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Please stay safe  |   .....stay at home

Please stay safe .....stay at home

28th March 2020

Friday 27th March 2020  |     UPDATE ON SCHOOL CLOSING 

Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor will be completely closed from Wednesday April 1st at 3pm. Our staff are available via email and via Google Classrooms going forwards. We will do our absolute best to support you all as best as we can.

Please try and avoid coming to school at all on Monday 30th March and Tuesday 31st March. Our telephone lines will not be available after Tuesday 31st March.

Don't forget to keep visiting our website which is regularly updated and has useful information and help for pupils and parents.

Stay safe and well and stay in touch. We are thinking about all of you at this time.

27th March 2020

FREE SCHOOL MEALS UPDATE  |   Friday March 27th 2020

27th March 2020

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT  |   Thursday 26 March 2020

Pembrokeshire County Council Childcare arrangements

Pembrokeshire County Council is introducing a Childcare hub-based model for critical workers and the families of vulnerable learners.

The move follows the UK Government’s restrictions placed on movement this week and the need for greater social distancing measures.

From 30 March 2020, Childcare will only be available to eligible critical workers and at specific locations within the county.

Please book at Covid19childcarebookings@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Places must be booked online – and children from vulnerable families will be contacted by a key worker and offered places.

Each setting will be open from 8:00am to 4:00pm until 20 April, after which time all settings will be open from 7:00am – 6:00pm. The online Childcare booking applications will be processed centrally on a weekly basis.

There will be no option to turn up without a confirmed booking as most critical workers will know their shifts in advance.

The advice remains to stay at home wherever possible in order to maintain social distancing.

Each setting will have a maximum number of places.

Children 3 -11 can attend the primary settings below:

Pembroke Dock:

Templeton:

Monkton:

Tenby VC:

Prendergast:

Milford Haven Community Primary meads site:

Gelliswick:

Glannau Gwaun:

Y Frenni:

Special Settings for pupils who currently attend those settings:

Portfield for Special Pupils

PLC

The demand for secondary places has been low and learners aged 11-14 can attend the settings below:

Secondaries:

HHVCS:

Greenhill:

For children 0-3 childcare is payable and operates from the following settings:

Happy Days Milford

Playdays Fishguard

Tiny Treasures at Tenby VC.

Golden Manor Pembroke

Jolly Jumpers Haverfordwest

ABC Haverfordwest

Withybush Hospital Day Nursery Haverfordwest.

26th March 2020

Pupil Booklet  |   Help and advice to Support Pupils

26th March 2020

Thursday 26th March 2020  |   Young Minds Helpline

26th March 2020

25th March 2020  |   Useful web links for home learning

The school has compiled a list of websites to help with home learning.

You can find the Symbaloo Webmix by clicking this link - Ysgol Harri Tudur Symbaloo

25th March 2020

Wednesday March 25th  |   DRAMA ACTIVITIES TO DO AT HOME

25th March 2020

Getting Online at Home  |   PROFESSIONALLY REFURBISHED LAPTOPS / PC's and TABLETS

25th March 2020

School Counselling Service  |   Accessing School Counselling & National Counselling Support During This Difficult Period

Information for learners, parents and staff:

25th March 2020

Things to Do  |   Recommended reads and activities

We are all understandably feeling a bit unsettled by events at the moment; one way to distract ourselves, and a proven boost to our wellbeing and mental health, as well as a great way of keeping our minds active, is to lose ourselves in a good book!

Ysgol Harri Tudur pupils and staff don't need to worry if they have books on loan from the school library – all the dates have been automatically extended until we’re back in school. Just take the time to relax and enjoy your reading!

Our Librarian, Mrs Smith, has put together some recommendations for reading-related activities, videos, author and illustrator websites, suggested good reads, etc.

Although our Library may be physically closed, Mrs Smith is happy to help with any questions regarding reading for pleasure, book recommendations, research and study skills, and print and online information sources. Just get in touch.

25th March 2020

Information  |   Additional Needs Department

25th March 2020

Tuesday March 24th  |   TIPS FOR FAMILIES

24th March 2020

Important  |   5 things you need to know before sending your children to school or childcare (coronavirus)

24th March 2020

Tuesday March 24th  |   IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF PUPILS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS

24th March 2020

PCC Inclusion Service  |   ALN resources and Links for Parents and Schools

24th March 2020

Tuesday March 24th CORONA VIRUS UPDATE  |   Statement by Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education, Welsh Government

I’d like to thank parents for listening to the advice and keeping most children at home. I’d be grateful if tomorrow morning( Tuesday ) you only use schools or childcare as a last resort.

