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Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School is a mixed 11-18 comprehensive school situated in South Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Opened in September 2018, our new build is a £38 million pound Twenty First Century Schools development which aims to provide all pupils and students with a comprehensive and stimulating educational experience.

Thursday 9th July 2020 : The Autumn Term

Welsh Government has announced that the Autumn term in Wales will start on Tuesday, September 1st, with all pupils in all year groups back in school by Monday 14th September at the latest.

Welsh Government have said that there will be a period of flexibility from 1st September – 11th September, as schools may want to focus on priority year groups, including those new to secondary schools, those sitting exams next summer or those in reception classes.

The Education Minister has said the Welsh Technical Advisory Group has recommended that schools “plan to open in September with 100% of pupils physically present on school sites, subject to a continuing, steady decline in the presence of Covid-19 in the community.”

Schools will return to full capacity with only limited social distancing within contact groups, she said. At full operations, a contact group should consist of around 30 children.

The Education Minister has said some direct or indirect mixing between children in different contact groups will also be unavoidable, but social distancing for adults should remain. She also said schools would be required to minimise the risk of transmission by taking other mitigating measures as well as including being “Covid Protected”.

This means they have carried out risk assessments and mitigated them with controls such as hand and surface hygiene and one-way systems. If early warning information shows a local incident or outbreak, nearby schools should implement appropriate restriction measures.

Welsh Government will be providing additional funding for catch up sessions for pupils. This will also target extra support at Years 11, 12 and 13, as well as disadvantaged and vulnerable learners of all ages.

She said the support package could include extra coaching support, personalised learning programmes and additional time and resources for exam year pupils.

We are expecting further guidance early next week and will update you with the plan for the return of pupils at Ysgol Harri Tudur, for September as soon as possible.

Revised Term Dates

Please see attached revised term date calendars for 2019 - 2020 and 2020 - 2021.

Please note that in addition to the designated staff training closure days shown for 2020 - 2021, there are an additional 4 days to be allocated.

CONSULTATION REPORT Relating to: Milford Haven School  
Future Proposals for Sixth Form Provision
Pembrokeshire County Council Key Worker Childcare Update
Year 10 Core Catch Up Days

Year 10 core catch up days will be split into separate days for English, Maths and Science.

The days will run from 10:00am to 1:30pm 

Maths Monday 13th July

English Thursday 16th July

Science Tuesday 21st July

Form to be completed being emailed to all Year 10 pupils.

Year 10 Greenlinks - Additional Catch Up Drop In Sessions

Greenlinks are offering additional drop in sessions aimed at Year 10s who did not attend their Greenlinks sessions last week as lots of pupils/parents have expressed interest in this opportunity. 

Information from Greenlinks

We have decided to do drop in days for Year 10 this week, aimed at those who did not attend their Greenlinks session last week.

Hair and Beauty Wednesday 08 July 9am until 1pm

Engineering Thursday 09 July 9.30am until 2pm

Welding Thursday 09 July 11am until 1pm

Agriculture Friday 10 July 9.30am until 12

Pupils can just turn up any time but may have to queue until there is space.

It will be a catch up and not a lesson, pupils can either collect work and leave or stay and speak with staff.

Year 6 Transition Site

The new Ysgol Harri Tudur Year 6 Transition Site is now live.

Here is the link Ysgol Harri Tudur Year 6 Transition Site

Year 6 Pupils Transferring to Secondary
PCC Cashless Catering Arrangements

All year pupils transferring to secondary schools in September will get new cashless catering card, parents do not need to apply for them.

Pupils will receive their cards and an information pack in the post during the school holidays.

Parents are reminded that all meals received in Primary schools need to be paid for before the beginning of next term as the secondary cashless account needs to be in credit before the pupil can access their account. Any parents experiencing difficulty should contact us at Cashless.catering@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Returning to School

Many thanks and sincere gratitude to the Facilities Team, Richard, Mark and Lee, who have continued to work throughout the period whilst the school has been closed. Not only have they reconfigured the school to provide a safe environment for pupils and staff alike within the current Covid-19 challenge, they have used the time to paint and clean both inside and outside of the school. Great work team, thank you.

Qualification Wales

Doing what’s right, not what’s easy

Staying home during this burst of spring weather is an essential measure as the country tackles the coronavirus crisis. We all know it’s the right thing to do, even though it can feel counterintuitive. It requires discipline, purpose and determination.

 By Philip Blaker, Chief Executive, Qualifications Wales 

The strong current messaging around spring sunshine and staying indoors is a sharp reminder that doing what’s right is not always easy. Nevertheless, when the stakes are high, it is crucial for the greater good. 

For a qualifications regulator, these are testing times. We now have more clarity on the way forward, especially for GCSE, AS and A level learners who had expected to sit exams this summer. However, frustration will be growing for large numbers of learners aiming for vocational qualifications, and quite rightly, their education leaders are keeping close tabs on any news of progress.  

In my most recent blog, I explained why the UK-wide vocational qualifications landscape is remarkably complex, requiring bespoke solutions rather than ‘one size fits all’.  

This is a wide-ranging set of qualifications which are fundamental for industry. They are far too important to risk. 

At this point, the easy thing to do would be to fill the gap with quick answers. For a short time that might provide some comfort as a sticking plaster. But quite clearly that would not be the right thing to do. 

Offering a plan which is not fully thought-through would only trigger more questions and - worse - could cause confusion and more frustration. That is the very last thing anxious learners or education professionals need as they wonder how all the hard work will pay off. 

We continue to work flat out with awarding bodies, fellow regulators and governments across the UK on this important quest. 

The clarity we all need will follow. For now, we must do the right thing with discipline, purpose and determination. Thank you to everyone who is supporting us by understanding. 

