22nd Feb, 2021
Update - 22 February, 2021
We hope that all pupils enjoyed the half term break.
On Friday 19 February 2021, Kirsty Williams (Welsh Minister for Education) provided an update relating to the current situation regarding Covid-19 restrictions and attendance at school.
Please see the extract from her announcement below:
“If conditions continue to improve over the next three weeks we hope to be in a position to see all of our primary aged children start to return to their classrooms from March the 15th”.
“At the same time, we’d also like to see those in years 11 and 13 in schools, and those doing similar qualifications in colleges able to return to face to face learning in a safe and flexible way”.
“Where possible, we also want to give some flexibility around other learners, such as Year 12 and those in Year 10 who may also have been entered for qualifications this summer”.
“For those learners in secondary settings or colleges this won’t necessarily be a return to full time on-site learning, and I will provide further details as things progress”.
As such, it is likely that many pupils will not resume full time, face to face teaching and learning at school until after the Easter holiday.
Clearly this situation is far from ideal. Many pupils will continue to miss face to face lessons. We are aware that many pupils may be struggling with the ongoing lack of social contact, motivation and structure that attending school on a regular basis brings.
Therefore, we feel it is important that we do our utmost to maintain individual contact with as many pupils as possible.
Cowbridge Comprehensive School is committed to providing the opportunity for all pupils to attend school for a "check in and catch up" session with a known teacher before Easter.
This will consist of a thirty-minute session to discuss their engagement, participation and progress with their online learning.
During this session, pupils will be able to bring in/access their work on-line and discuss successes and any perceived barriers to their learning.
More details regarding these arrangements will follow later this week.
We hope all pupils and parents will value this face to face opportunity. We wish to reassure you that during these sessions, stringent hygiene measures will be in place to ensure the health and safety of all concerned.
This will include the requirement to maintain social distancing and uphold the "Hands, Face, Space" protective measures.