The advice has not changed as a result of tonight’s decision to further restrict movement, which our First Minister, along with other UK leaders took with the sole aim of slowing the spread of coronavirus.

Children should be at home wherever possible, critical workers will still need to have safe care arrangements for their children. Our schools and childcare settings are providing a vital service to support critical workers and our most vulnerable children.

Those involved in the current arrangements looking after children should continue. Many thanks to our amazing teaching and childcare professionals for their commitment in this time of national need.

This situation will continue for the immediate term but we will be reviewing with healthcare professionals, local authorities and our teaching unions.

Datganiad gan Kirsty Williams, Gweinidog dros Addysg

Hoffwn ddiolch i rhieni am wrando ar y cyngor a chadw'r rhan fwyaf o blant gartref. Byddwn yn ddiolchgar bore fory os fyddech ond yn defnyddio ysgolion neu ofal plant fel dewis olaf.

Nid yw'r cyngor wedi newid o ganlyniad i'r penderfyniad heno i gyfyngu ymhellach ar symud, penderfyniad a gymrwyd gan ein Prif Weinidog, ynghyd ag arweinwyr eraill y DU, gyda’r nod o arafu lledaeniad coronafeirws.

Dylai plant fod gartref lle bynnag y bo'n bosibl. Bydd angen o hyd i weithwyr critigol gael trefniadau gofal diogel ar gyfer eu plant. Mae ein hysgolion a'n lleoliadau gofal plant yn darparu gwasanaeth hanfodol i gefnogi gweithwyr critigol a'r plant sydd fwyaf agored i niwed.

Dylai'r rhai sy'n ymwneud â'r trefniadau presennol barhau i ofalu am blant. Diolch yn fawr i'n gweithwyr addysgu a gofal plant anhygoel am eu hymrwymiad yn y cyfnod hwn o angen cenedlaethol.

Bydd y sefyllfa hon yn parhau am y tymor byr ond byddwn yn adolygu gyda gweithwyr gofal iechyd proffesiynol, awdurdodau lleol a'n hundebau athrawon.

24th March 2020

Monday March 23rd  |   Update

Over the next three days, Tuesday March 24th, Wednesday March 25th and Thursday March 26th, we will be delivering sanitary period products to all of our girls. We will not disturb you and will leave labelled parcels wherever we can. We hope that this will be helpful in the months to come.

23rd March 2020

Compassion and Action Movement  |   Invitation to students aged 12-18 to deliver the most inspiring and creative message

Invest IN

Dear InvestIN Community,

InvestIN was founded on the premise that young people should be excited about the future; a future that they can shape themselves, if they are just given the right time and attention by successful people who want to inspire others.

Amidst the problems caused by Covid-19, we must do all we can to empower the next generation to take ownership over their futures.

InvestIN therefore calls upon all ambitious young people to join our 'Compassion and Action Movement'.

We invite students aged 12-18 to deliver the most inspiring and creative message of hope they can muster. For each entry we receive, we shall make a donation to the World Health Organisation's Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund. By contributing to our movement you will therefore help improve both mental and physical health, through messages of hope and assistance to experts who are working tirelessly to find solutions.

ENTER NOW

Students can enter now by clicking here. The deadline for entries is 5pm on Sunday April 5th.

Students' entries can be in any form: a video, mood board, poem, piece of art - whatever allows them to best express themselves! Entries should be based on a theme of 'Compassion and Action.' Our judges will select a shortlist of the best ones. We will then compile a 'Compassion and Action' collage of these winning entries, which will be circulated to more than 300,000 teachers, parents and students globally, with the names of the winners fully-credited.

Invest IN 2

23rd March 2020

23 March 2020  |   Am I a 'critical worker' in the COVID-19 response?

23rd March 2020

COVID-19  |   5 things you need to know before sending your children to school or childcare

Today the Welsh Government have released updated guidance on access to schools and childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please follow the link below:

5 things you need to know before sending your children to school or childcare

22nd March 2020

Useful Learning Websites  |   Additional Website Links for Pupils

20th March 2020

Friday 20th March  |   VIRTUAL SCHOOL IS OPEN!

