Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School is a mixed 11-18 comprehensive school situated in South Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Opened in September 2018, our new build is a £38 million pound Twenty First Century Schools development which aims to provide all pupils and students with a comprehensive and stimulating educational experience.

We operate a two-week timetable. This week (18–24 April 2021) is Week A.

Word of the Week

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Welsh Phrase of the Week

unigryw – unique

Theme of the Week


Updated - Lateral Flow Test Advice and Information
Staff and pupils who consent to undertake the Lateral Flow Test will, along with the test kits, receive a booklet providing clear instructions as to how to conduct the test. The information can also be found on the following web page;

The instructions and LFT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are attached (English and Welsh).

Note the link to enable consent to be given will be provided today (Wednesday 17 March).

Lateral Flow Test Consent Form

Please click on the link below to complete the Lateral Flow Test Consent Form for Ysgol Harri Tudur  pupils in year 10,11,12 & 13.

Ysgol Harri Tudur LFT Consent Form

NHS Test, Trace, Protect: COVID-19 Rapid Lateral Flow Self-Test for Pupils/Students
Year 10, 11, 12 & 13
March 2021
Updated School Covid Risk Assessment and Covid Operating Instructions

The Ysgol Harri Tudor/Henry Tudor School Risk Assessment and School Covid Operating Instructions are subject to ongoing review. Please note in particular that;

Any staff member or pupil/student who has possible symptoms of COVID-19 must not attend school but must remain home and self-isolate, arrange a COVID-19 test and notify the school of this. The key symptoms are;

  • onset of a new continuous cough,
  • high temperature (fever),
  • loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).

Additionally, any family/household member or any member of staff or pupil/student who displays possible symptoms of COVID-19 then the staff member or pupil/student must not attend school but must remain at home and commence a period of household isolation. Again the school should be notified of this.

Wednesday March 10th 2021 : Face coverings

All pupils, students and staff must wear face coverings at all times in all areas of the building. This includes in classrooms where social distancing will not be possible. The  exceptions to this rule apply whilst eating and whilst outside. Pupils and students should  make all attempts to socially distance whilst outside, unless all parties are wearing face  coverings. Parents who wish to ask for medical exemption for their child, should do so here  via our Google Form forms.gle/HNB8hWoL66KbANLi6

We will be issuing all pupils and students with the WG approved reusable and washable face covering on their return to school. We can only supply one of these to each pupil and student. Pupils and students will still be able to use their own face covering if they wish.

School Return from March 15th / Everyone Helping to Keep Everyone Safe

Monday 8th March 2021 : Brief FAQ's from Welsh Government

Return to school and College Arrangements

What is the latest position regarding learners returning to school during the 2020 to 2021 spring term?

The Minister for Education announced on 5 February that schools will begin a phased return for foundation phase learners, from 22 February. We have also announced that from 15 March, all remaining primary school children will be able to be back learning onsite. From that date, we will also enable learners in qualifications  years, and more learners in colleges and training to return to onsite learning. There will also be flexibility for some learners in year 10 and 12 to return. This is of course, subject to Covid-19 evidence continuing to move in the right direction.

However, we are concerned about the amount of time learners have been away from school. This is why from 15 March secondary schools will now have the flexibility to provide learners in years 7, 8 and 9 with the opportunity of a check-in focused on support for wellbeing and readiness for a return to their onsite learning after Easter.

We have also signalled that it is our intention to enable all learners to be back learning on-site after Easter.

As has been the case, children of critical workers and vulnerable learners will continue to receive face to face learning on the school site, and Special schools and PRUs will continue to remain open where possible.

Can children mix in their school bubbles outside school?

No, out of school restrictions identical to those ‘stay at home’ requirements imposed on the general population, must be applied rigorously. Contact groups ('school bubbles') only apply within the school setting.

What measures are in place to ensure schools are safe for those learners and staff?

Following discussions with our union colleagues and local authority and further education partners, we are introducing a number of additional measures to provide staff with an added level of assurance for their safe return to face to face teaching.

In light of the latest TAG briefing, we will be introducing an additional mitigating measure which will advocate the use of face coverings by primary and secondary school staff, and secondary school learners, anywhere on the school site, including in the classroom where social distancing cannot be maintained.

