04 Jan 2022
All our pupils are back in School for face to face learning from Friday 7 January 2022. Please see the latest Update on Omicron and our Covid-Safe Measures at School so you can help the School be as Covid-safe as possible and help safeguard the whole School community.
We provide Lateral Flow Tests from Class 6 (Year 7) up (see letter for details). The advice is now for pupils to take these 3 times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
We have a full risk assessment in place following the ‘Welsh Government Operational Guidance for Schools and Settings’, and ensure social distancing, ventilation and cleaning and hygiene measures, both in the classrooms and around the School.
There is more information for parents regarding measures in Schools with FAQs in the Welsh Government’s ‘Schools: coronavirus guidance’
We make judgments based on our particular school context about how to balance and minimise any risks from COVID-19 with providing a full educational experience for your children.
The guidance is kept under constant review and always follows the latest scientific advice.
What happens during a lockdown?
Our Learning Continues… We have been open in building throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to nursery age children, children of essential workers and vulnerable pupils. As needed, our pupils are able to move to online learning with our ‘Beyond the Classroom‘ programme – an effective learning programme that honours our curriculum; ensures all pupils are able to engage and progress in skills and interest with individual needs supported; and keeps the indispensable human connections alive between us. As the whole world has adjusted and changed during the pandemic, we have looked on this as an opportunity to apply creative solutions and keep alive a tangible sense of the School to which we all belong. See more about our Beyond the Classroom‘ programme.
We offer the Certificate of Steiner Education (NZCSE) in our Upper School. The structure of the NZCSE, focused on ongoing assessment, means it is particularly well suited to adapt to the current times. Our Upper School Students were all able to successfully complete and achieve their NZCSE Level 2 and 3 certificates in July 2020 and July 2021. We are in regular contact with SEDT, who manage the NZCSE to ensure our Upper School pupils can continue with their qualification without disruption.