Qualifications Wales

Year 10, Year 12 – we hear you

Parenting was never designed to be an easy ride. But parenting through a pandemic is a whole new ball game.

 By Kate Stokes Davies, Director Communications & Stakeholder Relations, Qualifications Wales 

For many of us with teenagers, there was probably enough to think about even before Covid-19 hit. Then schools closed, exams were cancelled and everyone felt slightly lost - even though we knew it was the right action to take. Now we know schools are re-opening, but there are still many questions. 

Last month, we consulted on our arrangements for this summer, asking anyone interested to share their thoughts. We had more than 4,000 responses, with over half from learners. Later this month we’ll publish a summary of what we heard and the decisions made.  

Beyond our consultation questions, some contributors also wanted to tell us their thoughts on other specific aspects. One of these was the situation for those currently in Year 12 (AS level) and Year 10 (GCSE units).  

As mum to teenage learners - one in Year 10, one in Year 12 - I know first-hand how deeply disruptive this time has been as families have tried to make sense of the way forward.  In our house, nobody ever thought they’d miss the prospect of revision and looming exams - until suddenly they were no longer an option.  

If your household is going through similar turmoil, here’s the most important thing you need to know: all of us in the qualifications system in Wales understand how disruptive Covid-19 is. We have a number of brilliant experts working on viable solutions to this complex situation, with fairness firmly in focus as the guiding star. I see first-hand how passionate they are about it, working hard to find the way forward. 

For our family, like many others, the main frustration was the feeling that their years had been short-changed. Years 11 and 13 would get grades and could now kick back safely in that knowledge. Meanwhile, after all the hard work, Year 10 wouldn’t get grades for units and AS grades wouldn’t count towards next year’s results. Why not? 

There are very sound reasons why, which we’ve explained in this blog on AS level and this one on GCSE units. In short, to calculate results this summer exam boards need teacher judgements on grades. They aren’t asking for exact marks because that would be an unfair request which would generate unreliable data. For GCSE unit and AS results, the specific marks from exams contribute to the end grade at GCSE and A level. Broader grades simply aren’t specific enough to work, and rank ordering can’t help narrow this to marks. 

The reality is, we can only work with what’s possible while protecting the qualifications system. Protection means maintaining the integrity of grades and the value of qualifications, regardless of which year they are awarded – which ultimately helps protect standards and protect learners past, present and future.  

But it’s important to understand, that’s not where it ends. Working closely with WJEC, we’re looking carefully at next summer when these same learners will be due to sit A levels and GCSEs. Nobody knows yet what the next 12 months will bring, so we’re planning for a range of scenarios. We’ll need to consider adjustments, balanced really carefully with the need to protect the integrity of the qualifications. The trick will be adapting without undermining credibility. 

It’s too early to say what next summer will look like. But we understand the disruption learners have gone through as centres swiftly switched to distance and blended learning. This blog outlines some of the things we’ve been thinking about as we plan ahead. 

For families across Wales, disruption continues for a whole host of reasons and we all want to understand ‘what next?’ As well as GCSEs, AS and A levels, there’s also a wide range of vocational qualifications which we’re working on. For our young people, life feels particularly strange and the future feels uncertain on so many levels.  

We want them to know that we are here and we understand. Although none of us has the luxury of perfect answers in this extraordinary time, we are doing everything we possibly can to help learners on their journeys.

Published 9 June 2020

Publication of Statutory Notice

The Statutory Notice for the Establishment of a new 3 to 11 Welsh Medium Primary School in the Pembroke Area and the regulated Alteration to Ysgol Gelli Aur/Golden Grove – Alteration to the Medium of Instruction, has been re-published.  Written objections to the proposal should be submitted to the Acting Director for Children and Schools by 26th July 2020.

NHS Wellbeing Survey
(Over 16s - Sixth Form Students and Year 11 Pupils)

The 7 Health Boards across Wales have been working with Swansea and Cardiff Universities to develop a study that aims to understand the impact of coronavirus on the emotional well-being and mental health of the Welsh population. We would like to encourage as many people as possible over the age of 16 years living in Wales to complete the survey.

For those individuals who would be willing to participate in the survey, or wish to gain more information about it, please click this link www.wales-wellbeing.co.uk/survey or visit the website www.wales-wellbeing.co.uk. The survey should take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. If anyone would like to participate in the survey but would prefer a paper copy it can be downloaded from the website or individuals can phone 07737558980 and leave their name and address to request a copy. (Unfortunately the phone number is unmanned and has an answerphone that is solely used for posting surveys to people who request this).

The survey results will be analysed at a National, Health Board and Local Authority level and will be used to guide the NHS in Wales, and our local services, to support the well-being of the population over the coming months.

Pembrokeshire County Council, Parent Partnership Virtual Parent Group Meeting

PPS PCC

CHILDREN AND COVID-19 : WHAT WE KNOW - Information for Teachers and Parents

CHILDREN AND COVID-19  WHAT WE KNOW Information for teachers and parents

Thank You So Much for These...
  • ‘Just a quick email to say thank you so much for the amazon gift voucher we received today. It was extremely thoughtful, kind and quite honestly took my breath away. It hasn't been too difficult to engage my daughter in the online learning activities you have set mainly because they have been fun, achievable and most importantly for us as I am a teacher too - she has been able to do the work independently. I thank you and all your staff for providing a consistent voice during this time. It has really helped us create a routine and maintain structure.

Thank you once again for the going above and beyond in recognising the effort of your pupils.’