To support this, we are providing an additional £5 million to schools, colleges and local authorities for new face coverings and to invest further in items they need to keep their premises safe.

As part of the preparations for foundation phase learners returning to school premises from 22 February, schools will need to review their risk assessments to ensure that appropriate mitigations are in place to ensure  the school learning environment remains as COVID-safe as possible for the increased number of learners, in line with published guidance.

Will schools remain open to vulnerable learners?

Schools and colleges will remain open for vulnerable learners, as well as for learners who need to complete essential exams or assessments. Children of critical workers can also continue to attend school.

Should schools and colleges be holding parents’ evenings and open evenings?

Due to the current social distancing measures, we recommend that traditional parents’ evenings (that is where parents come into school to meet their child’s teachers and discuss progress, with or without the child present) and face to face open evenings do not take place for the time being. Schools and colleges should still ensure they are available to discuss any concerns parents may have, and engage with parents via other means, such as by email, on the telephone or through school apps, where appropriate. Where a discussion with a parent cannot take place via these routes and face to face contact is considered necessary then appropriate measures would need to be put in place, including social distancing of 2 metres.

In relation to open evening schools and colleges may wish to consider holding such events virtually.

Is social distancing in classrooms required?

There are no limits set on the number of children per classroom.

The overarching principle set out in our operational guidance still stands, which is to reduce the number of contacts between learners and staff and to social distance as far as practicable.

Provision of drinking water in schools

Section 5 of the Healthy Eating in Schools (Wales) Measure 2009 places a duty on local authorities to ensure that drinking water is available, free of charge, on the premises of any maintained school. This duty still applies. Pupils should be encouraged to bring their own refillable bottles of drinking water with them but, water should still be provided for those who have not done so or who require a re-fill. If pupils cannot access water coolers or drinking fountains, jugs of water can be provided, with a nominated member of staff pouring water for pupils who require it.

What happens if there is a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in my child’s school or setting?

A positive test on site does not require closure of that site. The process of testing and contact tracing is part of the ‘new normal’ and where schools and settings follow these guidelines carefully, there is no cause for alarm.

If there are multiple cases of COVID-19 in a school then experts from across the NHS and local government will work together to prevent ongoing transmission within the school. This will involve identifying those exposed any child or staff member who is at increased risk and provide tailored infection control advice. Advice based on the assessment of each individual situation will be provided to support the school in preventing further spread.

The process will be handled sensitively and in confidence.

Further information and questions and answers about Test, Trace, Protect can be found on the Welsh Government website.

Face coverings

What is the current policy on face coverings?

If during this time of limited attendance social distancing cannot be maintained, particularly with the youngest learners, face coverings should be worn anywhere on the school estate, including in the classroom by staff at primary and secondary schools and secondary school learners.

The exception is at mealtimes and when they are outside, unless the school risk assessment indicates that additional measures are needed, for example on a school yard where there are a large number of learners in a relatively small space without separation of contact groups (such as when waiting to enter school).

Face coverings should also be worn by pupils in year 7 and above on dedicated school transport.

Visitors to the school or setting should use a face covering, including parents when dropping off and picking up learners.

Monday 01 March 2021 | School Uniform

Uniform Letter March 2021Uniform MAR 2021

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Tuesday 02 February | Year 10 Exams Update

The youngest children in Wales could begin returning to school after the February half term, if rates of coronavirus continue to fall, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced today.

The First Minister confirmed the alert level four lockdown restrictions will remain in place in Wales for the next three weeks, following a review of the measures. He will also provide more details of a £200m package to top-up support for businesses.

Rates of coronavirus across Wales have fallen below 200 cases per 100,000 people for the first time since early November. And every day, thousands more people receive their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine – the latest figures show almost 11% of the population have been vaccinated.

The return to primary school will be planned in a phased and flexible way from 22 February, if the public health situation continues to improve. Students studying vocational qualifications will also be among those prioritised for the phased return to colleges.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said:

“We are making steady progress in bringing coronavirus under control once again. Every day, the vaccination programme is speeding up as more people are vaccinated and more clinics open. Each vaccine is another small victory against the virus.

