Please see the above re: available Family Programmes offering support to parents of pupils in Nursery, Reception and Year 1
(Merthyr Tydfil Adult Education in partnership with The College, Merthyr Tydfil)
Please see the letter above re: children's dental service
Please refer to the above letter from Sue Walker, Chief Education Officer for MTCBC
Please refer to the above information, received from Public Health Wales, which should help to answer any questions you may have about self-isolation.
For all COVID-19 related pupil absences, please refer to the quick reference guide above.
Please refer to the document above which provides updated information with regard to lunchtime arrangements.
Parents of pupils in Year 4, 5 and 6, please refer to the above document for information re: changes to drop-off and collection of pupils next week
Please read the document above which provides information relating to returning to school in September.
Please see the attached letter (above) re: details for returning to school in September. Many Thanks.
If any of our families require support over the summer holidays, please refer to the above information with regard to the Early Help Hub.
Please see the above letter which provides details regarding pupils' end of year reports.
Please see the attached flyer (above) regarding the opportunity for all children to take part in an exciting Literacy Festival during the month of August.
In partnership with the Welsh Book Council, Wales and West Housing Association, Merthyr Valleys Homes and the Local Authority, Stephens & George Century Charity Trust (who you may be aware of from their 'Spread the Word' Festival) are launching online activities to promote reading.
If your child would like to take part in the festival, please complete the order form below (use the link) to choose your book pack (each pack contains 3 books).
ALL children across the County Borough who are entitled to free school meals will receive a FREE book bundle, as will children who are 'looked after'.
Please see the letter above from Sue Walker (Chief Education Officer for MTCBC) with regard to the summer term ending on Friday 17th July.
For all Local Authority information and guidance re: the reopening of schools, please refer to the above document.
Please see the documents attached (above) regarding Type 1 diabetes that the NHS have asked us to share with you.
Please see the above guidance booklet regarding pupils returning to school. Class teachers will contact you by telephone on Monday. It is vital that you read the guidance before then. Many thanks.
Please see the attached letter (above) from Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, Chief Education Officer, Sue Walker re: the reopening of schools.
Please see the attached information booklet for parents and carers of pupils transitioning to Afon Taf High School.
Afon Taf would like to reassure parents that they understand that you be unable to obtain uniform items due to the current Covid9 lockdown and supply issues.
Message from South Wales Police
Please be aware of what your children are doing online.
During these unprecedented times, children are spending longer each day on the internet, so never has online safety been more important. Since schools closed, there has been an increase in the number of incidents involving indecent images being requested from, and sent to, children.
Please, as a parent, make it your responsibility to ensure your child is as protected as they can be from this threat.
Why not make internet safety the subject for a home schooling session before your children return to school? It could the most valuable lesson they’ve had - there are many helpful resources to help you and your child.
https://youtu.be/jgmDeT16JwM - Learn about Sexting
https://bit.ly/2YfEzB0 - Advice from Childline
https://connectedkids.org.uk/connected-kids/ - General Kids Internet Safety advice from South Wales Police partner Get Safe Online
For parents who require any information or support regarding the following:
Health, wellbeing & personal safety
Support with accommodation & housing
Access to legal services
Support for children & young people
Guidance and access to employment, education and training
Please contact DART (Domestic Abuse Resource Team) who are continuing to work and accept new referrals (see poster above)
Please refer to the attached information produced by the Local Authority Educational Psychology Service with regard to well-being and internet safety.
The packs have been developed for parents as many children and young people are considered to be particularly vulnerable at present due to the increase in virtual communication throughout lockdown.
Please find in the document below some useful resources and information suitable for Parents, Carers, Schools and Supporting Professionals during the Coronavirus.
'Do not change your behaviour to avoid being infected. Assume you are infected and change your behaviour to avoid transmitting'
(Alexandra College, 2020).
Please read the document below which contains important information about the application process for access of HUB childcare.
Please read the letter below re: childcare requirements and respond using the online admission system as detailed.
Proof of occupation and shift patterns will be required by the Local Authority.
During this unprecedented crisis, we understand that for many of you, you are concerned and confused by how to best support your children's learning at home.
In order to assist you, the following website provides a range of resources and other suggestions of website links recommended by families that have always chosen to home-educate their children.
Please click on the image below that will take you directly to the website ...
If you're a key worker and are still unsure about sending your child to school from Monday 23rd March, please refer to the image below ...