A Year 7 parent

  • ‘Again want to say thank you for all your hard work and care for the pupils. I know mine cannot wait to come back but are enjoying the work and the sense of normality it brings. My daughter has just shown me the “We’ll meet again video”, well done to all involved was fabulous to see you all.'

Parent of pupils Year 7 and Year 10

  • ‘I have noted all the information sent and I would appreciate it if you could pass on my thanks to Mrs Kite, Miss Locke and all the staff for your continued hard work throughout these challenging times.

I very much appreciate the difficulties getting pupils into the school safely is and you are to be commended for the organisation it has taken.’

A Year 7 parent

  • ‘Just wanted to pass on my thanks to all my son’s teachers, he's had some lovely encouraging messages and enjoyed the variety of work and always gets feedback on his work, he's in Year 7. I realise some are doing this whilst looking after their own families at home so thank you.’

A Year 11 parent

Ysgol Harri Tudur
Certificate of Achievement

Congratulations to the following students who have been recognised for their outstanding work. 

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School Colours Tie Award

The Friends of Ysgol Harri Tudur/ Henry Tudor School have generously funded the development and purchase of a school colours tie. These will be awarded to pupils and students who have shown excellence in Sport, Music or Drama or who have overcome personal difficulty to be the best that they can be. These will be awarded on a termly basis, starting in September 2020 following nomination from a member of staff and decided upon by a committee of pupils. staff , governors and Friends of Ysgol Harri Tudur/ Henry Tudor School. 

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We will also shortly be making an announcement regarding awards for recognising both academic achievement and progress .....

Watch this space ......

Important Information : For Pupils in Receipt of Free School Meals

We understand that pupils who are in receipt of Free School Meal Meals will continue to receive financial support in the form of bank credit to their parents bank account throughout the next phase and until the end of August 2020. 

Meals are available in school for pupils who are in receipt of free school meals and can be collected in the Refectory at 1.30 on the days in attendance, taken away or eaten in school. 

However, the cost of the meal will be deducted from the amount that is subsequently paid into the  parents bank account by Pembrokeshire County Council. 

Friday June 26th 
Year 6 Pupils Transferring to Ysgol Harri Tudur/ Henry Tudor School 

Y6 Pupils Transferring to YHT

Practical Arrangements for the Wider Reopening of Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School

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We are missing you all and look forward to seeing you really soon...

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Pembrokeshire Pupil Development Grant Plus

Pembrokeshire PDG Plus is a Pembrokeshire County Council scheme to help parents in difficult circumstances with school uniforms.

From April 2019, Pembrokeshire CC will offer a grant to families facing ‘exceptional circumstances’ to support school uniform and school equipment costs.

PDG plus is available for any school-age child - your child does not have to be entitled to free school meals.

UPDATED 25th June

Important Bus Timings/Transport Information for 
Next Phase of the Return to School from June 29th 2020
  • The First Cymru 356 bus will not be available for school transport. If you normally use this service you will need to arrange an alternative.

  • All other bus routes will be running but the timings are significantly different. The buses are due in school at 9.45 so pick up times will be altered. The bus will be roughly an hour later.

  • The Local Authority are unable to provide transport from Hundleton and Lamphey. Please could parents/carers support by providing transport to and from school on the days required. If there are any issues related to this please contact tcrichton@yht.wales.

Thank you for your support.


 

SEPTEMBER 2020


We all want to know what the arrangements are for pupils attending school in September 2020 and to be able to share this with staff, pupils and parents. We would like you all to know that we are currently working on two different plans, which will be guided by the ongoing guidance from Welsh Government , Public Health Wales and the requirement for social distancing at the time. 

We are writing our timetable for September for both:

  • a return to the 'normal' pre coronavirus school 
  • A further phased blending learning approach 

As soon as we can , we will let everybody know how we will be able to teach and learn in September. 

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Wednesday 24th June : Face Masks and Coverings

Please see a very useful and helpful Welsh Government guidance page regarding the use of face masks and coverings.

Wednesday June 24th 2020 : Additional 1:1 Wellbeing Appointments

Our pastoral support staff are available to meet with pupils in a socially distanced capacity for 1:1 sessions. Pupils or their parents may feel that they would like to book pupils in for these additional  sessions. These will take place on Monday 13th July through to Friday 17th July. These 1:1 sessions are available with Mrs McNally, Mrs Lawrence, Ms Abbott and Ms Dufrensoy. 

Please book at wellbeing @yht.wales 

Next Phase : Mindfulness Teaching for Pupils

As part of the next phase for our school, from June 29th and in acknowledgement of the Education Minister's Check-in, catch-up and prepare for September wellbeing strategy, we are offering an opportunity for all pupils to receive teaching in the principles of Mindfulness and the .b programme. These optional, bookable sessions will be led by Ms R Dean, a qualified teacher and Mindfulness Practitioner. We are offering this on two different dates, Wednesday 15th July and Wednesday 22nd July, from 10am-1pm and with a maximum of 8 pupils on each occasion. This approach is proving to be a successful and highly useful coping strategy for young people and adults alike. More details about mindfulness and our visiting teacher are available as PDF's below. Please book pupils onto these sessions by emailing 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

Wednesday 24th June 2020 : Pupil FAQ's

The Pembrokeshire Youth Forum has been meeting virtually during lockdown and compiled a list of questions that they would like to ask their schools as preparations are being made for the return to the next phase, Check In, Catch up and Prepare.  Our Pupil Governor, Lewys Kettle and another of our pupils Naomi Evans, also Chair of Pembrokeshire Youth Assembly have answered these questions from their perspective. Please find these questions and our pupils' responses in the attachment below.

