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GCSE Summer 2020 have your say.

Qualifications Wales launches consultation on grading for summer 2020

Qualifications Wales has published a consultation document setting out how, in the absence of exams, this year’s GCSE, AS and A level grades will be standardised across the country and how the appeals process will work.

Please click on the link below to access the information.

https://www.qualificationswales.org/english/get-involved/consultations-and-surveys/consultation-arrangements-for-summer-2020-exam-series/

Year 9 Curriculum

Should we return after the May half term holiday, Year 9 pupils will be continuing with the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Skills Challenge Certificate, Health and Fitness, PE and RE. They will also be starting their chosen Option subjects.

New Timetables will be available on SMH from Tuesday May 26th.

NPTC Final Reading List for Year 11

Hi all,

 

Hope that you are all keeping safe at these unprecedented times.

NPTC have develop a bank of Reading Materials for Y11 to access. The idea behind this is to encourage the pupils to read about the subject/s they are interested in enrolling on in September. This way they continue to build knowledge towards their future pathway.

The information can be accessed using the link below:

Recommended Reading and Research List for Y11 Students

 

Additonal resources

Oxford University have released some really good links and resources which can be accessed from home during school closures.  All links and resources enhance current learning of the curriculum and offer extra materials if you would like to learn more.  They are suitable for pupils from Year 1 up to Year 11.

https://www.jesus.ox.ac.uk/covid-19-schools-closures-activities-resources-guide.

 

 

Important Y11 – NPTC Courses Sept 2020_Update

Hi all,

 

Hope that you are all keeping safe at these unprecedented times.

NPTC have develop a bank of Reading Materials for Y11 to access. The idea behind this is to encourage the pupils to read about the subject/s they are interested in enrolling on in September. This way they continue to build knowledge towards their future pathway.

The information can be accessed using the link below:

Yr11 Recommended Reading List v2

 

 

Access to Show My Homework

You do not need SMHW login details to access work

Go to the school website

Choose Pupils Menu

Homework Calendar

Choose your yeargroup / teacher / subject

Go forward or backward on the calendar to access work.  You will not need a username or password.

There are no technical staff that can help with passwords in school.

Letter to parents regarding Coronavirus

16/3/20

Dear parents and carers,

As Headteacher of Ysgol Bae Baglan I have the interests of all of our children at the heart of all decisions that we make. I continue to follow advice from Local, National and UK governments, and announcements by Public Health Wales.  I have listened to all advisory bodies and although school closure remains a possibility for the future, all advice right now is to remain open.  We have no confirmed cases.

Some parents have made the decision to keep their children at home because of concerns about family health conditions.  In some cases, this is not in line with advice from Public Health Wales or government guidance, but I respect parents’ decisions.  When parents’ decisions are in line with WG guidance then we will authorise absence, this includes when pupils have a new persistent cough or high temperature.  Absences which do not follow government guidance are being recorded, coding and authorisation of these will be discussed with the Local Authority.

We have taken steps to reduce risk to pupils.  We have stopped all school trips, sports fixtures and parents’ evenings.  We have closed the school to public bookings out of school hours, we have cancelled school assemblies and stopped the use of our meeting rooms by outside agencies and governors.  We have stopped the use of biometric readers and toilet areas are being continually checked and soap replenished. Teachers have spoken to pupils about hand washing and where possible this is being demonstrated in class. We will constantly review these measures and respond to any advice.

In preparation for any future school closure, we have been discussing the preparation of schoolwork as advised by Kirsty Williams the Minister for Education.  We are working on ways of publishing this work and will give details in the near future.

We have had a large increase in email correspondence and telephone calls at school.  In response, all correspondence will be through publishing regular letters home where I will try and answer as many questions as possible.  These will appear on the school website, Twitter and Facebook.

 

Yours faithfully

Mr R. Rees

Headteacher