 
 

Childcare for critical workers and vulnerable learners (for normal school hours) will be available on all school sites from Wednesday 6th January. You have been asked to please contact the school directly regarding this provision. If you require this provision please can you email Admin.MilfordPrimary@pembrokeshire.gov.uk to place your request. A member of staff will then get back in touch with you to discuss your request.

Plans are that all schools will return to face to face learning from Monday 11th January, unless a situation occurs where a school is unable to open for significant health and safety reasons.

Best wishes from all the team at MHCPS. Take care and stay safe.

 

 

18th December 2020

 

Pembrokeshire County Council Press Release about Return to School in January 2021

18 December 2020

PEMBROKESHIRE SCHOOLS TO RETURN TO FACE TO FACE TEACHING FROM 11TH JANUARY

Pembrokeshire County Council welcomes the statement from the Welsh Government and the WLGA (below) on the start of next term.

Given that Covid-19 transmission levels continue to increase across the local authority, by taking the decision at this stage it is providing families with much needed clarity on the arrangements for the start of the Spring Term.

Pembrokeshire schools will provide distance learning for learners from the start of next term 4th January until 8th January.

Schools that have INSET days planned at the start of the term will be closed and will not be offering learning on those days.

Childcare for critical workers and vulnerable learners will be available on all school sites from Wednesday 6th January, this will include Portfield Special School and the Pembrokeshire Learning Centre. Please contact the school directly regarding this provision.

All schools will return to face to face learning from Monday, 11th January unless a situation occurs where a school is unable to open for significant health and safety reasons.

Where this happens the school and the Council will place notifications on their websites.

WLGA Statement on the return of schools in January

Following extensive discussions a common approach has been agreed by the Welsh Government and the Welsh Local Government Association for the return to school in January.

With transmission levels continuing to increase across Wales, and uncertainty over what impact that might have on school staffing levels over the Christmas break, there will be some flexibility built in at the beginning of term.  However, minimising disruption to our children and young people’s education remains a priority and face to face learning should be the default position unless there are clear public health and safety reasons for moving to remote learning.

 

For most of our learners, the new school term will start on 4th January, although there will be some schools who have planned INSET days in this first week.  As schools assess their staffing levels ahead of, and during, the first week, our expectation is that schools will be providing face to face learning for the majority of their pupils by 11th January, leading to a full return in the days before 18th January at the latest.

 

Where a school has moved to remote learning because of exceptional and specific local circumstances, local authorities and schools will be expected to make arrangements for vulnerable learners and the children of critical workers (including school staff) to attend, as is the case now.

 

A WLGA spokesperson said:

 

“The plan to return to schools in January will give some certainty, whilst also allowing for flexibility to take account of local circumstances.

“Teachers, school staff, learners, and parents and carers’ response has been remarkable throughout this challenging year. It has not been easy, and we thank them for their continued patience and perseverance to help keep our communities safe.

“To help curb the rapid spread of the virus, we must all continue to do all we can to protect ourselves, each other and our communities.”

 

A Welsh Government spokesperson said:

 

“We all recognise that these are unprecedented times and that we have to be agile in how we respond to the impact the virus has on our communities.

 

“By agreeing to a flexible approach during the first two weeks of the new school term in January enables our schools to put in place proportionate arrangements which reflect their specific circumstances and is guided by public health and safety considerations.

 

“We know from our children and young people that they learn best when in the classroom receiving face to face learning so any measures we put in place must look to minimise further disruption to their education.”

 

For the latest advice and press releases relating to coronavirus, please view: www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

For press queries, please email: presspublicrelations@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

122020SchoolsOnlineJanuary – PDF link to above press release

 

 

15th December 2020

Warn and inform letter MHCPS 15.12.2020 –

 

 

11th December 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

Following the statement from Hywel Dda Region and Council leaders (link below), Milford Haven Community  Primary School will move to distance learning from Tuesday 15th December.  Monday 14th December will be the last day of term in school for pupils.

https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/newsroom/council-leaders-to-allow-schools-to-move-to-distance-learning

We wish you all a happy and safe Christmas and as further information is provided by PCC we will keep you updated.

Best wishes.

Take care and keep safe from all the team at MHCPS

 

Please see also:

Letter from PCC regarding distance learning at the end of the Winter term and further arrangements.