Health & Safety at Ysgol Harri Tudur

Covid-19 #1

Returning to School Safely

Coronavirus is still with us and we are learning to live with it. At Ysgol Harri Tudur we are putting the safety of our Pupils, Students, Staff, Parents, Governors, Visitors and the wider school community at the forefront of everything that we do, as we move into the next phase of Check in, catch up and prepare from Monday 29th June 2020.

To help with understanding the changes that have been made to the school and how we will be operating, we will be uploading a walk though video to show the Pupils, Students and Parents what to expect when they come to school.

What changes have been put in place?

  • reduced numbers of pupils, students and staff in school at any given time
  • staggered arrival and departure times
  • social distancing requirement- currently 2m
  • 8 pupils / students in a classroom with a member of staff
  • increased signage in school reminding everyone to observe social distancing and hand washing.
  • pupil and staff individual toilets will be cleaned after every use - cleaning rotas have increased to enable this to take place.
  • external hand washing facilities
  • safe, socially distanced marked routes into school
  • designated isolation room for pupils for staff who have Coronavirus symptoms whilst at school
  • drinking water fountains will be disabled, although drinking water will be available
  • hand driers in toilet facilities have been replaced with disposable paper towels
  • cleaning throughout the school day
  • thorough cleaning at the end of each day
  • hand sanitiser stations in all classrooms
  • a one-way system in the school building

Thank you for understanding why these measures are in place.

If you want to ask about any of the measures that that have been put in place, please contact the school via: contact@yht.wales

Thank you.

For Young Carers and Young Adult Carers

Please take this short survey to have your experiences of caring during the Coronavirus pandemic heard.

English language version can be found here -Welsh language version can be found here.

The survey ends on 23 June 2020.

Catch up and Prepare for September:

Next Phase of the Return to School from Monday 29th June 2020

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Critical Worker Childcare Provision 22nd June – 25th July

Dear Parent/Guardian,

From Monday 22nd June, the childcare provisions for the key worker and vulnerable children will continue at Ysgol Harri Tudur. We will continue to provide support for current users of the childcare provision. If you have already booked a student into the childcare provision and need to make amendments, please use the second form to inform us of the changes. Once completed please send to tcrichton@yht.wales.

If you are a key worker that needs to access childcare provision, firstly, please check via the link from Welsh Government that we have been working from when allocating and providing childcare; https://gov.wales/coronavirus-critical-key-workers-childcare-and-education-provision (we have requested evidence of key worker status in the form of an ID badge for NHS & Police staff, a pay slip minus the financial information or a headed letter from an employer for each parent).

If you qualify for support please complete the initial booking form and send it to tcrichton@yht.wales. In the covering email, please include information on whether you need help with transport to and from school.

  1. Download and Complete Initial Booking Form
  2. Download and Complete Existing Users Form

Many Thanks

Mr T Crichton

Deputy Head

Thursday 18th June 2020 : IMPORTANT

‘Extremely Vulnerable’ or Shielding Pupils 

“Shielding” means protecting those people who are extremely vulnerable to the serious complications of coronavirus because they have a particular existing health condition. This includes children, who are extremely vulnerable and at high risk of developing serious illness if they are exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19) because they have a particular serious underlying health condition. These individuals will have received a shielding letter from the Chief Medical Officer.  Learners in this category must not be asked to attend schools or settings but will be supported to work or learn from home. 

Parents who are in receipt of shielding letters will need to make their own decisions about whether they feel their children should return to school. Parents who are in shielding or vulnerable categories who  wish their children to return to school are asked to contact Mrs Kite via her PA Headteacher@yht.wales

Children & Young People's Wales Diabetes Network

Preventing delayed diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in children and young people. The onset of Type 1 Diabetes is a medical emergency and is fatal if untreated. 

  • View Letter from Children & Young People's Wales Diabetes Network

Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes

Back To School

Please see attached information provided by SUSTRANS with regard to walking and cycling to school

Tees R Us Information - School Uniform

⚠ COVID-19 Update - Secondary School Uniform Shipping from 12th June.

First of all, we would like to thank everybody for your continued support and understanding throughout these uncertain times, and we hope that you are all keeping well.

Stores & Online Ordering

Following government guidelines, our stores in Pembroke Dock & Haverfordwest will remain closed this summer with our New Hedges store fully operational for production as normal.

Due to social distancing measures, our stores will not cope with the usual 'Back to School' demand and we are potentially expecting a 1 in 1 out system and very long queues. Unfortunately due to the current Government Legislation, pupils are no longer allowed to try garments on, and this is another factor we have to take into consideration along with possible quarantine measures.

We would like to take this opportunity to announce that ALL Secondary Schools we supply are now available online for parents to order with home delivery and a Click & Collect service available from our New Hedges Store the safest option. Primary Schools will be added, and we anticipate these to be online within the next 7 days.

Due to both stores being closed, we are expecting an exceptionally large volume of web orders this summer. Can we please ask you to help us flatten the 'Back to School' curve, by ordering online as soon as possible. This will give us the best chance to make sure all children have their uniform in time for the return in September.

Please allow up to 14 days for items to be delivered safely.

Cut off date for September uniform order will be the 31st July.

We're here to help as much as possible, so please don't hesitate to reach out via email with any questions.

You can also reach us on our dedicated School Uniform Order Number - 01834 845253, should you have any queries.

Thank you all for your patience & support during this difficult time.

Kind Regards,

Rory O'Hanlon & Family

Ysgol Harri Tudur - Return to School Survey Results

Results

Pembrokeshire County Council - Road Safety Officer Transition Booklet for Year 6 Pupils - to use when thinking of travelling to their new secondary school in September.

