@Caldicot_Sch
http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1319525312661774337

07:25 AM - 23 Oct 2020

Retweetd From Marc Belli

A massive thanks to everyone and for their herculean efforts this half-term. One day more before a well-deserved rest 👏👏 https://t.co/AbBFdrG9Mo

12:06 PM - 22 Oct 2020

Tomorrow our staff and 6th form students are supporting - raising awareness for such an important cause. https://t.co/DpZxzt54mF

10:28 AM - 22 Oct 2020

On Monday 2nd November 2020 at 5.00pm we have Head of School Open Door, via MS Teams. Families can make an appointment to meet to discuss any concerns.

19:43 PM - 19 Oct 2020

Please click on the link for a copy of a letter by Mr Belli, Executive Headteacher, which has been emailed to families today regarding the national 'circuit-breaker' https://t.co/63vP5NHNRE

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1317428072648499200

12:31 PM - 17 Oct 2020

Many of our students have been working tirelessly since June to prepare for the forthcoming exams. Our wonderful staff have provided outstanding support and will continue to do so over the coming weeks (*previous tweet had typo) https://t.co/memjoPNRXr

15:52 PM - 15 Oct 2020

We are experiencing technical difficulties with our online parents’ evening system. We will revert to phone calls for this evening. We will investigate this with and apologise for the inconvenience

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1316310223288754176

10:29 AM - 14 Oct 2020

Thank you for the amazing support during this health crisis. Everyone should be proud of their efforts to limit the risk of transmission. Please remember to follow the guidelines to keep others (and yourself) safe https://t.co/NKvdnkc4VE

14:56 PM - 13 Oct 2020

A reminder that on Thursday 15th October at 3.30pm, we are holding a Year 7 Meet the Form Tutor event. Booking information has been sent to Year 7 families via email.

09:06 AM - 12 Oct 2020

A reminder that Friday 16th October is an INSET Day and the school is closed for all students

16:06 PM - 6 Oct 2020

On Tuesday 13th October 2020 at 4.30pm we have Head of Sixth Form Open Door, via MS Teams. Families can make an appointment to meet to discuss any concerns.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

'Restart; Refresh; Recover'
Students returned to school, at full capacity, from September 2020. However, as part of our preparedness for forced absence, such as self-isolation etc, we have been working with students to educate them on the use of our online platform to undertake remote learning. Students should familiarise themselves with this form as learning as, in the event that students will not be onsite, we will continue to provide remote learning which will be able to be accessed remotely. This will be predominatly coordinated asynchronously (ie. to facilitate independent learning). Examples, are

Mathematics;
Chemistry; and
History.

For any questions related to distance learning, please contact Mr Davies, Assistant Head by email

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Information about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in December 2019. The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 and 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected. The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection

  • new continuous cough;

  • high temperature; and/or

  •  loss of taste and/or smell.

Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, such as older people and/or those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have yet to have been reported in children.

How COVID-19 is spread?
From what we know about other coronaviruses, spread of COVID-19 is most likely to happen when there is close contact (within 2 metres) with an infected person. It is likely that the risk increases the longer someone has close contact with an infected person.

Prevention
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including

  • students/staff who feel unwell (or develop high temperature or a new cough) should stay at home for 14 days;

  • washing your hands often - with liquid soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport;covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. Students, staff and visitors should wash their hands
    1) before leaving home;
    2) on arrival at school;
    3) after using the toilet;
    4) after breaks and sporting activities;
    5) before food preparation;
    6) before eating any food, including snacks; and
    7) before leaving school.

  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;

  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell; 

  • if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please use the Coronavirus COVID-19 symptom checker on NHS Direct Wales. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment;

  • see the latest information about novel coronavirus on the Public Health Wales website.

In the event of a full/partial school closure (short-term and/or long-term)

The school will only close where there is direct guidance/recommendation from appropriate authorities eg. Public Health Wales and/or where there are insufficient numbers of staff available to safely deliver an education to students. In the event of a school closure, staff will not be able to access the school site. Therefore, in this situation the school will

  • Provide students in all year groups (with increased support for those students preparing to sit public examinations in the summer) with online materials to facilitate distant learning;

  • Provide paper-based materials for those students who do not have access to either a mobile device and/or internet (as part of the preparation phase the school will seek to identify where this is the case);

  • Communicate with families/students on a regular basis to provide updates on recovery phase ie. safe return to normal school life.

