Friday 28th May
HALF TERM MONDAY 31st May – FRIDAY 4TH JUNE. School re-opens Monday 7th June.
NURSERY CLOSED – FRIDAY 18TH JUNE 21
Nursery closed to pupils due to September new intake open day.
A message from Miss Rutledge
It has been a pleasure to welcome students and staff back to face to face teaching, we had missed the children so much. I’m so proud of the efforts of Staff and Pupils of how efficiently they have reverted from distance learning to fully engaging in face to face lessons.
Despite a lengthy period of pupils away from school, they are demonstrating that they’re exceeding their potential in all areas of school life. Following pupil progress reviews I can honestly say how proud we are of our whole school community having supported our blended learning plan, it clearly has supported attainment and progress to date. We continue to support well-being across the school whilst ensuring that academically everyone reaches their full potential.
I’d like to wish you all a well-deserved half term break, school is closed to pupils on Friday 28th May due to staff training. I look forward to seeing everyone returning to school on Monday 7th June 2021.
Now that retail stores are now reopening and access to school uniform is no longer limited, please can we ask for your support in ensuring that our school uniform standards remain high.
The school has a school uniform that consists of:
grey trousers/grey skirts/pinafore dresses/pink and white check dresses for Summer Term
white polo shirts
Nursery children are asked to wear grey jogging bottoms with a white polo shirt
and burgundy cardigan or jumper.
Important Information on - Self Isolation for wider symptom testing & community testing
Information for Heads to inform self-isolation procedures for staff and pupils:
1. If a pupil or staff member go for a PCR test because they are experiencing wider symptoms then Newport City Council do not want them to attend school. We cannot legally ask them to self-isolate but we have made a policy decision within the Council that we do not want pupils or staff awaiting a test result attending school.’
2. Information which describes wider community testing. We would be grateful if you can circulate the information below to parents and carers please.
Wider Community Testing.
You may be aware there are now more ways to access Covid-19 testing to help identify cases in your community.
Covid testing for 3 cardinal symptoms
If you identify one or more of the three cardinal symptoms-
New continuous cough
Change or loss of sense of taste or smell
You must book a PCR test and you and your family must isolate immediately until you receive the test result, which is usually within 24 hours. If the result is positive, you and your household must self-isolate for 10 days from the date your symptoms started. You will also be contacted by the local Tracing Team. However, if your result is negative, you can end your self-isolation, when you feel well enough to do so.
2. Covid testing for wider symptoms
The Health board in Gwent is now making testing available for those who identify with one or more of the wider symptoms-
• Flu-like symptoms including aching or painful muscles, excessive tiredness, persistent headache, runny nose or blocked nose, persistent sneezing, sore throat and/or hoarseness, shortness of breath or wheezing
If you consider that you or your family need to book a PCR test for wider symptoms , The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are operating fourteen testing facilities across the region and getting a test is now quick, easy and convenient with results in most cases returned within 24 hours. Tests can be arranged by phoning 119 or book online: https://gov.wales/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19.
If you have one of the wider symptoms then you should stay away from school until receiving your result, which is usually within 24 hours.
If the result is positive, you and your household must self-isolate for 10 days from the date your symptoms started. You will also be contacted by the local Tracing Team. However, if your result is negative, you can return to school or work when you feel well enough to do so.
3. Asymptomatic testing (no symptoms)
Rapid lateral flow tests are for people who do not have coronavirus symptoms.
In Wales, you can get lateral flow tests for you and your household if:
you are a volunteer
you cannot work from home
you are an unpaid carer
If you get tests through your employer or education setting you should continue to do so.
Order rapid lateral flow home test kits on GOV.UK. You can order 1 home testing kit (7 tests) at a time. Delivery takes 1 to 2 days.
You can also collect testing kits in person. Find your nearest collection point and opening times (on nhs.uk). You can collect 2 home testing kits (14 tests) at a time.
You should test twice a week, 3 to 4 days apart. Please report rapid lateral flow test results (on GOV.UK) the day you or someone in your household takes the test.
If your test is positive you should book a PCR test within 24 hours of the positive lateral flow test result.
If you develop any symptoms you should book a PCR test even if your lateral flow test result was negative.