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Image by Author and Artist Charlie Mackesy (https://www.charliemackesy.com/)

and published in his book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

Thursday 11th June : School Update

The Welsh Government published their operational and learning guidance for schools yesterday. We are working hard to develop our plans for the next phase of the return to schooling from Monday 29th June. We will, of course, be advising of the arrangements for pupils and parents via this website, we hope by the middle of next week. 

All of our planning and operations are based around these principles.

Ysgol Harri Tudur/ Henry Tudor School 

Principles for the next phase from 29th June 2020:

  1. Safety is absolutely paramount for our Pupils, Staff, Students, Governors and therefore our wider community. 

  2. To reduce the risk of infection and cross contamination for all who access the school wherever and whenever possible. 

  3. Check in, catch up, prepare: 

  • Mentor check ins for all pupils and students, to support wellbeing, learning and planning

  • Transition opportunities for all Year 6 pupils in the Pembroke cluster

  •  Year 10 Pupils to receive core subject tutorials 

  •  Careers Guidance for Year 11 pupils 

  •  Supporting Year 12 pupils to make the move into Year 13 

     4.  Academic opportunities for all pupils and students to continue through online learning and virtual               school. CPD programme continues to develop online and distance learning.

     5.  Provision for vulnerable and keyworker children remains full time from 8am -5pm.

Thursday 11th June : Letters from Pembrokeshire County Council

Please see both English and Welsh letters from Pembrokeshire County Council regarding schools reopening from June 29th.

Wednesday 10th June 2020: Welsh Governrment Guidance
For the Next Phase For Schools From June 29th
Monday 8th June 2020 : Ysgol Harri Tudur's Show Choir says
Thank You to the NHS and Key Workers

Please have a look at the video from Ysgol Harri Tudur's show choir which is a thank you to the NHS and Key Workers. 

Very well done to all of those involved ! 

INFORMATION FROM PCC CATERING SERVICES ON THE REVISED SCHOOL MEALS PAYMENT SYSTEM

From June 2020, the school will no longer be accepting cash for the payment of School meals.

All coin loaders will be removed and replaced with balance checkers so that pupils can check their balance.

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 07879694943 during working hours.

PUPIL ROLL OF HONOUR: Harry Peniket

In March 2020,Year 7 pupil Harry Peniket decided he wanted to try and raise money for Sports Relief. A keen runner, he decided  to run as many miles as he could. Starting from Sunday 8th March until Sports relief day on Friday 13th March, over those 6 days he ran an amazing 19 miles. Harry managed to raise a whopping £178.00 for Sports Relief. 

What a brilliant achievement Harry, well done, we are very proud of you!

ClassCharts Parent Points 

From Friday 22nd May, parents will be able to award parent points for good engagement by pupils in their home schooling.

If you wish to award parent points on ClassCharts, for excellent effort and engagement, please message us via School Gateway and we will add the points along with the reason that you give.

Thanks for all your support.

Year 11 : Pembrokeshire County Council Outreach Worker Support

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Virtual School Update

Slight changes to the way we work:

Sixth Form Student ( & Parent / Carer) Letter
Keeping In Touch Letters to Parents/Guardians
PUPIL ROLL OF HONOUR: Wednesday 13th May 2020 : Sam Lowe

Many congratulations to Sam Lowe, who has been nominated by a family member for a place on our roll of honour. The coronavirus pandemic is both a challenging and worrying time but many of our pupils have found their time to shine. Sam has shown tremendous strength of spirit by committing to his school work during this time, ensuring that he has kept on top of everything that has been set for him and revising work and concepts that he has already completed. Sam has wanted to prioritise his studies over the chance to join his family for movie and games nights. Sam's family would like him to know that they are very proud of him for his good character and for his strong work ethic.....and so are we !

PUPIL ROLL OF HONOUR : Thursday 14th May 2020 : Carys Rodemer

Many congratulations to Carys Rodemer who has been nominated  for a place on our roll of honour. The coronavirus pandemic is both a challenging and worrying time but many of our pupils have found their time to shine. Carys has been nominated by her family, she has shown real strength of spirit and has overcome some personal challenges, independently completing school work, happily and confidently being an absolute superstar at home, helping with household tasks and showing genuine care, concern and help to others. She has also been of fantastic help to her mother, who has been caring for Carys' elderly grandparents.

Well Done Carys - keep shining ! We're proud of you !

Wednesday May 13th 2020 : Welsh Education Minister's recent statement

Please see below, a link to the Welsh Education Minister 's statement from 28th April , outlining in fuller detail , the five key principles that are being considered with regard to the return of schools in Wales.

https://gov.wales/education-minister-sets-out-five-key-principles-schools-return

IMPORTANT UPDATE : Tuesday May 12th

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing this morning to update you all with two pieces of information that require clarity. I am doing this because of some queries which have come to us over the last twenty-four hours. Please accept my apologies if you are already familiar with the contents of this update.

Firstly, pupils and students at Ysgol Harri Tudur/ Henry Tudor School will not return to school on June 1st. This is because there are no plans for any schools in Wales to return. Welsh law is different to that of England and the Welsh Government are making their own decisions about the roadmap out of lockdown. We understand that many of you will be worried about your children's education, along with vast numbers of parents across the world. Schools in Wales will not return in any capacity until the Welsh Education Minister's five criteria have been fully met. These five criteria are:

  1. The safety and mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of students and staff
  2. Continuing contribution to the national effort and strategy to fight the spread of COVID-19
  3. Having the confidence of parents, staff and students – based on evidence and information – so that they can plan ahead
  4. Ability to prioritise learners at key points, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds
  5. Consistency with the Welsh Government’s framework for decision making, to have guidance in place to support measures such as distancing, managing attendance and wider protective actions

Our website is where, for the last fifteen months, we have posted updates, given out information and kept all of our parents. pupils, students and wider community informed of information. We are also using text messages and email. It is therefore essential that school has the correct contact information, so that all relevant information can be communicated, now more than ever before. We are also communicating with our pupils and students on Google classroom. We will not send out any paper communication, other than packs for our new Year 7 parents.

