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Williamstown Primary School

Making a difference together

Gwneud gwahaniaeth gyda'n gilydd

Welcome / Croeso

‘Williamstown Primary has been educating the children of Williamstown and the surrounding area since 1882. Many grandparents and parents of our current pupils attended the school.

We are very proud of our school, our pupils' achievements and our caring ethos'.

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Green School 2018-2019

Winners of the John Hopla Award 2018

National Winners of the History Award 2018

Notices

UPDATE- REGARDING EMERGENCY CHILDCARE DURING EASTER HOLIDAYS:

Easter emergency childcare arrangements (April 6-17, excluding Good Friday, Easter Monday and the weekend)

•  ONLY key/essential workers qualify. There will be no provision for any children whose parents are not key/essential workers.

• Key/essential workers must re-apply for Easter childcare by midday on Thursday, April 2.

•  The provision is for the period April 6-17, excluding bank holidays (April 10 & 13) and weekends.

• Please note, some hubs in the Cynon area have changed.

To apply for emergency Easter childcare provision, visit www.rctcbc.gov.uk/publichealthrct

Emergency childcare arrangements from April 20 will be published on the RCT website over the coming weeks.

26/03/20- MESSAGE FROM RCT COUNCIL

The following message is on behalf of RCT Council:

Coronavirus is continuing to spread throughout Wales. Public Health Wales have now confirmed 34 people have died in Wales as a result of the virus and the number of confirmed cases in Wales continues to grow by the day.

The social distancing advice is there for a reason, it is absolutely imperative that we all personally take the responsibility to minimise the contact we have with one another to slow the spread of the virus. We must all work together and help the NHS which will come under huge strain in the coming weeks. 

If your children are not in the Emergency Childcare settings please keep them safe at home, this extends to the evenings and weekends. We all have to do this for the safety of them, our family, friends and neighbours, the message is to STAY AT HOME as much as possible.

UPDATE REGARDING EMERGENCY SCHOOL PLACES

25/03/20- URGENT UPDATE- ALL PARENTS AND CARERS MUST NOW RE-APPLY FOR EMERGENCY CHILDCARE PLACES. YOU NEED TO APPLY BY 12PM ON FRIDAY 26/03/20. AFTER THIS TIME APPLICATIONS WILL NNOT BE ACCEPTED-  THANK YOU.

RE-APPLY VIA E-FORM : COPY AND PASTE THE LINK INTO YOUR SEARCH BAR.

https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/EmergenciesSafetyandCrime/InformationforResidentsCoronavirus/SchoolClosuresandadviceforparents.aspx?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn&utm_content=Coronaviru

ON NEWS AND DIARY SECTION ON WEBSITE:

* THE CONTACT FORM FOR PARENTS TO COMPLETE BEFORE LEAVING THEIR CHILD AT THE HUB SCHOOL MONDAY MORNING, THE FORM IS IN THIS SECTION.

25/03/20- HOME SCHOOL LEARNING

To access home learning resources for your child:

1. Click on 'OUR LEARNING' on the top bar of this page.

2. Scroll down until you see 'HOME LEARNING' tab on the right hand side- click on this tab.

3. Choose the Year group that your child is in- all resources uploaded to year group areas.

All children were offered a home pack for week 1 f the school closure which are available from the school office.

From Week 2 we will use our website to update home learning resources. This will be available from 9am on the Monday morning.

Thank you. 

Free School Meal Form

The link below will take you to the form you need to complete to access free school meals during this time.

https://forms.rctcbc.gov.uk/en/Web/coronavirusfreeschoolmeals/startnew

COVID-19 EMERGENCY UPDATE

23/03/20

Additional Message update from RCT regarding school and childcare

Appendix 4: Advice for Parents/Carers 

1. The latest scientific advice:

The most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear.  Everyone must, as far as possible, minimise social contact and make sure that anyone who is particularly vulnerable to the virus is able to adopt strict social distancing. 

2. How does social distancing affect your children? 

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has advised schools that emergency childcare should only be open to a limited number of children. We must keep the number of children in educational, childcare and play settings to the smallest number possible. 

We also need to make sure children are not left with anyone who should be following strict social distancing guidance, such as anyone over 70 or anyone with the specified underlying health conditions. 

Keeping children safe in their home should limit the chance of the virus spreading and protect those vulnerable to more serious illness as a result of the virus. Parents/carers should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should ensure that children remain at least 2m apart where possible and that gatherings are avoided. Play areas across the County have now been closed and should not be attended. If your child is not in an emergency childcare setting please keep them safe at home during the day and in the evenings. This is essential to ensure the safety of your family, friends and neighbours and to limit and slow down the spread of the virus 

If your child receives free school meals, this will continue. In Rhondda Cynon Taf, all children eligible to free school meals will access this from their nearest primary school on a daily basis between 11am and 12pm. This has to be applied for on-line using the e-forms on the Council website. 

3. What is the latest advice on key or essential workers? 

A list of categories of critical workers has been published on the Welsh Government website. Places in schools and childcare will be highly limited and only particularly vulnerable children and the children of critical/essential workers whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response should be attending during this time. 

If you are classed as a critical or essential worker but are able to perform the critical parts of your job effectively when working from home, then you should do so. 

Even for critical or essential workers, provision will only be made in schools or other settings where there is no safe alternative for your family. 

4. I’m a key or essential worker but my partner isn’t. What should we do?   

If one parent is a critical or essential worker but the other parent is not then the other parent should provide safe alternative arrangements at home when possible. 

5. What support is available in Rhondda Cynon Taf? 

The Council is doing everything it can to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Please refer to the Council website for further detail. These plans will now adapt and change as we respond to the latest guidance available from the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales. 

For the very latest advice, please check your local authority’s website at https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/EmergenciesSafetyandCrime/InformationforResidentsCoronavirus/CoronavirusCOVID19latestinformationandadvice.aspx and https://gov.wales/coronavirus-health-advice

 

GO TO NEWS AND DIARY SECTION FOR LATEST GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION

For information on Emergency childcare and free school meal arrangements regarding covid-19 outbreak. Please click on NEWS & DIARY SECTION ON TOP BAR OF WEBPAGE FOR GUIDANCE AND APPLICATION FORM FOR QUALIFICATION.