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.
Please note that face coverings are required on School Transport
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.
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:
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.
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 email@example.com.
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).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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: email@example.com or phone 07879 694943 during working hours.
Information for learners, parents and staff:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Beasley, Assistant, ALNCO: email@example.com
Neil Truman, Head of the LRC: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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.
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.
Please note: This document has been compiled by Educational and Child Psychologists throughout the UK.
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/
Please note, additional resource information will be shared on the Local Authority Inclusion Service Facebook page.