Newsletters / Updates*
11.01.2021 Congratulation Cadet Sergeant Max Pullen

Max has been selected by the Lord-Lieutenant for Gwent to be one of his Lord-Lieutenant Cadets for 2021.  This is an incredibly prestigious honor and one that Max will fulfill with pride, doing himself, his parents and the school proud.  

Max will be given an award during a virtual ceremony on the 18th February.

Each county has a Lord-Lieutenant who is the local representative of Her Majesty The Queen in that county.  Max will accompany the Lord-Lieutenant for Gwent on any engagements he is required for fulfill for the Queen.  

We are looking forward to finding out what your first engagement will be!

Max PullenLearn more about Lord-Lieutenant for Gwent

https://www.lordlieutenantofgwent.co.uk/

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11.01.2021 Letter from Qualifications Wales for Learners in Years 11, 12 & 13

Please find in the link below a letter from Qualifications Wales.

Letter

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08.01.2021 Education Minister’s Announcement 8.1.2021

Please find below a link to the Education Ministers announcement on the 8th January 2021.

In response to this please click here to see a letter to all families from Headteacher, Mrs Jarvis.

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05.01.2021 Distance Learning for W.c 4th January for Y9, Y10, Y11, Y12 & Y13

Please find below the distance learning timetables for Years 9 to 13 for week commencing the 4th January.

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Years 12 & 13

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05.01.2021 Headteacher’s Newsletter 5th January 2021

Please click here for the latest Headteacher’s Newsletter.

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04.01.2021 Distance Learning for Years 7 & 8 Week Commencing 4th January 2021

Please find below the study planners for Year 7 and 8 to follow this week.  Any concerns please contact your child’s Head of Year.

Study Planner for Year 7

Study Planner for Year 8

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17.12.2020 Return to school information for January 2021

We have today received communication from the Local Authority about how the start of term on the 4th of January will work.  Please read this LETTER for the full details.

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16.12.2020 Welsh Government Announcement Regarding Exams 2021

Please find attached a letter from the Welsh Government regarding exams/assessments in 2021.

Click here

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14.12.2020 Distance Learning – Week Commencing 14th December 2020

Please find below distance learning requirements for all year group for week commencing the 14th December below:

Sixth Form Distance Learning – 14th December

Year 11 Distance Learning – 14th December

Year 10 Distance Learning – 14th December

Year 9 Distance Learning – 14th December

Year 8 Distance Learning – 14th December

Year 7 Distance Learning – 14th December

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10.12.2020 STATEMENT FROM THE WELSH GOVERNMENT
Secondary schools and colleges in Wales will move to online learning from Monday as part of ‘national effort to reduce coronavirus transmission’
Secondary schools and colleges in Wales will move to online learning from Monday, December 14 as part of a ‘national effort to reduce transmission of coronavirus’ Education Minister Kirsty Williams confirmed today.
The Minister made it clear that, thanks to the efforts of education staff across the country, schools and colleges are safe and secure environments, with almost half of all Welsh schools having had zero covid cases since September.
However, it is also recognised that education settings being open can contribute to wider social mixing outside the school and college environment.
By making this decision, the Minister felt it was important to make a ‘clear, national direction’ to take pressure off individual schools, colleges, local authorities, parents and carers.
The Minister said her decision followed expert advice from Wales’s Chief Medical Officer showing that the public health situation in Wales was deteriorating.
The latest TTP data shows that rates of Covid-19 have further increased across Wales and have now exceeded 370/100k with a test positivity of 17%.
The R rate in Wales has increased to 1.27 with a doubling time of just 11.7 days.
As during the firebreak, local authorities and schools will be expected to consider what provision is suitable for vulnerable learners and this could include ‘on- premises’ learning.
Education Minister Kirsty Williams said: “Every day, we are seeing more and more people admitted to hospital with coronavirus symptoms.
“The virus is putting our health service under significant and sustained pressure and it is important we all make a contribution to reduce its transmission.
“In his advice to me today, the CMO recommends that a move to online learning should be implemented for secondary school pupils as soon as is practicable.
“I can therefore confirm that a move to online learning should be implemented for secondary school pupils and college students from Monday next week.
“We recognise, as we did during the firebreak, that it is more difficult for primary and special school age children to undertake self-directed learning.
“That is why we are encouraging primary and special schools to continue to stay open.
“Having spoken to local education leaders, I am confident that schools and colleges have online learning provision in place.
“This will also be important in ensuring that students are at home during this time, learning and staying safe.
“Critically, and this is very important, children should be at home.
“This is not an early Christmas holiday, please do everything you can to minimise your contact with others.”
“The education family in Wales has pulled together so many times this year to make a real difference to the course of this virus and ultimately to save lives and I know we can do the same again.
“Together we will keep Wales safe.”
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