Upon return to 'normal practices' the school will

  • Undertake a learning audit for examination classes to identify skills-gaps in readiness for the summer series;

  • Communicate with relevant awarding bodies to make them aware of any requirements for special considerations;

  • Respond to any ongoing support required for students and/or staff. This may include counselling services.

Communication
Throughout the UK Government response phases to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) the school will work closely with relevant authorities to make decisions which are in the interests of the all members of the community. However, to support the safety, wellbeing and continued learning of students the school asks that all families

  • Sign up to the school twitter feed @Caldicot_Sch to be able to access relevant information in the eventuality of a partial/full closure;

  • Ensure that the school has the correct email address in order to maintain communication throughout the process;

  • Talk to child(ren) about hygiene practices and make use of relevant sites to reduce anxiety.

Useful Information
UK Government (COVID-19)
Welsh Government (COVID-19)
Public Health Wales

Information Evenings
Please click on the relevant link to view the presentation with audio. These will be updated on the published date

  • Year 9 'Making the Grade' with Mr Downs, Deputy Head; and Mrs Iggulden, Head of Year 9;
  • Year 7/8  with Mrs Thomas, Head of Transition; Mr Clarke, Head of Year 7; and Moseley, Head of Year 8;
  • Year 10/11 with Mrs Williams, Head of Year 10; Mr Harman, Head of Year 11; and Mr Downs, Deputy Head;
  • Year 12/13 with Mr Bryant, Head of Sixth Form and Mr Downs, Deputy Head.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Date  
Letter to Families (19.10.20) 19th Oct 2020 Download
Letter to Families (25.09.20) 25th Sep 2020 Download
Letter to Families (11.09.20) 11th Sep 2020 Download
'Restart; Refresh; Recover' Guide (September 2020 v2) 02nd Sep 2020 Download
Revised Risk Assessment (September v2 2020) 02nd Sep 2020 Download
Letter to Families Face-covering (01.09.20) 01st Sep 2020 Download
New Term Letter Home 25.08.20 27th Aug 2020 Download
End of Year Letter to Families (15.07.20) 15th Jul 2020 Download
Letter to Families in Yr 10; 11; 12; 13 (13.07.20) 13th Jul 2020 Download
Letter to Families (06.07.20) 06th Jul 2020 Download
Letter from Chief Education Officer (19.06.20) 19th Jun 2020 Download
Letter to Families (19.06.20) 19th Jun 2020 Download
'Be Kind. Stay Safe' Guide (for students, staff and families) 17th Jun 2020 Download
COVID-19 Phased Re-Opening Risk Assessment (June 2020) 17th Jun 2020 Download
Letter fo families re: Phased re-opening (17.06.20) 17th Jun 2020 Download
Letter to Families (15.05.20) 15th May 2020 Download
Letter to Families (07.05.20) 07th May 2020 Download
Letter to Families (19.04.20) 19th Apr 2020 Download
Letter to Year 10 and 12 Families (28.03.20) 28th Mar 2020 Download
Letter to Families in Year 10-13 (Examinations, 23.03.20) 23rd Mar 2020 Download
Distance Learning Timetable Schedule 22nd Mar 2020 Download
LA Letter to Families 'Key Workers' (20.03.20) 20th Mar 2020 Download
Letter to Families 'Forced Closure' (MBL, 18.03.20) 18th Mar 2020 Download
Advice Poster (COVID-19) 14th Mar 2020 Download
Letter to Families (MBL, 17.03.20) 17th Mar 2020 Download
Letter to Families (Examination Year Groups, 18.03.20) 18th Mar 2020 Download
Online Safety Letter (28.04.20) 29th Apr 2020 Download
MCC FSM Information Letter 25.08.20 27th Aug 2020 Download
Letter to Families 15.09.20 15th Sep 2020 Download