Thank you so much for all of your lovely messages of support and thank you’s in these absolutely unprecedented times. Some of our pupils have also shown great acts of kindness to others – if you would like to nominate your son/daughter or another pupil at this school please let us know and we will add them to our roll of honour. We will be proud to celebrate their achievements.

Google classroom is our on line learning platform and we are also providing paper work packs where IT access is problematic. Engagement rates with work is generally good but we support other forms of learning other than constant screen use as well. Our website contains lots of useful information about Google classroom and many helpful resources to support learning and wellbeing at this time.

A reminder of some contact information

For help with ICT – workingfromhome@yht.wales

For help/queries with teaching and work issues, please contact your child’s subject teacher or mentor by email ( firstinitialsurname@yht.wales staff list can be found here) or Mr Crichton, Deputy Headteacher tcrichton@yht.wales

Year 11 examinations /results – ajames@yht.wales Mrs A James

Sixth Form queries – jojones@yht.wales Mr J Jones

Safeguarding and wellbeing concerns – aandrews@yht.wales Mrs A Andrews

To update the school with parental contact information – updatedetails@yht.wales

All teachers can also be contacted through Google classroom

Nominate a pupil for an act of kindness – headteacher@yht.wales

Finally, we understand that some of you will be balancing and managing complex situations at home like all of us. We must keep going for some time. I came across this yesterday and thought you might like to see and hear it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIseouW2FE8

Above all else, stay safe, stay home and please look after you and yours.

With all best wishes

Fiona Kite

Headteacher

Some Lovely Words

I heard a little rumour
Don't know if it's true
That the world is going to be at peace
For at least a month or two

I heard that folk must stay at home
And spend some time with their kin
Slow down, relax and take a breath,
And find some peace within

And though we may be worried
About money, jobs and bills
We will notice beauty everywhere
Blue skies, fresh lakes, green hills

And when a month or two is over
And we can all go back to our lives
People will show gratitude
That their loved ones all survived
( CREDIT : BTR)

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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

Ysgol Harri Tudur Year 10 Pupil Billy Waters Pays Tribute and Thanks to the NHS with Plaque

We are delighted to share that one of our Year 10 pupils Billy Waters, along with his grown up cousin Jamie,  have been featured in the Western Telegraph for their plaque made in honour of the work of the NHS from the Monkton community. Please read the article from the Western Telegraph below.

Well done Billy! (and to cousin Jamie) This was an extremely thoughtful, meaningful and generous act of kindness on behalf of an entire community during this extraordinary and challenging time. We are proud of you.

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)

Pembrokeshire County Council Ipad Provision

As a school, we are fully aware of the challenges so many homes face, where they are trying to access our virtual school, in a situation where there is simply not enough equipment for each child to work on.

Whilst we welcome the announcement from Pembrokeshire County Council, it is worth remembering the 500 ipads are for all schools in Pembrokeshire; primary and secondary. At the moment, there is no timescale for the release of the equipment and no process by which parents and guardians can apply for the equipment.

Given this, please remember that it is okay for children within a family to share the equipment, we understand that not all tasks will be completed. In this difficult time, we don’t want parents and carers to become stressed by incomplete work/activities. If access to equipment is a problem, it is really good to think of other forms of education. Children can help with household chores; cook a family meal; watch documentaries; help teach younger brothers and sisters timetables etc.

Pembrokeshire County Council:

Plans are being finalised to loan 500 iPads to Pembrokeshire school pupils to help them get online and aid learning at home.

The devices will help ensure that pupils without access to digital learning do not miss out while schools are closed during the coronavirus outbreak.

To ensure that pupils are able to get online, even in homes without internet access, Pembrokeshire County Council is to buy 500 4G MiFi mobile internet devices.

These will be loaned alongside the iPads to help pupils access the online learning resources organised by schools.

The 4G service will provide a basic level of content control and while not a replacement for in-school filtering, will provide restrictions for content unsuitable for children.

Schools are currently being contacted to determine supplies of iPads available for loan and to organise collection, testing and installation of relevant apps.

Where schools have insufficient devices, stock will be loaned from an alternate school or via the Hwb Transformation Programme.

Supporting packs for set up and further dedicated support is being organised.

The Council will also buy 500 tough cases to provide protection for the devices during their loan period.

It is accepted that there is the risk of damage during the loan period and neither parents nor the school would be expected to cover any cost of damage in such circumstances.

Once the method for loaning an iPad has been agreed further details will be released.

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.

Monday April 20th : Virtual School Open for Learning

Good morning everyone. We hope that you are all staying safe and well and looking after one another. Virtual school is open and your teachers and mentors are available for you remotely. 

Thank you to all parents, pupils and students for your hard work to date. Please be assured that our expectation is that all of our learners progress at a pace that is appropriate to them and one that allows them to make progress. There is no expectation that pupils and students work solidly for 5 hours each day.

As parents, please encourage pupils and students to work on tasks, allow them to stop when enthusiasm and concentration are dipping and most importantly, reassure them that it is not absolutely essential to complete all the given tasks in an hour. Pupils and students should work at their own pace and be confident and proud of what they achieve. 

For all technical issues, please continue to email workingfromhome@yht.wales, for any learning issues, please contact your child's subject teacher or mentor by email or Mr Crichton, Deputy Heateacher tcrichton@yht.wales.

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.

