We are currently suffering a significant spike in the number of staff absences due to COVID-19 and other illnesses. This has led to disruption of teaching and learning in a minority of classes as they have not had their normal scheduled teacher for some lessons throughout the week. We are doing everything we can to make sure the pupils are well educated and that we have enough staff to safely keep all of the pupils in school. Our staff are covering each other’s lessons, supporting the pupils and going above and beyond to make sure families are not disrupted by pupils being at home.
We are delighted that up to this point we have not had to switch to online learning for any year group due to staff absence, unlike many schools across Wales. We will continue to do what we can to make sure we are open to all pupils for face to face learning, but there may come a point that we have to ask one year group to switch to online learning. Hopefully this will not happen, but if it does we will give parents notice of any change.
If pupils are asked to switch to online learning then they must follow their timetable and engage in the lessons set by their teachers virtually. Mr Barons will email further instructions as and when needed.
Going forward we ask that all staff and pupils wear face coverings when in communal areas such as corridors and the diner, and not to come into school and self-isolate if they have tested positive or if they have the three classic symptoms of COVID-19.