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School Closure - update 18th March 2020

posted 18 Mar 2020, 07:01 by Karen Moses   [ updated 3 Apr 2020, 07:07 by Scott Robinson ]

Statement from Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, on school closures in Wales

Firstly, I would like to extend my gratitude to all those working in our education and childcare settings for the critical work you have been undertaking, under incredible pressure to support our children and young people. You have been at the front-line in supporting wider efforts to prepare for the challenges we are all now facing and I am incredibly grateful and proud.

Today, I can announce we are bringing forward the Easter break for schools in Wales. Schools across Wales will close for statutory provision of education at the latest on 20 March 2020.

I have been clear up to now that the continuity of education and the wellbeing of our learners has been at the heart of my decision making. This will always be the case.

From next week, schools will have a new purpose. They will help support those most in need, including people involved in the immediate response to the coronavirus outbreak. I am working with my colleagues in the Cabinet, with government officials and our partners in local government to develop and finalise these plans.

The key areas we are looking at are supporting and safeguarding the vulnerable and ensuring continuity of learning. We are looking in detail at how we can support and safeguard all those who benefit from free school meals and children with additional learning needs. I will make sure you are kept up-to-date.

While this will apply to schools, childcare settings are expected to remain open until we have definitive advice from the Chief Medical Officer and from Public Health Wales that any closures are required. Parents can, and should, speak with their usual childcare providers if they need care over the Easter holidays.

I have discussed my intentions with the Leader of the Welsh Local Government Association, Andrew Morgan, who reflects the views of local authorities. Some school staff will likely have an important role to play in this. We are working closely with our key stakeholders to look at what this will look like for both education and childcare settings, including Flying Start. This position will of course evolve over the coming days and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

One of the critical decisions that we will seek to clarify with urgency is that of the forthcoming examinations. I am also working with Qualifications Wales and the WJEC about this year’s exam series. In line with all education ministers across the UK, I will be making a further announcement shortly.

From the outset, the decisions being taken have been focused on public health advice, and it is right that these science-based recommendations are front and centre of the decisions being made.

The announcement I am making today will help ensure an orderly closure for schools so that they have the time to prepare. However, I am conscious that the SAGE Committee and COBR meet this afternoon, and I will of course be listening closely to see if advice changes and any further urgent decisions about school closures are needed.

Today’s decision will help ensure an orderly closure, so schools have time to prepare ahead of the early break.

My main message for everyone is to stay safe and stay well. We will work together and we will face this outbreak together.

I will of course continue to keep you updated.

Please follow the latest public health advice. The latest guidance is always available on our website at gov.wales/coronavirus

VACANCIES

posted 26 Feb 2020, 06:57 by Karen Moses

We currently have the following vacancies:
2 x level 1 teaching assistants - maternity leave contracts 32.5 hrs per week term time only
1 x level 1 teaching assistant - permanent contract 32.5 hrs per week term time only
1 x Higher Level teaching assistant - maternity leave contract 32.5 hrs per week term time only
Closing date for all posts is 15th March 2020
More information and you can apply for these posts on Powys County Council website

New Childrens' Multisports Session 6-7 pm at Brecon Leisure Centre!

posted 25 Oct 2019, 07:25 by Karen Moses   [ updated 22 Jan 2020, 06:26 ]

Brecon Integrated Sports Association

New Multisports Club!
starting on Friday 24th January 2020

Main sports hall at Brecon Leisure Centre

Term time from 6 pm to 7 pm

Children with any Disabilities or Additional Needs are Welcome to try Sports and Skills, with qualified Coaches.

Adult support required for under 8s and when needed please.

Free first try then £3 a session (£1.50 each for more than one child in a family)

For more information please contact: Jo Ullah bisaj_secretary@outlook.com 07890 197699 
To discuss disability or needs provision please contact: Beverley Tucker, Disability Sports Officer beverley.tucker@powys.gov.uk 01874 612034



TEACHING ASSISTANTS Level 1

posted 25 Oct 2019, 07:21 by Karen Moses   [ updated 26 Feb 2020, 06:55 ]

We are seeking to appoint 2 x Level 1 Teaching Assistants on maternity cover contracts. Please check the Powys County Council job vacancies for more information. Closing date 15th March 2020

A new Curriculum for Wales Information

posted 9 Sep 2019, 10:12 by Scott Robinson   [ updated 9 Sep 2019, 10:14 ]

The whole approach to developing young people in education is changing.  The new curriculum will have more emphasis on equipping young people for life. It will build on their ability to learn new skills and apply their subject knowledge more positively and creatively. As the world changes, they will be more able to adapt positively.
 
They will also get a deeper understanding of how to thrive in an increasingly digital world. A new digital competence framework is now ... (Click for further details)

SAILING DATES AT LLANGORSE

posted 21 May 2019, 05:56 by Karen Moses

Disabled People’s Sailing Fun day at Llangorse Lake, near Brecon Hosted by Llangorse Sailing club and supported by Powys County Council. 
Saturday 8th June 2019 10.00am -16.00pm 
Sailing Dinghies will be available throughout the day for participants to try out. 
Please bring spare clothing/ towels / windproof top etc in case of wet weather. 
Light refreshments, snacks and a complimentary barbecue will be available during the day. 
All welcome. 
All activities are free of charge and will cater for all abilities. 
For more information on the Fun day contact: Claire Ellis Email: claire.1953@live.com Beverley Tucker : 01874 612034

Term Dates 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021

posted 14 May 2019, 02:22 by Karen Moses

You can find Powys Schools Term dates for the next three years by visiting: https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/1166/School-Term-Dates

Increased School Meal Prices

posted 21 Mar 2019, 02:37 by Scott Robinson   [ updated 21 Mar 2019, 02:38 ]

Following the Council’s budget meeting on the 7th March 2019, Council Members have agreed to the cabinet’s decision to increase the school meal price from 1st April 2019.
Please see our Powys Catering/School Meals page for details.

School Closed Today 01/02/2019

posted 31 Jan 2019, 22:31 by Scott Robinson

Due to adverse weather conditions Ms Gittins has decided to close the school.

Website Updates

posted 15 Jan 2019, 02:03 by Scott Robinson   [ updated 15 Jan 2019, 02:03 ]

We have uploaded some of our school policies (with more coming soon), along with a new section for our Criw Cymraeg.

The policies can be found under the Important Information tab or click here to access them now.

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