COVID-19

Information about COVID-19 & Helpful Support Links

Face Coverings

As part of our Covid mitigation measures, Parents/Guardians/Carers are requested to ensure their child arrives at school with a face covering, less for those who have a medical face covering exemption.

Face Coverings, School Transport

Please note that face coverings are required on School Transport

Face Covering Medical Exemption Requests

From Monday 1st November, all pupils, students and staff will be required to wear face coverings in all communal areas once again - unless medically exempt due to a genuine medical condition. Parents who wish to ask for medical exemption for their child, should do so here via our Google Form. If you have already completed this form previously, you do not need to complete it again.

Please could all Parents/Carers ensure that their child brings a reusable face covering from home to help protect our environment. We would appreciate your assistance with this.

Updated - COVID-19 Isolation Rules

Isolation Poster

School Covid Risk Assessment and Covid Operating Instructions

The Ysgol Harri Tudor/Henry Tudor School Risk Assessment and School Covid Operating Instructions are subject to ongoing review. Please note in particular that:

Any staff member or pupil/student who has possible symptoms of COVID-19 must not attend school but must remain home and self-isolate, take a COVID-19 test and notify the school of this. The key symptoms are:

  • onset of a new continuous cough,
  • high temperature (fever),
  • loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).

Additionally, any family/household member or any member of staff or pupil/student who displays possible symptoms of COVID-19 then the staff member or pupil/student must not attend school but must remain at home and commence a period of household isolation. Again the school should be notified of this.

Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing

Please continue to involve your child with the LFT programme on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

If the LFT test is negative and your child shows no Covid symptoms please continue to send to school.

If the LFT test is negative but your child is showing Covid symptoms please do not send your child to school, book a PCR test, await the result and follow the advice from Track, Trace and Protect. Do not send your child to school until you have had a confirmed negative PCR result and TTP have advised accordingly.

If the LFT test is positive please do not send your child to school, enter the results on the NHS web page here, and follow the advice from Track, Trace and Protect. Do not send your child to school until you have had a confirmed negative LFT/PCR result and TTP have advised accordingly. Isolation rules are given here.

Do not send your child to school if they have symptoms, a positive LFT within 10 days of symptoms and/or awaiting a PCR test result.

If you have not given consent for your child to be part of the LFT programme, only send your child to school if no Covid symptoms are shown.

Please inform school of any positive LFT or PCR result - during the school day via Reception 01646 682461 (0800 to 1600 hrs) or outside these hours to reception@yht.wales.

Provision of Consent for Pupils/Students Undertaking Lateral Flow Testing

Parents/Guardians/Carers are encouraged to provide consent for their child to conduct Lateral Flow Testing (LFT). Regular LFT testing is an important part of the school’s Covid mitigation measures. Testing should take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the results entered on the NHS web page here.

Please provide consent via the link here. If you have already provided consent there is, to date, no need to renew this.

Test kits will routinely be issued Lesson 5 on Mondays, noting each kit contains 7 tests, allowing for just over 2 weeks worth of testing. Test kits can also be collected from Reception during school hours (0800 to 1600 hrs).

Omicron Covid Variant of Concern - School Operations

The following information has been sent via the School Gateway App to all Parents/Carers - 30 November 2021.

From Wednesday 1st December, all secondary aged pupils in Wales will be required to wear face coverings in all communal areas of school, including classrooms.

We have received communication from the Minister for Education for Wales, Jeremy Miles regarding changes to face coverings. Pupils and staff have been wearing face coverings/masks in communal areas, this will continue but they will also now be required to wear these in classrooms, where social distancing is not possible.

This new measure has been introduced in response to the risks posed by the new Covid 19 variant. This is a temporary, precautionary measure that will be in place for the remaining weeks of term at which point the position will be reviewed. We have been informed that this requirement should come into effect in all settings as soon as possible.

We ask kindly therefore that pupils and staff follow this new requirement from Wednesday 1st December onwards.