20th March 2020

Covid-19  |   Priority Childcare Information Required by 1300 hrs today (Friday 20th March 2020)

Priority Childcare Information Required by 1300 hrs today (Friday 20th March 2020)

For Parents/Guardians/Carers

I appreciate that many of you are working and it is difficult to reply to the emails we are having to send. This email requires an immediate response in order that appropriate procedures can be put in place.

The county council will continue to provide care for a limited number of children whose parents are classed as ‘key workers’ however, where possible, every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.

Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below.

KEY MESSAGES TO CONSIDER WHEN MAKING YOUR DECISION

1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.

2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.

3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.

4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

5. Special settings continue to care for children wherever possible.

If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision:

Health and social care

This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

Key public services

This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

Local and national government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).

Public safety and national security

This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.

Transport

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.

If you fall into one of the categories above please contact the school IMMEDIATELY on 01646 682461 or 01646 623314 by 1300 hrs today, outlining why you qualify so that we are aware that your child/children require care. Please provide us with the following details;

  • Parent name;
  • Occupation;
  • Employer;
  • Name of Child;

Please note, that the provision will be established as a child care provider not a learning organisation. I cannot stress the importance of the clear message given by Government that where possible, every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.

I would like to thank everyone for your support, cooperation and understanding in what is a very challenging situation for everyone. Throughout this week and previous to this, we, as a school have worked tirelessly to maintain a positive learning environment for all our pupils.

Mrs Fiona Kite

Headteacher / Prifathro

Ysgol Harri Tudur/ Henry Tudor School

20th March 2020

Thursday March 19th  |   IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF PUPILS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS

If you are entitled to free school meals and would like to pick up a free school meal for your child/children during the school closure period , please contact the Catering Service on the details below.

You will be provided with a breakfast, lunch and snack for you child/children on a daily basis (Mon – Fri)

We will need to know the name of your child/ children, school they attend, dietary information (i.e vegetarian/allergies), contact details.

You will also need to let us know which school you would like to collect the meal from as we appreciate you may have children attending two different schools or you may live closer to a school that you child doesn’t currently attend.

If you also become eligible for free school meals over the next coming weeks, please contact the details below.

This option will also be available over the Easter Holidays.

The Catering Service will then contact you with a pick up time by 4pm Friday 20th of March.

Catering Service Contact Details

Contact details – cashless.catering@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Or

Telephone any of the following numbers:

01437 775943

01437 775922

01437 775912

01437 775949

01437 775250

19th March 2020

Pembrokeshire Music Service  |   New Digital Learning Zone

In light of the current Covid19 situation, Pembrokeshire Music Service have created a secure digital learning platform for all learners to access continued music provision (via Hwb).

The ‘PMS Learning Zone’ includes links to a variety of tutorials and resources which will hopefully encourage pupils to continue to practice their instruments at home. It also provides a ‘fun zone’ with links to entertaining music videos and performances.

Importantly, the platform is for all students to access, whether or not they currently gain tuition from the Music Service. The learning zone will provide resources across all instrument families and grades (from pre grade 1 to grade 8).

The platform is now ‘live’! However please note that this fantastic resource has only been created within the last 7 days and will evolve and grow in the days and weeks to come as Music Service staff populate the learning zone with new material.

https://sites.google.com/hwbcymru.net/pms-learner-zone/home

Any queries about ‘PMS Learning Zone’, please feel free to get in touch with the music service via music.service@pembrokeshire.gov.u

19th March 2020

Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education  |   Written Statement on Summer Examinations 2020

Written Statement on Summer Examinations 2020

19th March 2020

Thursday 19th March  |   Provision for Key Worker Children

We are presently awaiting further clarification and guidance from Welsh Government on the provision for the children of Key Workers.

19th March 2020

Safeguarding  |   Safeguarding Information from March 19 2020

As a parent, if you should become worried or concerned about the welfare of a child and wish to report this, please contact the NSPCC or inform safeguarding@yht.wales at your earliest convenience.

We know that the uncertainty around the Coronavirus will be causing you all worry. I hope that this decision will help to provide you reassurance that we are doing all that we can to keep children safe whilst also protecting their educational interests.

