Newsletters / Updates*
22.05.2020 A Young Person’s Guide to Coronavirus

Staff from Children & Young People Services have developed the attached Covid-19 leaflets for children and young people in Newport. As well as providing information about Covid-19, these leaflets signpost children (and their parents) to additional resources they might find useful.

Covid-19 Leaflet

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14.05.2020 Virtual quiz to raise funds for The Raven House Trust, Newport.

The quiz will be hosted by ITV’s Adrian Masters on the 14th of May, 7pm-8pm. It’s purpose is to raise money for the Raven House trust who provides food packages for those who need them in Newport. The way to be a part of the quiz is to donate money via the GoFundMe page and then you’ll be emailed the meeting ID and Password. The winner of the quiz will receive a £20 voucher donated by the Red Fort Caerleon and the person with the best background will also win a £20 voucher!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/thq233-virtual-pub-quiz

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11.05.2020 Online Learning at Llanwern

Dear all

I hope that this email finds you and your family well.

I want to use this communication to let you know what you can expect from Llanwern High School staff in terms of online learning.  However, before I go on to detail this, I need to make sure that you know that our number one priority is your child’s wellbeing.  As a parent myself, I recognise that the most important thing at this unsettling time is to ensure that your children feel happy, reassured and secure and, sometimes, completing school work has to take a back seat.

Having said the above, we have no set date for a return to school and, even when that date is decided by Welsh Government, the return will be very different and definitely not ‘business as usual’.  In short, online learning is here to stay and we want to do everything we can to make sure that you and your child are supported to access work set on Google Classrooms.

What you can expect from teaching staff:

  • Weekly work from each subject

  • An accompanying short video explanation to the activity, as well as written instructions

  • Regular responses to messages/questions posted by pupils

  • Feedback to work submitted

 

What you can expect from pastoral staff (Heads of Year and Tutors):

  • A weekly video assembly on the Head of Year Classroom and Pupil of the Week awards

  • Weekly topical news articles to read and ‘discuss’ in tutor group Classrooms

 

Over the next week, we are going to prioritise Years 10 and 12 in terms of home communication and, if you are a parent of a child in one of these year groups, you should expect a phone call from their tutor or Head of Year.  Please can I make it very clear that this is a support phone call; we are interested in what issues you might have had or continue to have and how we can help you. Although we have produced help videos and posted then on our Facebook page and website, sometimes it helps to hear someone’s voice who can help answer your specific questions or refer you to someone who can.

 

Many thanks for your time – please know that you have our very best wishes and full support during this difficult time.

Sian Smith

Deputy Headteacher

 

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11.05.2020 Video from the Education Minster for Wales, Kirsty Williams

The situation for schools in Wales will not change on June 1st.” That was the message from Education Minister Kirsty Williams.

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Gold crest award 2020
07.05.2020 Gold CREST Award for Llanwern

Congratulations Kara, Jack, Jess and Nicole who have been awarded a Gold CREST award for the Growing Lettuce with Fish project. Full house for Nicole (Y9), Bronze, Silver and now Gold award! Good luck in your future endeavors Kara.

Excellent achievement all.

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06.05.2020 Article by Poppy Stowell-Evans of Year 11

Please find below a link to an article written by our very own Poppy Stowell-Evans of Year 11.

After GCSEs: My New Reality

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06.05.2020 Covid-19 ALN information

First of all – thank you for caring about your child, whether it’s completing work with them, spending time with them or just being there for them -whatever you are doing is enough. It doesn’t matter if you spend a full day working or a day to sit, talk and enjoy the weather and family time.
You are nurturing your children and doing your best whilst they are trying to process the massive change in their lives at the moment, which is not easy. Carry on doing what you are doing, we will be there for them when school returns to normality and rest assured that we will make things as easy as possible for the transition back into school.

Working from home
If you have a hard copy of work and would like your child’s TA to spend some time on the phone with them going through the work please contact me. This also applies if they want some help with the online work.

Statement reviews
These will continue throughout the summer term. I will be in contact to arrange either a telephone conversation or, if possible, a face to face meeting with physical distancing in place. If you do not have a copy of your child’s Statement and would like one please email lpearse@llanwernhigh.org
The same applies for pupils with a funded IDP
Statutory requests
At present the Local Authority do not have the capacity to go through with Statutory requests. The Statement process itself takes several professionals to contribute to and it would be very difficult with the current health professionals needed to contribute to the Statement with their duties focusing on the pandemic.
There will be ample opportunity for us to meet and discuss Statutory assessment when we return, and the support in place for your child when we went into lockdown will be there when we return. If you are in the process of appeal, please continue to do so and email your appeal to inclusion.enquiries@newport.gov.uk

Transition
I am sure you are all apprehensive of your child either leaving us in year 11, returning to 6th form or joining us from year 6. We are all busy at present having discussions with Head of 6th form, head of year 11, Coleg Gwent and Careers Wales to make sure we have a pathway for all of our leavers. This will mean wherever your child goes post-16 relevant people will be informed of their needs and the support they may require. I know Gail from Careers has been in touch and she is at the end of an email, as is Miss Ford and Mrs Brassington.
For year 6 pupils I had the pleasure of meeting some of you for a couple of sessions before lockdown. Enhanced transition is something we will continue to do as and when it is safe to do so. There are lots of speculations about what / when the return for year 6 looks like but please know that there are already plans and discussions underway to ensure your child transitions to high school successfully. More information will come soon via the head of Year 7 – Miss Ford and discussions between myself and your primary school SENCo.

Email addresses
Miss Pearse, AENCO – lpearse@llanwernhigh.org
Mrs Brassington – Head of 6th form – nbrassington@llanwernhigh.org
Miss Ford – Head of year 11, Head of year 7 – bford@llanwernhigh.org
Gail Morris – Careers Wales – gmorris@llanwernhigh.org

Useful websites

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning
https://youngminds.org.uk/
https://www.childline.org.uk/
https://www.autism.org.uk/

Please take care of yourself and your family.
We will see you all soon

Take care

L Pearse
AENCO

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05.05.2020 School Trips Update

We have had several queries regarding the situation with school trips planned for the rest of this academic year. We would like to reassure you that we are working closely with the trip providers and the local authority, to establish what can/can’t go ahead, and to confirm the process around refunds if necessary.

Unfortunately this is not a quick process and is changing as lockdown progresses. As soon as we know more we will be in touch with the families concerned.

Thank you for your patient.

Llanwern High School

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30.04.2020 Free School Meal Food Voucher – Helpful Contacts

For queries regarding the food vouchers scheme please email: education.business@newport.gov.uk

 

For issues with the actual voucher(s) please email: hello@giftcloud.com

 

Social Services can deal with shopping requests and can be contacted using this email:  FirstContact.Adults@newport.gov.uk

 

Community Connectors are a team of volunteers who have been set up to support vulnerable families. They offer support which includes collecting food parcels, prescriptions etc. and can be contacted using this email:
community.connectors@newport.gov.uk

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28.04.2020 Period Dignity across Newport Schools
Welsh Government has made funding available to ensure that sanitary products are made available free of charge to all learners in all Newport schools.
Whilst this is more difficult during this ongoing period of school closures, we have now confirmed arrangements for products to be made available for learners.  Please click on the below letter for full details.

Llanwern High School will be open every Friday, between 10am and 12 noon starting Friday 1st May 2020.

 

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