Dear Parents and Carers,
As we all expected, Kirsty Williams has made the decision to extend the present system of online learning for most pupils until 29th January. At that point the situation will be reviewed. We will therefore be continuing with the current school organisation until the end of January.
There will probably be a letter to parents from the Local Authority or the Welsh Assembly in the near future. For clarity, here is a section of the letter that I received from Kirsty Williams this morning:
Inevitably, we have seen a difficult start to 2021 with Wales at alert level 4, and schools moving to remote learning, due to increased transmission of the new COVID-19 strain.
The First Minister will confirm today that we will bring the decision-making on schools and colleges into line with the Welsh Government’s three-week review timetable of 29 January. This means that learners will continue to learn remotely and vulnerable children and children of critical workers will have access to on-site provision, until then.
At that point, unless the rates of community transmission in Wales reduce significantly by 29 January, most students in schools and colleges will continue working remotely until the February half term.
Please continue to take good care of yourselves and your families,