19th March 2020

THURSDAY 19 MARCH 2020  |   An Update for all Pupils and Parents

Pupils and Parents

What Happens Now?

  • School staff will now begin to make resources available for use at home so that learning may continue. These will be available via the Google Classroom platform. All pupils are aware of their usernames and passwords for this system. Google Classroom will be fully operational from Friday 20th March at 9.15am.
  • Pupils who are in receipt of Free School Meals can collect a packed lunch from our school reception between the times of 10-12 on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March.
  • In light of the Welsh Government’s drive to tackle period poverty, girls in years 7-13 who require period sanitary products may call in to reception to collect some supplies from the main school reception on Monday March 23rd March.
  • A list of learning and resource based websites for online learning will be available on our website from Friday March 20th 2020.
  • Pupils in all Years who do not have internet access or access to a computer, may collect work packs from 12 noon on Friday March 20th 2020.
  • Greeenlinks has closed for two weeks until Friday 3rd April.
  • There will be no Friday enrichment activities for KS3 pupils on Friday March 20th.

Learning from home:-

  • All pupils will have a Google Classroom for each of their subjects.
  • The aim is for pupils to follow their normal timetabled lessons as closely as possible. This will entail the student logging into their subject Google Classroom at the time they would normally have the lesson.
  • Teachers will post work activities and resources onto the classroom site, this will broadly follow the pupil’s timetable.
  • Students will be able to complete their work online and post it back to the teacher. They will get feedback where appropriate.
  • Difficulties may arise in households where there are a number of pupils with access to one computer. In this case, pupils will have to share access, but it is worth noting that the Google Classroom work can be accessed at any time.
  • This is a unique challenge and there will inevitably be some difficulties along the way. We will try to make the learning experience as effective as possible. However, if you need specific advice about work tasks there is a help enquiry link on the school website. If you have any issues accessing Google Classroom, you can contact the school via the following email address: workingfromhome@yht.wales
  • Instructions for pupils/parents to access Google Classroom will be available on our website from Friday March 20th at 9am

19th March 2020

Military Prep School  |   Update

Military Preparation School – Covid-19 Update

If the image below is too small to read on your device, please go to the download link here:

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18th March 2020

Free School Meal provision  |   Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March 2020

Free School Meal provision – Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March 2020

Please note that packed lunches for pupils and students eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) will be provided for collection from school Reception from between 1000 hrs and 1200 hrs on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March 2020. Arrangements for the following week and beyond remain to be confirmed.

Only pupils and students currently registered for FSM are eligible for these meals.

18th March 2020

WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH 2020  |   Important Announcement

Welsh Government has just announced that all schools in Wales will close by Friday March 20th

Above all else, I want you to know that I am keeping the health and wellbeing of your child and of my school staff at the very heart of all my decision making and that we take our responsibilities very seriously.

I will also take the opportunity to inform you once again that there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus at Ysgol Harri Tudur/Henry Tudor School.

There are a number of our pupils, families and school staff who are particularly vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19. These include those with underlying health conditions, those who are pregnant, those who are elderly and those who have caring responsibilities. Likewise, there are many young people learning here, who are anxious about the impact of this disease on their examinations, their outcomes and their future life chances. I not only want but need to balance the needs of everyone in the best way that I can.

Therefore, I have made the decision to close Ysgol Harri Tudur/Henry Tudor School for pupils and students with effect from Wednesday 18th March at 3.15pm, in light of rapidly rising pupil and staff absences over the past couple of days.

Our website (not social media) will provide vital and important updates - especially for pupils due to take examinations.

Our staff will be in school on Thursday and Friday to prepare for our virtual learning environment.

My best wishes go to you all.

18th March 2020

Sport Pembrokeshire  |   Sport Pembrokeshire Sports Clubs Update

Sport Pembrokeshire Clubs

NO Sport Pembrokeshire after school activities until further notice, including Wednesday 18 March

Sport Pembrokeshire break time activities are on, as scheduled on the timetable

Sport Pembrokeshire breakfast club badminton is on, as scheduled on the timetable

Friday 20 March 2020 - No Dance competition

18th March 2020

Wednesday 18 March 2020  |   A message from the Acting Director for Children and Schools, Steven Richards-Downes

