@Caldicot_Sch

19:02 PM - 9 Jun 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

All the best Ryan! https://t.co/pw7bnMRIPZ

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1398265994158690307

14:12 PM - 28 May 2021

Retweetd From Welsh Government Education

Schools in Wales! Help is available for families on low incomes to buy school uniform or a device for home learning: https://t.co/oN6ULc82OT Please help us spread the message by sending this leaflet to parents through your networks: https://t.co/yKKnz3LIqO 👔 💻 https://t.co/ackXDYecsf

13:33 PM - 28 May 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

To our wonderful Year 11s and Year 13s and , I wish to offer my sincere thanks for the contributions you have made to the life of our schools. The future is yours to take... I have every confidence you will shine as you always have. The best of luck

14:00 PM - 27 May 2021

We have a number of exciting roles available for September 2021. These include: Teacher of Girls' PE; Teacher of Drama; and Cover Supervisor. Click on the link for details https://t.co/mko0E2Z894

10:53 AM - 21 May 2021

We have been informed of a confirmed positive case in Year 7. We will email the families of students identified as a contact separately. Upon receiving this, if you are able to collect your child then it would be appreciated. Apologies for the inconvenience

14:23 PM - 6 May 2021

We are looking for a teaching assistants to join us in September 2021. Visit our career site for more details https://t.co/pelr8Mqyni

07:53 AM - 29 Apr 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

We have this morning been contacted by TTP of a positive Lateral Flow Test result in Year 9. We are working to identify the contacts and will be in touch with families shortly. Apologies for the inconvenience

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1386699310230917122

16:10 PM - 26 Apr 2021

Well done to Macey on your successful application to the Athletics Scholarship, majoring in Law at the Houston Baptist University, Texas! https://t.co/45l0FuaQte

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1385194223285194754

12:30 PM - 22 Apr 2021

Congratulations to Poppy and Ffion for their offers to study medicine at the University of Cardiff and University of Bristol! https://t.co/PrWmYB8BFB

17:51 PM - 19 Apr 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

Our final 'Qualifications 2021' briefing for students/families will commence at 6.00pm tonight. Please check emails for the link. Look forward to seeing you all. The same session will be run for students/families at the same time tomorrow

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 'Positive LFT' (29.04.21) 29th Apr 2021 Download
Letter to Families (13.04.21) 13th Apr 2021 Download
Letter to Families (08.03.21) 08th Mar 2021 Download
Risk Assessment (COVID-19, March 2021) 08th Mar 2021 Download
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