@Caldicot_Sch

10:59 AM - 15 Jan 2021

We have written to families, with modified lesson timings and an update on our remote learning approach. A copy of the letter can be found via the link https://t.co/6rbshzTcHU

16:16 PM - 14 Jan 2021

We understand there are some technical issues with Schoolcloud at their end affecting remote parents’ evening. The company are busy trying to fix this. We apologise for the inconvenience

12:15 PM - 14 Jan 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

Congratulations to our amazing / students who did so incredibly well in their November series mathematics examinations. A massive congratulations to and for their relentless support and families for their motivation at home

20:16 PM - 13 Jan 2021

The best of luck to students receiving GCSE results tomorrow from the November examinations. A reminder that results will be sent to your school email account in the morning

15:06 PM - 12 Jan 2021

A reminder that Year 8 Parents Evening will be held on Thursday 14th January, 3.30-6.00 pm. Information to book appointments for this using the online platform has been emailed to families.

07:17 AM - 8 Jan 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

Our letter to and families yesterday outlined what they may expect in terms of remote learning and wellbeing support in the event of an extended period of absence, which has been announced https://t.co/xcfMbIS6Bd

15:19 PM - 7 Jan 2021

We have updated our virtual meeting/lesson guidance. A copy of which can be found on the policy section of our website. Families have also been emailed a copy of this https://t.co/iyDjM3E34M

11:21 AM - 7 Jan 2021

Please find link below to a letter from Mr Belli, regarding an update on remote learning arrangements, which has been emailed to all families this morning https://t.co/mDxE6fByls

19:22 PM - 4 Jan 2021

Please find a letter from Mr Belli regarding the revised arrangements for the new term. This has just been emailed to all families https://t.co/cgZnjyT4iD

17:30 PM - 21 Dec 2020

Retweetd From Caldicot School Music

👏👏👏 nearly £600 has been raised from our Christmas concert for Thank you everyone for helping us to support those in need in our community this Christmas

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Distance/Remote Learning
We have set up a specific page for remote learning, while nearly all students are working from home. This is designed to outline the school's approach to remote learning, underpinned by research, as well as useful documents and help for families.

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.

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 following symptoms may develop 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 10 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

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Date  
Letter to Families 'Lesson Times/Remote Learning' (15.01.21) 15th Jan 2021 Download
Letter to Families 'Remote Learning' (07.01.21) 07th Jan 2021 Download
Letter to Families 'Return to School in January' (04.01.21) 04th Jan 2021 Download
Letter 'Change to self-isolation regulations' (10.12.20) 10th Dec 2020 Download
Letter to Families 'Ministerial Annoucement' (10.12.20) 10th Dec 2020 Download
Letter to Families 'Further Confirmed Case in Year 10' (06.12.20) 06th Dec 2020 Download
Letter to Families 'Further Confirmed Case in Year 9' (06.12.20) 06th Dec 2020 Download
Letter to Families 'Confirmed Case' in Year 11 (29.11.20) 29th Nov 2020 Download
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