‘Chromebooks for All’ at Milford Haven School.
We are extremely proud to announce the launch of ‘Chromebooks for All’ here at Milford Haven School. At Milford Haven School we are committed to providing the best education possible for our pupils, and we are always striving to provide the highest level of support we are able to for our school community. This includes access to both resources and technology that will support learning and develop skills useful in employment and further education.
Like other forward thinking schools, colleges and universities, we have been developing our use of virtual and online learning, and the past year has been a powerful example on how technology can aid us to continue learning in even the most challenging circumstances. With that being said, we have decided to make a huge investment in our school community by purchasing a chromebook for each and every pupil at MHS. These chromebooks will be loaned to pupils for the duration of their time with us, ensuring that every pupil has the ability to fairly access technology and resources available to support their learning.
We will be rolling out these new devices when we return after the summer holidays, starting with distribution to Year 11. This will be done gradually a year group at a time, to ensure that pupils are supported to care for the equipment properly and also be able to make the most of the devices and all of the functions they offer to support learning. Letters will be sent home to parents and carers next week to inform our families on how ‘Chromebooks for All’ will operate, and what paperwork will be required from pupils and their parents & carers in order to be issued a brand new device.
Ms Morris, Headteacher, has said, ‘We feel proud and privileged to be in a position to loan chromebooks to every pupil at MHS, aiming to be “Educating Everyone, Everywhere”. We know that technology can be an expensive investment for families, and I believe strongly that our pupils should have fair and equal access to anything that we are able to offer which nurtures learning and progression.’
Below is a copy of the PCC generic 2021/22 term dates for the County, and we just wanted to confirm the plan for the start of the Autumn Term here at MHS.
*Wednesday September 1st- INSET DAY
*Thursday September 2nd- INSET DAY
*Friday September 3rd- Years 7 and 11 only to attend
*Monday September 6th- all pupils in all year groups to attend.
Monday September 6th will be Week 1 of the school timetable.
Please note that the calendar below does not include the non directed INSET days yet to be allocated by individual schools. All INSET days will be included on the MHS school calendar when issued for the new school year. Diolch
Great news pupils of MHS, we are fundraising on Monday for our four chosen House charities. We will be holding a non-uniform day Monday 12.7.21, and all donations will be shared between some incredible local charities- Get the Boys a Lift, PATCH, Greenacres and Sandy Bear. Four extremely worthy causes we are sure you will agree, thank you in advance for your support.
Statutory Reform of Additional Learning Needs.
Following a number of important children and young people committee meetings, the Welsh Government came to the conclusion that the current Additional Learning Needs legislation was no longer fit for its intended purpose and undertook a series of reviews. As a result, it was decided to introduce new legislation to revise the way children and young people with Additional Learning Needs are supported.
As part of these changes, the six local authorities across South West Wales have been working together to develop more consistent approaches. Please find below links to Statutory Reform of Additional Learning Needs (ALN) that are taking place within Wales currently.
Factsheet – How the act will affect young people: https://gov.wales/…/aln-factsheet-how-will-the-act…
Video link, ‘Additional Learning Needs in Wales- What’s Happening?’:
A reminder that copies of all the letters we have issued this academic year can be found on the ‘Letters Home’ page of our school website. It is advisable to check this page on a regular basis to ensure that you stay up to date with school information. Link to ‘Letters Home’ website page: https://milfordhavenschool.co.uk/letters-home/
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Please take a minute to find out where the defibrillators are based across our town. According to the BHF, if a defibrillator is used within the first minute of a cardiac arrest the survival rate can be as high as 90%. ❤️


Please see below a reminder of some of the additional Enrichment opportunities currently available to pupils of MHS.

GCSE POD is a fantastic resource which Milford Haven School continues to promote amongst learners and their parents/carers.

GCSE POD holds a wealth of support for a range of subjects, with some content specific for KS3 as well as KS4. Learners are encouraged to use their MHS Google log-in to access the site and start exploring the site which could prove extremely beneficial for our KS4 learners.
Please look at the following parent site tour where you can see what is on offer: https://bit.ly/2P1hJKZ

It has come to our attention that some pupils are wearing a single layer scarf as a face covering. Single layer face coverings do not follow the WG guidance, which states that:

Face coverings should be high quality three layered as set out by the World Health Organisation, but do not need to be medical-grade face masks. Face coverings or visors are not PPE and would not prevent an individual being identified as a close contact by TTP.
Young person’s mental health toolkit from HWB.
Below is a link to the young person’s mental health toolkit from HWB, designed for 11 to 25-year-olds. Here you will find six playlists to direct you to a wide range of online resources to help you through the lockdown and beyond. In each of the playlists you’ll find self-help websites, apps, helplines, and more that are here to support your mental health and well-being.
Please remember: if you’re finding it difficult to cope, make sure you speak to someone you trust. Who this might be is different for everyone, but it might include family members or carers, a teacher, a helpline, or a doctor. How you feel is important and lots of people are here to help if you need them.

All parents and carers in all year groups have been issued login codes for our school app WEDUC, this is one of the easiest ways to keep in touch with us and stay up to date with school life.
Please contact us if you need any support getting started with the app, or have any trouble logging in, so we can help you get connected. 
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