18th March 2020

Tuesday 17 March 2020  |   Important Letter to all Parents/Guardians/Carers

17th March 2020

TUESDAY 17 MARCH  |   Coronavirus update

  • School is open and will remain open until directed otherwise
  • There are no known confirmed cases of Coronavirus at this school
  • If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 14 days from when your symptoms started. These are a high temperature or a new continuous cough. All family members should self isolate when one person is affected.
  • This action will help protect others in your community whilst you are infectious, protect elders and family members with serious medical conditions
  • Pupils who have symptoms and are unwell and self isolating at home, should be resting in order to make a good and speedy recovery
  • Maintain regular and thorough hand washing, using soap
  • Information on the forthcoming exam season is not yet known or available. Parents will be advised when central Government decisions have been made

17th March 2020

Monday 16 March  |   Key messages from today - Delay the spread of Coronavirus

  • School is open and will remain open until directed otherwise
  • There are no known confirmed cases of Corona Virus at this school
  • If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. These are a high temperature and a new continuous cough
  • This action will help protect others in your community whilst you are infectious, protect elders and family members with serious medical conditions
  • Pupils who have symptoms and are unwell and self isolating at home , should be resting in order to make a good and speedy recovery.
  • Maintain regular and thorough hand washing, using soap
  • Information on the forthcoming exam season is not yet known or available. Parents will be advised when central Government decisions have been made

Today, Kirsty Williams, the Minister for Education, called for everyone’s help to slow down the spread of coronavirus in Wales.

'''The clear message to all childcare and education settings it that they should remain open at this stage. These decisions are based on the latest scientific evidence.

We recognise new guidance on Coronavirus that members of the public should stay at home for seven days if they develop either a high temperature or a new continuous cough has the potential to cause staffing pressures on schools and public bodies. We are keeping this position under review, and the latest advice will be communicated to teachers and parents through the usual channels.'

16th March 2020

Friday 13 March 9.30am  |   Key messages from today - Delay the spread of Coronavirus

Friday 13th March 9.30am

Key messages from today - Delay the spread of Coronavirus

  • if you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started
  • this action will help protect others in your community whilst you are infectious
  • stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible
  • sleep alone, if that is possible
  • wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water
  • stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible
  • you do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111 For a medical emergency dial 999

13th March 2020

12 March 2020  |   MANCHESTER CITY TRIP POSTPONED

The planned trip to Manchester City, leaving early on Friday March 13th has been postponed in light of greater escalating risks associated with COVID-19 this week and the UK moving towards greater control and delay measures.

We are very sorry for the disappointment that we know this will cause to our pupils and their families. We hope to try to reschedule this at a later date.

12th March 2020

12 March 2020  |   CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Thursday, March 12th 2020

The UK Government has this afternoon moved into taking additional precautions with regard to delaying the spread of Coronavirus.

The relevant points for us are:

  • Schools in the UK are not being advised to close at present. At the moment, a school will only close if it advised to do so by Public Health Wales.
  • From Friday 13th March, any pupils or staff who have mild symptoms must stay at home for at least 7 days. Use the NHS Wales website or call 111.
  • More serious symptoms will require a call to 111 or 999
  • All visitors to our school will be asked to wash their hands at our visitor facilities
  • All of our pupils are being regularly reminded about the need for regular, proper hand washing, we have plenty of stocks of soap (and toilet paper) which are being regularly checked four times a day in all pupil and staff toilets.

12th March 2020

12 March 2020  |   Welsh Government Advice for Educational Settings in Relation to Coronavirus

12 March 2020

Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School continues to take guidance from the Welsh Government, Public Health Wales and NHS Direct Wales in relation to Coronavirus advice for educational settings and also with regard to trips currently underway or planned, in both the United Kingdom and France.

Here is a helpful link for parents and carers:

12th March 2020

Monday March 9th 2020  |   Welsh Government Advice for Educational Settings in Relation to Coronavirus

Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School continues to take guidance from the Welsh Government, the Foreign Office and NHS Direct Wales in relation to Coronavirus advice for educational settings, day to day school and also with regard to trips currently underway or planned, in both the United Kingdom and France.

Please see the points below

9th March 2020

Hygiene Provision  |   Update

Following some concerns recently raised please note the following statement on school hygiene provision.