Your assistance in ensuring that your child/ren are provided with a face covering, either reusable or disposable would be gratefully appreciated.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Mrs Kite

Headteacher

Additional Learning Resources

A comprehensive list of supporting additional resources and websites for pupils, arranged by Year groups, is available on our digital learning website:

Barnardo’s Cymru launches counselling and well-being services for families struggling with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in Wales

Welsh Government ‘Live Fear Free’ - Firebreak Lockdown information

Accessing Google Classroom Through PS4 Or Xbox

Accessing GC via Games Console

Don't Send Your Child To School If They Have Any Covid-19 Symptoms

Don't Send Your Child to School if They Have Any COVID-19 Symptoms

Privacy notice - Schools record Keeping relating To covid-19 To Support Test, Trace, Protect


Mindfulness Teaching For Pupils

This approach is proving to be a successful and highly useful coping strategy for young people and adults alike. More details about mindfulness are available as PDF's below. to get in touch email mindfulness@yht.wales

Ms R Dean has been doing some work with Jerome Flynn over the past few months, he's a patron of MiSP (Mindfulness in Schools Project) and a huge advocate of Mindfulness. Here's the link to a wellbeing webinar with Jerome that some parents might be interested in having a look at

School Counselling Service – Pembrokeshire

The School Counselling Service – Pembrokeshire is now able to offer online and telephone counselling sessions for young people aged 10 to 19. To book a session or find out more email: amanda.griffiths@pembrokeshire.gov.uk or phone 07879 694943 during working hours.

Accessing School Counselling & National Counselling Support During This Difficult Period

Information for learners, parents and staff:

Top Ten Tips To Support Parents During Covid-19 Restrictions

Please find attached latest resources to support parents with child development during Covid-19

Tanyard Youth Project

TYP

Information from the Additional Needs Department

We appreciate that during this difficult time pupils with additional needs and their parents may feel isolated and worried. The ALN team will continue to offer advice and support. If you wish to contact us please use the emails listed below.

Ann Andrews, ALNCO/Assistant Headteacher: aandrews@yht.wales

Sue Beasley, Assistant, ALNCO: sbeasley@yht.wales

Neil Truman, Head of the LRC: ntruman@yht.wales

Please see attached helpful booklet which was put together by colleagues in Community Family Psychology, Neurodevelopmental Team and Children’s Occupational Therapy (20th March 2020)

Operation Encompass

Supporting Children Through Key Adults.

All schools in Pembrokeshire currently take part in a project called Operation Encompass that runs jointly between schools and Dyfed-Powys Police as a county wide initiative.

Domestic Abuse Advice And Support

Dyfed Powys Police are still offering support to people living with domestic abuse even in the midst of COVID19.

Please see the attached Help and Support document for those who are experiencing (or know someone experiencing) abuse and sexual violence during the coronavirus emergency.

School Based Youth Worker

Please find contact details of our School based youth worker on the attached PDF.

Resources and Information for Parents, Carers, Schools and Supporting Professionals during the Coronavirus

Please note: This document has been compiled by Educational and Child Psychologists throughout the UK.

Young Minds Helpline

Advice Helpline for Parents

YoungMinds Parents Helpline

YoungMinds Parents Helpline is available to offer advice to parents and carers worried about a child or young person under 25.

You may have questions about a child’s behaviour, emotional wellbeing, or mental health condition. You may have a child who’s already been admitted to CAMHS and have questions about their treatment or want to know what to say to your GP when you visit them.

YoungMinds trained advisers are available to give parents help and advice, whatever the question.

Call the Parents Helpline: it‘s free Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm – available in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Phone: 0808 802 5544

Calls may be recorded for monitoring or training purposes.

Outside of the Parents Helpline hours

Out of operating hours, you can contact the Parents Helpline via YoungMinds online contact form: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-helpline/

Tuesday March 24th : Tips For Families

Please see a useful document offering tips and advice to families during this pandemic.

PCC Inclusion Service ALN Resources And Links For Parents And Schools

Please note, additional resource information will be shared on the Local Authority Inclusion Service Facebook page.

Useful Reading-Related Websites

The attached is a list of reading-related websites, which have activities, videos, reviews etc.