NEW - School arrangmements for children of key workers
The Vale Council have published some further guidance for parents who are employed in key worker roles.
The Welsh Government’s Education Minister has confirmed that all schools in Wales are set to close by Friday as the two-week Easter Break has been brought forward. This includes state and private schools, as well as nurseries.
You can read the statement from Welsh Government’s Education Minister here: https://media.service.gov.wales/news/school-closures
The Welsh Government has published advice for parents and pupils on what the role of schools will be from next week.
The Local Authority have a live website which informs residents which schools are closed.
The Vale Council have today (20th March 2020) provided guidance to all schools in the Vale of Glamorgan on how to operate from Monday 23 March and in the absence of any information from Welsh Government on how they define key workers we have advised schools to follow the UK Government advice.
All schools in the Vale are today working hard to put arrangements in place to allow the children of key workers, those that are vulnerable.
Advise from the Council do not send your children to school unless you really need to.
Schools will be contacting all parents directly.
Support for families receiving free school meals
The Welsh Government is providing up to £7m of additional funding to councils so that they can help families of pupils who rely on free school meals, but are unable to receive them due to school closures.
Councils across Wales are making temporary arrangements which include setting up collection facilities in schools, delivering food, or providing vouchers from local food retailers.
In the Prime Minister’s statement today, he confirmed that GCSE and A Level exams will not take place As scheduled. This is the case across the UK and plans are being considered on how exams can be taken at a future date or how qualifications will be agreed that will cause the minimum level of disruption to pupils and teachers.