6th March 2020

WAG Advice  |   Welsh Government Advice for Educational Settings in Relation to Coronavirus

Welsh Government Advice for Educational Settings in Relation to Coronavirus

Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School continues to take guidance from the Welsh Government, the Foreign Office and NHS Direct Wales in relation to Coronavirus advice for educational settings and also with regard to trips currently underway or planned, in both the United Kingdom and France.

06 March 2020

6th March 2020

#KindTudor  |   #kindtudor launches today 

#kindtudor launches today

More details to follow .......

2nd March 2020

Friends of Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School  |   Letter & Invitation to join the Friends 100 Club

Please follow the link below to read the recent letter from the Friends of Ysgol Harri Tudur and invitation to join the Friends 100 Club.

27th February 2020

GCSE Exams  |   WJEC GCSE Timetable Summer 2020

Pupils will be given individual timetables later this term, detailing all the exams they have been entered for with the dates & venues.

This is the overall timetable published by WJEC to give you advance notice.

All pupils will attend school as normal until Friday 22nd May, going to a mixture of normal lessons, exams and revision sessions which will be arranged for them.

From Monday 1st June, pupils will only attend school for exams and some revision sessions which will be arranged.

18th February 2020

Gala Concert  |   Update

Gala Concert Update - Held Friday 31st January

Ysgol Harri Tudur's Grand Gala Concert held at school on Friday 31st January raised £1900. This brilliant some of money will be put towards benefiting all pupils at the school , our priority at the moment is our playground development fund. Pupils will lead the development of the outside space at our school.

Many thanks to Pembroke Dock Community Choir, Stephen Kite ( Pianist), Connor Adams, Ysgol Harri Tudur's Show Choir, Steven Richards-Downes, Suburban Soul, Bella Voce, Ysgol Harri Tudur Quintet, Bethan Harkin, Sarah Benbow, Lisa Shelmardine Richards, Sharon Stace-Smith, Seimon Morris, Emily Kaijaks, Lyned McKeen, Rebecca Beynon and Hannah Lowe.

Many thanks also to the Friends of Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School who raised £222 on the raffle, which will be put towards additional resources /activities for pupils at school.

10th February 2020

Sixth Form  |   at Ysgol Harri Tudur

Sixth Form at Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School

A letter regarding the future proposals for Sixth Form provision written by Pembrokeshire County Council dated 5th February 2020 does NOT refer to any proposals for future Sixth Form provision at Ysgol Harri Tudor/ Henry Tudor School. Sixth Form provision is planned here for the foreseeable and long term future.

10th February 2020

Performance  |   Ysgol Harri Tudur's Got Talent !

Ysgol Harri Tudur's Got Talent !

Many congratulations to all the performers who took part in Ysgol Harri Tudur's Got Talent! It takes considerable courage and shows real strength of spirit to participate in events like these and the supportive audience were certainly treated to a range of acts including comedy, dance and singing.

7th February 2020

Sport  |   Pembrokeshire Insport Swimming Gala

Students from the LRC took part in the Pembrokeshire Insport Swimming Gala as part of the Disability Sport Wales Scheme in Fishguard Leisure Centre. Students took part in many races including individual medley and relay races. All students came away with medals.

3rd February 2020

PIAP  |   Post Inspection Action Plan Meeting Held with Parents

Members of the Governing Body and the Senior Leadership Team met with parents to respond to any questions regarding the School's Post Inspection Action Plan ( PIAP )

16th January 2020

Revision  |   Science Revision Year 10 & Year 11 Starts This Week (13 January 2020)

Year 10 and 11 Science revision starts this week (13 January 2020)

13th January 2020

Reminder  |   Drop Off/Pick Up Zone

Use of School Drop Off/Pick Up Zones

When dropping off or picking up pupils please ensure the Drop Off and Pick Up Zones are used.

13th January 2020

Safety  |   Travelling to and from school

Staff, Pupils and Parents are reminded to take care when travelling to and from school, by whatever means, whilst on both public access roads and pavements and the school campus. All are asked to ensure they adhere to road signs, in particular road speed and parking/dropping off zones, and to use appropriate crossing points as necessary. With poor weather and low light conditions all are requested to take extra attention to their own and others safety.

29th November 2019

Reading Reminder  |   Pupil Reading Books

Pupil Reading Books

A reminder to parents and pupils that pupils should always have a reading book in their bag. This could be a book being read for pleasure or one for studying in school.