Letter to Parents from SRD 11.12.2020

 

 

10 December 2020

Warn and inform letter MHCPS 10.12.2020 –

 

8th December 2020

Warn and inform letter MHCPS 8.12.2020 –

 

 

3rd December 2020

Can come to school letter MHCPS 3.12.2020 –

 

25th November 2020

Please see the letter below regarding an individual who has tested positive for Covid 19.

Can come to school letter MHCPS 25.11.2020 – (1)

 

23rd November 2020

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

All schools and settings have received a Covid-19 letter from Welsh Government today about the Use of face coverings in school: Update to Welsh Government guidance – Received 23 November 2020

 

Wearing of face coverings (primary schools)

 

The Welsh Government has updated its guidance on the use of face coverings in schools.

To reduce the risk of transmission amongst parents and relatives, please wear masks when visiting school, and at drop-off and collection areas. Maintaining clear social distance at the school gates will also reduce risk and set a good example to pupils.

 

If you have a secondary school aged child, be aware that face coverings should now be worn by year 7 and above pupils in all areas outside the classroom and be worn on dedicated school transport for year 7 and up.

 

Please follow these guidelines and encourage your child to follow theirs too.

Along with regular hand washing/sanitising and social distancing, this will reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 at school as far as possible.

The guidelines have been made stronger to keep you and your families as safe as possible. They are based on new advice from Welsh Government’s Technical Advisory Group, as we learn more about the way COVID-19 is transmitted.

 

Thank you for your help in doing all we can – together – to keep ourselves and others safe.

 

Thank you for your continued support from all the team at MHCPS

 

 

 

20th November 2002

and also

Post Firebreak Message on new Guidelines from WG Poster 09.11.20 ENGLISH

Updated Information 15th October 2020

Cov-19 Letter 15 10 2020

 

 

Public Heath Wales – for Parents

Covid 19 Parents information for schools v1

 

UPDATED 14th September 2020 – What to do if your child is displaying symptoms of Coronavirus

Symptomatic pupils action list PARENTS 14.09.2020

 

 

INFORMATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

Please see below documents relating to the beginning of the Autumn Term 2020

MHCPS letter to parents v2 – return to school in September 2020 (01)

MHCPS -Return to school – information for parents – Sept 2020 (003)

 

 

7 July 2020 Letter from PCC – Arrangements for September

072020SchoolsLetter

64068 072020SchoolsLetter (Cymraeg)

 

9 July 2020 – PCC key worker childcare update – Please visit PCC website for the latest update on key worker childcare provision as of 25 July 2020

https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/newsroom/key-worker-childcare-provision-update

http://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/ystafell-newyddion/diweddariad-ar-ddarpariaeth-gofal-plant-gweithiwr-allweddol

 

19 June 2020 – Information to Parents regarding reopening of school

Please read the following documents explaining all the arrangements for reopening the school to pupils on 29 June 2020.

MHCPS letter to parents – return to school arrangements

MHCPS -Re-opening of school – safety advice

MHCPS Bubble story – a booklet for parents and pupils

plan of Meads site with new details for reopening

plan of Prioryville site with new details for reopening

 

17 June 2020 – To All our Nursery Parents and Carers –

PCC have announced, via their website and the Frequently Asked Question page, that Nursery pupils will not be returning to school in the summer term.

Will schools be open to Nursery and Reception children?

Schools will open for Reception children on 29th June, but not for Nursery children.”

PCC website, FAQ page

We are sad to not be able to welcome the children back to school and to welcome our new Nursery pupils into our school. However, we look forward to hopefully seeing them soon in the autumn term. In the meantime, please do continue to engage with your home learning set by Mrs Phillips. It has been a lovely to see all the lovely things you have been doing at home.

Take care and stay safe.

Many thanks for your continued support at this very difficult time. Take care and keep safe!

 

15 June 2020 – Letter to parents from PCC – Hub childcare provision for Critical Workers – 2020.06.15-Letter-to-Parents-Carers

 

11 June 2020 – Letter to parents / carers from Pembrokeshire County Council –Letter to Parents 11.06.20 – Eng

 

5 June 2020 – Latest Update on Schools – Letter to parents 1 – 5.6.2020

30 March 2020 – As of Monday 30 March 2020 Pembrokeshire County Council childcare arrangements in the light of  COVOID-19 are changing.

Please see the following attached statement from PCC

20200326 Pembrokeshire County Council Childcare Arrangements v2 (003)

Please remember in order for all staff and learners to be as safe as possible learners should remain at home to stop the spread of the virus and protect the NHS wherever possible.

Meads telephone number 01646 693861

email admin.milfordprimary@pembrokeshire.gov.uk