New Guidance Will Help Wales Stay Safe and Stay Learning

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today published a policy statement called 'Stay Safe. Stay Learning.' which aims to support learners, leaders, governors, practitioners, parents and carers in dealing with the impact of coronavirus.

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New Guidance Will Help Wales Stay Safe and Stay Learning

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today published a policy statement called 'Stay Safe. Stay Learning.' which aims to support learners, leaders, governors, practitioners, parents and carers in dealing with the impact of coronavirus.

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New Guidance Will Help Wales Stay Safe and Stay Learning

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today published a policy statement called 'Stay Safe. Stay Learning.' which aims to support learners, leaders, governors, practitioners, parents and carers in dealing with the impact of coronavirus.

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New Guidance Will Help Wales Stay Safe and Stay Learning

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today published a policy statement called 'Stay Safe. Stay Learning.' which aims to support learners, leaders, governors, practitioners, parents and carers in dealing with the impact of coronavirus.

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New Guidance Will Help Wales Stay Safe and Stay Learning

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today published a policy statement called 'Stay Safe. Stay Learning.' which aims to support learners, leaders, governors, practitioners, parents and carers in dealing with the impact of coronavirus.

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21/04/20 – Important information for all students

Message from the Headteacher – Stay Safe.  Stay Learning

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

Firstly, I hope that you are all safe and well.  Your health and emotional well-being is always a priority at Ysgol Rhosnesni.  Sadly, during these difficult and unprecedented times, we must now put many of our ambitions and interests temporarily on hold as we battle the Covid-19 virus.

The national curriculum is now suspended and will be, I imagine, for a considerable period of time. I am mindful that we all have very different circumstances at home and that it would be insensitive and impractical to have the same expectations for all students, carers and staff.

During the coming weeks, please complete academic work as and when you can.  There will be no pressure or deadlines from my colleagues.  Please, just have a go and try to enjoy learning.  If our teachers are fit and able, they will support and encourage students to develop this distance learning approach. 

Our website has lots of great resources and links which we will continue to update regularly.  Google classroom is available and we will assist, wherever possible, with any technical difficulties. Three extremely good resources to which I wish to draw your attention are:

·         Hwb https://hwb.gov.wales/distance-learning/

·         The Oak National Academy https://www.thenational.academy

·         BBC Teach https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach

Please visit these sites, whenever you can.  They are full of excellent content and study materials.

Undoubtedly, there is so much students can still learn whilst at home.  However, I would encourage you to set yourself achievable targets.  Why not improve your French or Welsh language, develop numeracy skills or write news articles and short stories? What interesting things can you draw, make or perform? Please remember to be safe and careful.  Students should always get adult permission before they do any practical activities at home.

It is essential that we all remain fit and healthy, particularly during the coming months.  Please take safe and moderate exercise whenever you can.  Keep moving, remain active and adhere to all government lockdown guidelines. Never underestimate how good a little physical exercise can make a person feel.

Finally, I have always believed that reading is the cornerstone of academic success.  If you are in any doubt as to what to do with your extra time, please read, read, read.  You can lose yourself in a good story, discover scientific facts or learn about world history by using reliable websites such as those above.

Below, you will find an important link for the Welsh Government’s policy statement, ‘Stay Safe. Stay Learning’.  Please keep safe and well, try to remain positive and remember that we are always here for you if you need us.

Best wishes,

Mr Brant

Headteacher/Pennaeth

https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2020-04/stay-safe-stay-learning.pdf

 

20/04/20 – Important information for families eligible for Free School Meals

ACTION REQUIRED

Since schools were closed for educational purposes on 20th March, Wrexham Council has been providing “Grab and Go” packed lunches for children eligible for free school meals.  This system was introduced as an interim measure to give time to develop a system which will reach more families whose children receive free school meals when attending school and will continue upto and including Friday 1st May.  

As from Monday 4th May, the Council will be introducing a Direct Payment system where parents/carers will receive a payment into their bank account on a monthly basis equating £19.50 per week for each eligible child in the family.

This will enable parents to purchase food for their children and reduce the necessity to make daily visits to the distribution points and also reduce travel across the Borough. For the children of critical workers and vulnerable children in receipt of free school meals who are attending school and are currently in receipt of free school meals, this scheme will also apply and parents will be required to pay for the meal in school should they wish their child to have one or alternatively provide a packed lunch though using the finance provided.

Parents with children who receive free school meals are strongly encouraged to register through completing the registration form accessed through Council’s website at:

https://myaccount.wrexham.gov.uk/en/service/Free_School_Meals_____Direct_Payment_Application

Applications will open from 9am on Monday 20th April, and will close on Friday 1st May 2020 at 5pm. Payments for those who qualify will be made on Wednesday 6th May. Applications made after the closing date above, will not be paid in May.

Should there be any queries, please contact  freeschoolmeals@wrexham.gov.uk

FAMILIES NEED TO APPLY FOR THIS PAYMENT FROM WREXHAM COUNCIL BY FOLLOWING THE ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS, this will not automatically be paid. 

 

Information for Parents/Carers:

School Closure: Ysgol Rhosnesni is closed to ALL students until further notice. Children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response (who cannot be safely cared for at home) are entitled to provision.  However, it is imperative that, as far as possible, we minimise social contact and ensure that anyone who is particularly vulnerable to the virus is able to adopt stringent social distancing.  This means that if children can stay safely in their home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. 

 

Eisteddfod T – this is your chance to compete in the Urdd’s virtual Eisteddfod which will be held between May 25 and 29 this year. Please follow the link and scroll through the range of competitions. You’ll also find all of the details on the Cymraeg Google Classroom site. You’ll find all kinds of fun competitions and can submit your entry form home. You do not need to be a member of the Urdd to compete. Closing date for all entries: 12pm May 11.Any students needing guidance and support with their entries can leave a message for their Welsh teacher on Google Classroom.

 

RESOURCES: 

There are numerous resources for families to use whilst at home and links to useful websites under the STUDENTS tab on this website.  These will be kept updated and new resources added.  Please encourage your children to continue learning and exercising safely whilst at home.  We are attempting to provide work in paper format for families without internet access. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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