26th November 2019

English Ownwork  |   Y7 & Y8 Pupils Show Amazing Imagination, Effort and Creativity

English Ownwork Entries Year 7 and 8 Topics

The English department are delighted with the ownwork entries submitted for the Year 7 and 8 topics. Some amazing imagination, effort and creativity displayed.

21st November 2019

Music Festival  |   Pupils & Students Excel at Pembrokeshire Music Festival

Pembrokeshire Valero Secondary Schools Music Festival

Congratulations to all Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School pupils and students that took part in this event.

Valero Vocal GroupPictured are the vocal group who were placed first in the Open Vocal Ensemble:

Melissa Phillips Maddie Wheeler Felicity Lewis Catrin Connellan Megan Thomas Ruby Tingle

20th November 2019

Pupil Involvement  |   Military Preparation - Royal Marines Training Session

Royal Marines Training Session

We welcomed the Royal Marines into our school this week to deliver an information and training session to our Year 9 and 10 pupils who are currently enrolled on the very successful military preparation programme. The pupils were a credit to the school and themselves; the providers praised their discipline, commitment and hard work. Well done all!

15th November 2019

INSET  |   Additional INSET Day Closure Update

Additional INSET Day Closure Update

Additional INSET day - Monday June 8th 2020 - Please note that Welsh Government has enabled all schools in Wales to have and extra INSET day to prepare for the introduction of the National Curriculum for Wales. This will take place on Monday June 8th 2020

20th August 2019

School Transport  |   Secondary School Transport Changes January 2020

Secondary School Transport – Changes

Please note from January 2020 the Local Authority will be changing the arrangements for free school transport

5th November 2019

School Uniform  |   Reminder

School Uniform Reminder Letter 25 October 2019

5th November 2019

Calendar  |   Parent Calendar 2019-20

28th October 2019

GCSE Health and Social Care  |   Workshops and Important Dates for Y11

GCSE Health and Social Care

Workshops

Monday 3:15pm to 4:20pm

Wednesday 3:25pm to 4:20pm

Important Dates for Year 11

20 November Mock Examination

09 January External Exam pm

03 June External Exam am

10th October 2019

Homework  |   Year 7 and 8 Science Homework

Details of science homework assignments for Year 7 and 8 have now been published online.

9th October 2019

Biology  |   Fieldwork Trip to Colby Woodland Gardens

Y12 Biologists recently spent a day at the Darwin Centre within the Colby Woodland Gardens assessing river biodiversity and pollution.

1st October 2019

3G Pitch  |   Keeping the new 3G Pitch in Top Condition

Guidance on Keeping the School New 3G Pitch in Top Condition

After Autumn half term Ysgol Harri Tudur will gain access to a new 3G sports pitch. Built on the site of the former Pembroke School, this artificial sports surface, for rugby and football only, provides a top class facility.  But it will need to be looked after, in particular with pupils wearing the correct footwear.

The document below provides further details on what is allowed and, more importantly, what is not; note in particular running spikes and metal studs will ruin the surface as will dropping chewing gum on the pitch.  Please help the school keep the pitch in perfect condition.

27th September 2019

School Ties  |   Availability of School Ties for Sale at Reception

Please note school Reception now has a supply of school ties for sale (Year 7-11 only). These ties are the clip on version and cost £8.99. The supplier is also looking to provide 'normal' ties which can be tied; we await availability of these items in due course.

25th September 2019

Roll of Honour  |   Caera Lewis excels in Swimming Events

Caera Lewis Sep 2019Caera Lewis (Year 9) took part in the Swim Wales Summer Nationals in July and August and won the Gold in 200m breaststroke and also picked up the silver medals in the 50m and 100m breaststroke events. This is an open event so it attracts swimmers not from just Wales but all over GB.
 
Caera has also recently been selected to swim in the Swim England National County Team Championships in Sheffield during the first weekend in October. This elite level meet sees the best swimmers from the English Counties and the Scottish and Welsh regions go head to head in the short course 25 metre pool.
 

18th September 2019

Mobile Phones  |   Mobile Phones at Ysgol Harri Tudur

Mobile Phones at Ysgol Harri Tudur

6th September 2019

Enrichment  |   Friday Enrichment

Enrichment activities begin this Friday 6th September 2019, from 2:00pm to 3:15pm, with the exception of our Drama Society... 