INFORMATION FROM QUALIFICATIONS WALES PUBLISHED FRIDAY 3RD APRIL
03/04/2020

Dear Learner,

A message for all Summer 2020 GCSE, AS, A level and Skills Challenge Certificate learners.

I appreciate the announcement to cancel exams this summer will have been unsettling for you as learners, and that you are urgently waiting for news. To keep you informed, I wanted to let you know what we are doing to provide you with grades that you can use to progress to sixth form, college, university, training or work.

Our aim is to treat you as fairly as possible this summer.

How will grades be calculated? Most GCSEs, AS and A Levels that learners in Wales have been entered for will be awarded by WJEC. The Skills Challenge Certificate is only awarded by WJEC. If you are entered for a GCSE, AS or A Level offered by a different exam boards, the same principles will apply. Your schools, colleges and other exam centres will be asked to send exam boards two pieces of information for each of your qualifications, based on what they know about your work and performance:

  • the grade they believe you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had happened as planned
  • the order of learners, by performance, within those grades. Your centre will consider a range of evidence like your class and homework; your results in assignments and any mock exams; any non-exam assessment you might have done; and your general progress during your course.
 

This information will allow WJEC and other exam boards to gather and compare grades across centres. Together, we want to make sure that results are fair and that, as far as possible, learners are not advantaged or disadvantaged because their centres are more generous or harsh than others when making those judgements. That means the final grade you get could be different from the one your centre sends to WJEC or other exam boards.

What do I need to do? Nothing. Your teachers will review all the work you have done so far, any new work set will not influence this summer’s results. Teachers may continue to set work to ensure that all teaching and learning has been completed and help prepare you for next year. The data (grades and rank order) that will be provided is confidential and cannot be shared with you as learners, your parents or carers. Please don’t ask your teachers, or anyone else at your centre, to tell you the grades they will be sending to exam boards or where they have placed you in the order of learners. This is to help ensure the information submitted by schools and colleges is as fair as possible.

When will I get my results? We’re working hard to make sure you get results as soon as possible – and no later than the published dates of 13 August (AS and A level) and 20 August (GCSE). We will confirm dates as soon as we can.

Can I take my exams another time?

There are already exams available in GCSE English Language, Mathematics, Mathematics-Numeracy and Welsh Language in November each year. You can enter for these exams in November 2020. Other exams will be available, as usual, in summer 2021.

Keep informed We’ve published a set of FAQs here that you and your parents or carers might find useful. There are also regular updates on our website (www.qualificationswales.org) and social media (@quals_wales on twitter and @qualswalescymcymru on facebook) that you might want to follow. We’ll keep you updated.

Philip Blaker

Chief Executive Qualifications Wales


Qualifications Wales Q2 Building, Pencarn Lane Imperial Park, Newport NP10 8AR 01633 373 222

Cymwysterau Cymru Adeilad Q2, Lôn Pencarn Parc Imperial, Casnewydd NP10 8AR 01633 373 222 www.qualificationswales.org

Sport Pembrokeshire - New Digital Learning Zone

In light of the current Covid19 situation, Sport Pembrokeshire have created a secure digital learning platform for all learners to access ideas, hints and tips on sport and physical activity (via Hwb).

The ‘SP Learning Zone’ includes links to a variety of different sports and activities across all age ranges to hopefully encourage parents and pupils to keep active at home.

The platform is now ‘live’! Please note that this fantastic new resource is a work in progress and will evolve and grow in the weeks and months to come as Sport Pembrokeshire staff populate the learning zone with new material.

You can access the ‘SP Learning Zone’ from home.

If you have any queries about the ‘SP Learning Zone’, please feel free to get in touch with Sport Pembrokeshire via sportpembrokeshire@pembrokeshire.go

Friday 3rd April 2020 : KINDNESS IN A CRISIS

  • What is kindness and why is it important to be kind in a crisis?
  • Kindness in the community - how can you check in on neighbours in a safe way.
  • Call or write to a relative.
  • Write down three things you are grateful for.
  • Learn techniques to help you cope in a crisis.
  • Do something helpful for a friend or family member – cook a meal or teach someone a new skill.  
  • Stay at home - by following this advice you are being kind to others in the community and helping to save lives.
Support for Parents of Pupils with ALN, Learning at Home

The attached documents are written to support parents of children with, social communication needs and learners with SpLD, to navigate the home education process and support structure and routine in the home:

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 Psychologist’s throughout the UK. 

Monday 30th March 2020

Join our Rainbows of Hope Challenge. Details in attached PDF and on Google Mentor Classrooms. 

Fill our windows with rainbows!

Learning at Home

Dear Parents, Pupils & Students,

Firstly, thank you for all the hard work that has gone into maintaining learning during this difficult time. It has been really heart-warming to see the level of engagement from students, teachers and parents.

I just wanted to reassure our pupils and students (and parents) that the expectation is that our learners progress at a pace which is suitable to them. There isn’t an expectation that pupils and students work solidly for 5 hours each day. We want our learners to be enjoying the activities, maintaining their enthusiasm for learning whilst the physical school is closed.

What we can do as parents is to encourage pupils and students to work on tasks, allow them to stop when enthusiasm and concentration levels are dipping and most importantly, reassure them that it is not essential to complete all the given tasks in an hour. Pupils and students  should work at their own pace and be confident and proud in what they achieve.

For all technical issues, continue to email workingfromhome@yht.wales. For any other queries contact me on tcrichton@yht.wales.  

Thank you all once again for making this imperfect system work as best we can.

Mr T Crichton

Deputy Headteacher

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. 

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.

Help and advice to Support Pupils 

Attached is a booklet that includes some help and advice to support you as you work from home. It includes information about work and importantly, about daily routines and looking after your own wellbeing.