“We’ve seen a really welcome fall in cases of the virus all over Wales, but they are still too high and the NHS continues to be under intense pressure.

“We need to keep the lockdown restrictions in place for a little while longer to help us bring rates of the virus down further. If we can do this, we will create the headroom we need to get children back to school after half term – starting with the youngest at primary schools

“We will work with teachers, colleges, local authorities to plan for the safe return of children to school over the next couple of weeks and keep parents updated.”

Two small changes will be made to the current alert level four restrictions:

  • A maximum of two people from different households will be able to exercise outdoors together, as long as they maintain social distancing. This must involve exercise starting from and finishing from home – driving for exercise to beauty spots should still not take place.
  • If a support bubble arrangement has broken down, a new one can be formed as long as there is gap of 10 days before doing so.

These changes will come into effect on Saturday 30 January 2021.

The First Minister added:

“I hope these two very small and cautious steps will be the first towards a time when we can all live with fewer restrictions on our lives and without fear of this terrible virus.”

The further £200m support for non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses will help firms with operational costs, and brings the package of business support provided through the Economic Resilience Fund since December to £650m.

Businesses with a rateable value of up to £500,000 will receive support payments of between £3,000 and £5,000.

Economy Minister Ken Skates will provide further details later today.

In alert level four lockdown, everyone must:

  • Stay at home.
  • Work from home if they can.
  • Keep a 2m distance from others.
  • Wear a face covering in all indoor public places.
  • Not meet anyone not in your immediate household or support bubble.
The Education Welfare Service (EWS) are undertaking ‘Welfare Walkabouts’


This is to inform and identify any pupils who should be at home with online learning or exercising alone/in their bubble, but are seen in large groups.

We hope the public will be reassured PCC are undertaking a publicly visible presence when walking around areas such as the skate park in Haverfordwest or Milford marina for example, when approaching young people or when walking along the street. 

Hi-vis jackets for easy identification are on order.

The Police are aware of this approach and supportive of our efforts.


If a young person/child is approached, the Education Welfare Officer’s (EWO’s) will be in pairs and will identify themselves as a Local Authority officer. They will ask why they are out and about, if they have any problems at school for example with lack of equipment and will pass over their details should a parent want to ensure the officer was acting appropriately. 

If there are any queries from the public they should phone through to the Education Welfare Service on 01437 775022 or through the Contact Centre 01437 764551. 

Many thanks for your support.

Education Welfare Service

Digital Website Notice

Additional Learning Resources : Friday January 8th 2021
A comprehensive list of supporting additional resources and websites for pupils, arranged by Year groups, is available on our digital learning website:
Availability of Writing Material

Please note that exercise books and writing items are available from Reception if pupils need them. Please drop by and take only what you need – Reception is open 0800 to 1600 hrs daily. To help us all keep safe, please ensure you are feeling fit and healthy before coming to Reception; wash hands and wear a face covering before entering and only touch what you need to take.

Thursday 07 January 2021  |  Blended Learning Information for Parents/Carers

As we find ourselves in another round of Blended Learning, I would like to set out what you
can expect from the teachers at Ysgol Harri Tudur.

We will set work each day in line with the pupil’s timetabled lessons, aiming to have activities
loaded by 10am onto Google Classroom.

There will be the opportunity for pupils to contact teachers about their work. This will either
be through live “meets” or via email. Unfortunately, there are a lot of difficulties that have
been imposed on teachers when it comes to offering “live” lessons. The rules in place for
running “live” lessons are particularly challenging when you are trying to arrange a number
of sessions in a day.

It is not expected that teachers deliver hour long sessions for each timetabled lesson. There
are several reasons for this, it would be a lot to ask of our pupils, it is impossible for
households that have to share devices, and many of our teachers are themselves juggling
teaching their classes whilst home-schooling their children.

The challenge for colleagues is to produce 5 different lessons a day, that are accessible for
pupils working at home whilst continuing to make progress in their knowledge and skills.

