IMPORTANT MESSAGE for PARENTS – January Return to School
A FURTHER MESSAGE – 7pm 4th January
We have just been informed that schools will now continue with remote learning until at least 18th January. More information about remote learning tasks will be sent out tomorrow! This is not what any of us want and we will do our very best for our families and children!
Monday 4th January 2020
This is the letter from the Local Authority regarding return to school. We understand that there will be further information on a return to school date by Thursday. May I apologise for this continued uncertainty. Teachers will be providing remote learning opportunities from Wednesday morning. If you need to contact your child’s teacher this week you can do so either through Class DoJo or by Hwb email.
As you will already be aware, the Swansea approach to returning to schools in January
has been revised, with us currently delaying the return to face-to-face learning until
11 January at the earliest.
The position on childcare is currently unchanged and schools will look to provide a
service to our most vulnerable children and those key workers that have no other option
available to them from 6 January onwards. This provision should only be accessed as a
last resort and wherever possible pupils should remain home.
The delay to face-to-face learning will allow time to consider updated information about
Covid-19, including the new variant. All schools will provide remote learning from
Wednesday 6 January. Remote learning can be delivered in numerous ways and a
number of different methods will be used within and across our schools. These methods
will include “live” lessons, recorded lessons, work packs etc.
Additional payments or food parcels will be provided for learners entitled to free school
meals during the period of home learning.
The overall position in Swansea will be reviewed later this week.
Interim Director of Education
We have been informed by Swansea Local Authority of changes to plans for return to school next week. Sincere apologies for this but we are letting you know at the earliest opportunity. The following statement has been issued and this will be followed by a letter from the Local Authority on Monday.
Updated Position on Swansea Schools Return to Face to Face Learning
‘All Swansea schools will aim to return to face to face learning from Monday 11 January instead of 6 January. There will be a delay to face to face learning to allow time to consider updated information, expected next week, about Covid-19, including the new variant. All schools will provide online learning from Wednesday 6 January and each school will provide onsite childcare for vulnerable children if needed and critical workers’ children if essential from Wednesday 6 January. The position will be reviewed on 6 January.’
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!
Links to view the ‘Tre Uchaf Christmas Movie 2020’ and our Makaton Carols have been emailed to all parent/carer email accounts registered with Squid. If you have not received this email via Squid, please contact your child’s class teacher via email or Dojo as soon as possible.
Our Christmas performances are intended to be viewed by pupils, families and staff only, so please do not share them via social media.
Important News 10.12.20:
We have been informed this evening that Swansea Local Authority has decided to close primary schools to children from Monday and to move to remote learning. School will be open for essential childcare for Critical Workers and a form will be sent to you tonight so you can inform us if you need this childcare. This is the letter from the Local Authority which we have been asked to send to you. Apologies for the short notice on this decision.
Dear Parent/ Carer
Once again, thank you for your support during this critical period in a public health crisis.
Infection rates are at record levels and we all need to play our part to bring this situation
under control and quickly. If infections continue to rise at the current rate then there is a
very real danger the local system will be overwhelmed during the festive period.
As a result of the Chief Medical Officer in Wales’ advice overnight, secondary schools
across Wales will switch to blended/remote learning from Monday 14 December 2020. In
Swansea, school sites will be open with all school staff expected to deliver learning from
a distance. Provision for vulnerable children will be available at each school and if critical
workers need childcare for those in years 7 and 8 then each secondary school will make
that provision. Please speak to your local school if you have concerns. Your child’s
school can tell you more about how learning will be delivered next week.
Please can I emphasise that your child needs to be at home and learning until 18
December. Children needing to be on site should bring their own packed lunch. Further
details on FSM payments and food bag deliveries for FSM pupils will be announced on
14 December 2020.
Following representation from primary headteachers, consideration of attendance
figures and particularly the 10 day rule on isolation before Christmas, Swansea Council
has revised its position. A move to blended learning is also the right thing to do in
primary schools, special schools and the PRU given our local circumstances.
Again, each primary school site will remain open until 18 December 2020 with staff
expected to continue working on delivering distance learning from the school to home.
More details will follow on FSM bags or payments for the week commencing 14
Every school will be expected to provide for the most vulnerable learners who need face
to face support. Critical workers should contact their own school for childcare provision,
if needed. Children needing to be on school site should bring a packed lunch with them
or order a food bag via the school.
Interim Director of Education
End of Term Letter from the Local Authority – Please click on the link below to read!
An Important Safety Reminder to Parents!
With an increase in COVID19 cases in our area we would like to remind you of a couple of important rules which will help your families, our school and our wider community to stay safe.
We are becoming concerned that some of our children appear to be spending time in multiple households.
Extended Households (Bubbles)
Families should not mix with other families in their homes or gardens unless they are members of an extended household (bubble). Your household should only form a bubble with one other household.
Essential childcare is one of the exceptions to this rule.
If anyone in your household or extended household (bubble) has symptoms and is awaiting test results the whole household should self-isolate until a negative test result is received. In these circumstances all children in the household should not attend school.
If someone in your household or extended household (bubble) tests positive, everyone, including children, needs to self-isolate in line with advice from Track and Trace. This means staying at home, not attending school and keeping a safe distance from the infected person, without any contact with other households.
School One Way System
We have noticed a few families entering the school yards through the wrong gates, increasing the risk of coming into close contact with other families. I would like to remind you that all parents and children must follow the school one way system at all times.
Many thanks to the vast majority of families who follow these rules all the time. You are helping to ensure that everyone enjoys the best possible Christmas!
C M Hewitt
Head Teacher’s Welcome – Croeso Pennaeth
Welcome to Tre Uchaf’s website. We hope you find our website interesting, informative and thought provoking. Here in Tre Uchaf we aim to be a positive, inclusive and listening school.
Optimistic about what our pupils can achieve
Focusing on the good qualities of all members of our community; pupils, parents, staff, visitors
Having a ‘can do’ attitude, even when we face challenges
Welcoming to pupils of all abilities and from all backgrounds
Teaching our pupils to embrace diversity
Valuing the contribution of all pupils, parents, staff and visitors
Actively seeking the views of pupils, parents, staff and the wider community
Supporting all members of our school community when they need someone to talk to
Acting upon advice, suggestions and concerns
If you already have a child in Tre Uchaf may I remind you that I will always try to make myself available to speak to you either in person or by phone. If you are interested in finding out more about Tre Uchaf please call us and we can arrange to show you around.
Thank you for visiting our website! Diolch yn fawr iawn!
Here is the link to view our Year 6 Leavers’ film 2020. A special goodbye present for all our wonderful pupils moving onto an exciting new chapter in their lives.
We are proud of each and every one of you!
Just copy and paste the above link in the address bar at the top …
…or select the whole address before right clicking and select ‘go to page’.
Article 29- You have the right to become the best you can be.