Thursday 26th March 2020 : 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 its 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/

DRAMA ACTIVITIES TO DO AT HOME : Wednesday March 25th 

Drama

Message for parents : Wednesday March 25th

PROFESSIONALLY REFURBISHED LAPTOPS / PC's and TABLETS

This company do currently remain open, processing orders as quickly as they can. Parents can visit www.getonlineathome.org It has Windows 10 PCs from £99, tablets from £139 and laptops from £169. All suitable for home schooling at a minimum, and they deliver within 10 working days.

They also have a home broadband and further discounted (£40 discount) computer offer going live tomorrow (details on their website tomorrow too).

Accessing School Counselling & National Counselling Support During This Difficult Period

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.

Tuesday March 24th : TIPS FOR FAMILIES

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

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

What you need to know about access to schools and childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic.

1. The latest scientific advice

2. How does social distancing affect schools and childcare settings?

3. What is the latest advice on key workers?

4. I’m a key worker but my partner isn’t. What should we do? 

5. I’ve seen different advice from different councils. How are local authorities working?

1. The latest scientific advice

The most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. 

Everyone must, as far as possible, minimise social contact and make sure that anyone who is particularly vulnerable to the virus is able to adopt strict social distancing.

2. How does social distancing affect schools and childcare settings?

We have advised schools and childcare should only be open to a limited number of children.

We must keep the number of children in educational, childcare and play settings to the smallest number possible.

We also need to make sure children are not left with anyone who should be following strict social distancing guidance, such as anyone over 70 or anyone with the specified underlying health conditions.

Keeping children safely in their home should limit the chance of the virus spreading and protect those vulnerable to more serious illness as a result of the virus.

If your child receives free school meals, this will continue. But the way your child gets this food depends on your school. Please check with them.

3. What is the latest advice on key workers?

list of categories of critical workers has been published on the Welsh Government website.

Places in schools and childcare will be highly limited and only particularly vulnerable children and the children of critical workers whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response should be attending during this time.

If you are classed as a critical worker but are able to perform the critical parts of your job effectively when working from home, then you should do so.

Even for critical workers, provision will only be made in schools or other settings where there is no safe alternative for your family.

4. I’m a key worker but my partner isn’t. What should we do?

If one parent is a critical worker but the other parent is not then the other parent should provide safe alternative arrangements at home when possible.

5. I’ve seen different advice from different councils. How are local authorities working?

Local authorities are doing everything they can to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. They made and communicated plans based as part of an initial contingency to deal with the spread of coronavirus. Those plans will now adapt and change as they respond to the latest guidance available to the Welsh Government. For the very latest advice, please check your local authority’s website and gov.wales/coronavirus

PCC Inclusion Service ALN resources and Links for Parents and Schools

Am I a 'critical worker' in the COVD-19 response?

Key Workers Flow Chart

Useful Learning Websites

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

Friday March 20th

VIRTUAL SCHOOL IS OPEN !

GC Logo

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.uk

Kirsty Williams, Minister of Education 

Written Statement on Summer Examinations 2020

We are in an unprecedented period, one that is changing hour-by-hour, and governments around the world are having to make quick decisions. We recognise the worry and anxiety that the uncertainty around the summer exam series was causing. Today I met with Qualifications Wales and WJEC to consider options that are in the best interests of our learners. We recognise that there are no easy choices but we have agreed that the best way forward is not to proceed with summer exam series. Learners due to sit their GCSEs and A levels this summer will be awarded a fair grade to recognise their work, drawing on the range of information that is available. We will be working with the sector to announce further details shortly but wanted to give this early certainty. We also won’t be using the results to publish performance measure outcomes in 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.

Word of the Week

Extol

Welsh Phrase of the Week

Ynysoedd - Islands

Theme of the Week

Healthy Minds

From the Headteacher

Welcome to our school and to the new school website of Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School.

Ysgol Harri Tudur is a 1250 on roll, nine form entry 11-18 school situated between Pembroke and Pembroke Dock. It has new and enviable facilities, in a school building which opened in September 2018. We are determined to follow through our vision of excellence, achievement and success. We will be relentless in ensuring that there are no gaps in our attainment and that no student is left behind.

The Estyn inspection of November 2018 judged the school to be in need of significant improvement. We believe that on their return visit the significant changes that have been underway since the inspection after ten weeks in our new school, to ensure that our students achieve the best possible outcomes, will be evident. The systems and structures in the school have been reviewed and the way in which we do things has been changed and are always under review and monitoring. There is significant support for the school from both Pembrokeshire Local Authority and ERW (Education through Regional Working).

Our website is where we will keep you abreast of everything we think you need to know. We also use text and email to contact parents. We are moving away from any paid or pupil posted letters, and from September 2019 will post all letters, forms, etc on our website.

— Mrs Kite, Headteacher

Some highlights of our school

Teaching and Learning Facilities

Brand new top-of-the-range teaching and learning facilities

Exciting and stimulating up-to-date science labs and equipment

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Library 005

Our vibrant Library is a central learning space for all, promoting reading for pleasure, enquiry-based learning and information literacy.

Dedicated sports facilities and a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities

Ben Watson

Talented pupils and students with a broad variety of interests (see our Roll of Honour)

Partner Organisations

Pembrokeshire Youth ServicesWelsh Local Government AssociationValeroMilitary Preparation SchoolRotary Club of PembrokeScarlets Community Logo

Pembroke Cluster of Schools

Ysgol Gelli Aur / Golden Grove SchoolLamphey SchoolYsgol Gymunedol Doc Penfro / Pembroke Dock Community SchoolPenhyn Church in Wales VC School