It remains important to allow learners and families to engage when it is most appropriate for
them and their family/home circumstances. For example, there may only be one device in a
house where there is more than one child who requires access to learning or parents/carers
may have to use the device for work purposes. It is important to recognise that when a pupil
is working from home there are different pressures, it is not the same as being in school.
Wellbeing should be the priority.

I am really proud of the progress colleagues have made in delivering Blended Learning to
our pupils. However, we continually strive to improve our Blended Learning offering and as
such appreciate feedback.

Parents and carers can contact their child’s mentor if there are any issues they would like to
discuss in relation to their child’s wellbeing or academic progress, contact information can be found here.

Mr Tom Crichton

Deputy Headteacher

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Critical Worker Childcare Facility

Ysgol Harri Tudur will be operating a childcare facility for the Year 7 and Year 8 children of critical workers. The childcare facility will operate from 8:45am until 3:15pm. If you need to utilise this facility on weekdays, please contact childcarerequest@yht.wales

Wednesday 16th December 2020: Qualifications 2021

Education Minister Kirsty Williams provides further clarity on system to replace exams for general qualifications in 2021

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today (Wednesday, December 16) provided further details of how the system put in place to replace examinations for general qualifications in 2021 will work.

In November, when confirming there would be no end of year exams for learners taking GCSEs, AS levels or A levels next year, the Minister said she would establish a Design and Delivery Advisory group that would support ‘wellbeing, fairness and progression’ for learners in 2021.

The group, chaired by Geraint Rees and made up of head teachers and college leaders nominated by regional consortia, ColegauCymru and local authorities, has now presented its proposals to the Minister after working closely with both Qualifications Wales and WJEC.

The group agreed that the system needed to be fair for all learners and flexible so that learners who have had more disruption than others are not unfairly affected.

The approach will ensure that teachers can design and plan teaching, learning around assessments in a flexible way to promote learners’ wellbeing and support their needs.

The Minister has confirmed her intention is for general qualifications in Wales to be supported by a three pillar approach made up of:

  • non-examination assessments,

  • internal assessments

  • assessments that are externally set and marked.

The decision has been supported by the news that the Welsh Government is investing an additional £1.9m in education resources to support learners in years 12 and 13 in preparing for their A Level assessments.

The revision tools, available on the WJEC website, include ‘knowledge organisers’ to help with learning key facts and information, exam walk-throughs and revision guides.

The resources are in addition to £7m being provided for schools and colleges to deliver mentoring and revision support programmes for learners in exam years.

Education Minister Kirsty Williams said: “I would like to thank Geraint Rees and the group of head teachers and college leaders for working at pace to develop these recommendations and for putting equity for learners at the centre of thinking.

“What I am providing details of today is a transparent and rigorous approach to support learners as they progress to their next steps

“It ensures that universities can be confident of the abilities of students from Wales through their qualifications, and it also promotes teaching, learning and consistent assessment across Wales as we all struggle to recover in different ways from the impact coronavirus has had on education.

“I was clear that any solution must be mindful of our learners’ well-being.I am satisfied we have an approach that is fair for all learners whilst minimising disruption to learning and maintaining confidence and trust in the integrity of qualifications in Wales.”

“Alternative options would have required centres to design assessment materials, develop and test marking schemes, and then be responsible for appeals in relation to these.

“This would take time away from teaching and learning and could also lead to inconsistency for learner experiences across Wales.

“I am also confident these plans minimise the impact on teacher workload - teachers and lecturers are already under a great deal of pressure and we do not want to add to this.”

This approach confirms that the internal assessments will not begin until after the spring half term, so schools can focus entirely on teaching until then. WJEC will provide further guidance and information in January.

The Minister also confirmed that the group has agreed to continue to work together in 2021 on more detailed issues, including support for teachers and lecturers, consider how differences in disrupted learning might be recognised drawing on existing special consideration process, the appeal process and the grade outcomes process and how to engage learners throughout the year.

The Minister continued: “The Welsh Government will now work with our stakeholders to ensure as much information is shared as soon as possible.

“It’s been a long term and I hope all learners, teachers, lecturers, school and college staff take a well-deserved break over the Christmas period.

“I have said many times that I am extremely proud of the way the education family has come together in Wales to face the challenges coronavirus has presented.

