To our whole Milford Haven School family,
Many of you will have seen the announcement by the Minister for Education in Wales today that schools will re-open on Monday June 29th 2020. There were some key points highlighted in today’s announcement, and although schools will be re-opening at the end of the month we will by no means be returning to normal.
For those children that need to access the Hub Schools between now and June 29th, they will continue to operate as they have been.
MHS will be open to all pupils from June 29th, but this will be a phased approach so pupils will be attending for limited periods of time during the week. This is so we have a maximum of one third of the student body in school at any given time.
The Summer Term has been extended by one week to now end July 27th 2020. In relation to this decision the Autumn half term has been extended from one to two weeks.
If you decide not to send your children back to school when we reopen you will not be fined, we understand that we are all in unique family circumstances and that as parents and carers you will individually decide what is best for your children at this time. Any children that remain at home can continue with their online learning and will still have access to support from us remotely.
Virtual learning will continue for all pupils going forward, and it is expected that for some time schools in Wales will operate a blended learning environment- a mixture of home learning and in school sessions.
We have now been tasked with spending the next 3 weeks carefully planning for the return of staff and pupils and Milford Haven School. We have to plan the opening of the school very carefully to ensure that we operate as safely as possible, with social distancing and hygiene being at the forefront of our day to day working – for the children, the staff and yourselves as parents/carers. We will share the details of these plans with you as and when they develop.
Thank you for your continued support, and stay safe.