 

3rd September 2019

Exams  |   Celebrating some excellent GCSE Results

Ysgol Harri Tudur/ Henry Tudor School is celebrating some excellent GCSE results this morning (Thursday 22nd August 2019) and is absolutely delighted to have made some significantly measurable % improvements and to have achieved some very pleasing results at GCSE in its first year as a new school.

Today is about celebrating the achievements of all Year 11 pupils who are all individual, have their own talents and strengths. There have been some outstanding individual performances from many pupils. There have also been some pupils who have surprised themselves with very positive outcomes.

Mrs Kite and the Governing Body would like to congratulate all Year 11 pupils and thank staff and parents for their hard work and support in securing some strong and improving outcomes. We are exceptionally proud of our pupils’ successes and we wish all our Year 11 pupils, whether they are progressing to Sixth Form, college, undertaking further education or securing apprenticeships or employment, the very best of fortune in their future endeavours. Best of luck to you all.

22nd August 2019

Dates  |   Important forthcoming dates

INSET Day Closures

Friday April 3rd 2020

Monday July 20th 2020

Additional INSET day - Monday June 8th 2020 - Please note that Welsh Government has enabled all schools in Wales to have and extra INSET day to prepare for the introduction of the National Curriculum for Wales. This will take place on Monday June 8th 2020

20th August 2019

Pupil Development Grant  |   Information for Parents and Carers

The Pupil Development Grant is allocated to schools to help to support pupils who come from low-income families and are eligible for Free School Meals or are Looked After Children.

18th July 2019

Data Protection  |   PCC Schools Data Protection Policy

Pembrokeshire County Council's Data Protection Policy is now available on our Policies page.

16th July 2019

Free School Meals  |   Information for Parents and Guardians

We have added two documents with additional information about entitlement to Free School Meals.

8th July 2019

Maths  |   Homework now set using PiXL App

Maths homework will now be set using the PiXL Maths app.

24th May 2019

Curriculum  |   Art curriculum map updated

The curriculum map for Art has been updated (17 May 2019, 2:30 pm)

17th May 2019

Curriculum  |   More Curriculum Maps added

We have added curriculum maps for several more subject areas, showing which areas pupils study in which terms. 

 

15th May 2019

SMOKING  |   Ysgol Harri Tudur is a no smoking environment

Please note that Ysgol Harri Tudur is a no smoking environment; smoking is not allowed in any area of the school buildings or school grounds at any time. 

1st May 2019

Privacy Notices  |   New Privacy Notices Published

We have published privacy notices providing information on how we manage the personal information of pupils, parents/carers/guardians and members of staff, in accordance with local authority and governmental direction.

These privacy notices, along with our other written policies, can be found at any time on the School Policies page.

12th April 2019

Trespassing  |   Pupils trespassing on Bush House property

A small number of pupils have been trespassing on Bush House land on their way to and from school. Pupils seen have been in uniform and are being captured on CCTV by Bush House.

If this trespassing continues Bush House will use this CCTV coverage to contact the police and undertake prosecution action.

Please keep to the public paths to access school.

8th April 2019

Curriculum  |   New Curriculum for Wales coming soon

In March 2014 Professor Graham Donaldson was asked to conduct a fundamental review of curriculum and assessment arrangements from Foundation Phase to Key Stage 4.

Ysgol Harri Tudur is not responsible for the content of third-party websites.


 

5th April 2019

Free School Meals  |   Help Page now Available

We have created a help page for parents and carers who wish to apply for Free School Meals. The page includes advice about eligibility as well as the required application forms.

 

22nd March 2019

Estyn inspection  |   Information about our inspection report

On 19th November 2018, Estyn arrived at the school for inspection week. We have summarised their report (published on 24th January 2019) for parents and carers. In addition, we have written to parents/carers to address certain matters arising from the Estyn report.

These letters were sent home to parents on 24th January 2019.

24th January 2019

Parking  |   Please do not park in the Drop Off Zone

Please ensure you do not park in the school Drop Off Zone. It is there for a clear purpose and cars inappropriately parked add to the traffic congestion at the end of the school day.

15th January 2019

Main Car Park  |   Please follow the road markings

Please ensure you follow the direction markers on the road within the school Main Car Park. This will assist effective traffic control and help to avoid accidents.

At all times please ensure vehicle speed is kept to no more than 10 mph.

15th January 2019