“We all need to be ready to come together once again next year to deliver for our learners who have already suffered so much.”

More details on the three pillar approach

1. Non-examination assessments

These are currently managed within schools and colleges for many but not all subjects, and WJEC has already made adaptations to these. This will not change.

2. Internal assessments

There will be a broad window for internal assessment from February 22 to April 23.

Teachers and lecturers will be able to decide when and how to deliver assessments within this window, to embed it within their teaching plans, support the needs and well-being of learners and provide flexibility in case of disruption.

To ensure consistency of assessment experience and to reduce any additional demand on teachers and lecturers – assessment material will be provided from WJEC that schools/ colleges will be able to choose from.

The marking of these assessments will be undertaken by the schools and colleges, supported by guidance from WJEC and shared with WJEC to inform grade outcomes.

3. Externally set and marked assessments

The extended window for externally set and marked assessment will start on May 17 and end on June 29.

This will provide broad flexibility to enable teachers and lecturers to embed the assessments into teaching time, to be responsive to any disruption, and to support wellbeing.

Teachers and lecturers will decide how and when to deliver these assessments within the classroom so they do not create the pressure and anxiety of exams.

WJEC will provide information about the topics for the internal and external assessment to support teachers in preparing their learners for assessments

The flexible assessment windows are intended to allow for assessments to be embedded within teaching plans and to minimise disruption to learning so learners develop the skills and knowledge they need to confidently progress.

Tuesday 10th November 2020 : GCSE and A Level Examinations 2021

2020-11-10 Letter to Schools and Colleges page 12020-11-10 Letter to Schools and Colleges page 22020-11-10 Letter to Schools and Colleges Cym page 12020-11-10 Letter to Schools and Colleges Cym page 2

Parents and pupils will be provided with further information about Centre Based Outcomes as soon as possible 

Barnardo's Cymru 
Barnardo’s launches counselling and wellbeing services for families struggling with the
effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in Wales

Welsh Government 'Live Fear Free' - Firebreak Lockdown Information
Accessing Google Classroom Through PS4 or XBox
Don't Send Your Child to School if They Have Any COVID-19 Symptoms

Don't Send Your Child to School if They Have Any COVID-19 Symptoms

Keep Wales Learning - Test, Trace, Protect Information for Parents and Carers

Keep Wales Learning- Test, Trace, Protect Information for Parents

A Guide for Parents/Carers - What to do if Your Child Needs to Self-Isolate

A Guide for Parents & Carers - What to do if Your Child Needs to Self-Isolate

September 22nd 2020

Here is a very helpful video about the symptoms of coronavirus. 

22 September 2020

"Every one of us has a responsibility to make the right choices and to follow the measures, which will keep us and our loved ones safe from this infectious and harmful virus:

  • We all need to keep our distance from each other when we’re out and about
  • We need to wash our hands often
  • We need to wear a face covering in indoor public places
  • We need to stay at home if we’ve got symptoms and while we’re waiting for a test result
  • And we need to follow any restrictions that are in place locally
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Tuesday 15 September | Updated Symptomatic Pupil Action List for Parents

Please see below links to the Symptomatic Pupil Action List for Parents. 

Gweler isod y dolenni i'r Rhestr Gweithredu Disgyblion Symptomatig i Rieni

Monday 14 September 2020 

Please ensure your pupil/student has a filled water bottle with them for individual use each day.  Covid restrictions have limited how water can be provided at school.

Friday 11 September 2020 | Attendance Statistics Autumn 2020

Welsh Government is very clear about the coding for school and pupils reintegrating back to school this term.

As a school, we have reviewed our coding in line with Welsh Government guidance, which is that anyone who was not due to be in school on a particular day will be authorised absence (Code c). 

We realise for all pupils this has an impact on their attendance and be assured this will be taken into account with any school reports or discussions with parents. Please do not be discouraged as we know the vast majority of our school community work very hard to ensure when they can be in school they are in school and ready to learn.

We have asked the Local Authority to raise this with Welsh Government as a matter of urgency which they have assured us they have already done and are continuing to do so.

Drop Off and Pick Up

Parents/Guardians are requested to use the designated Drop Off and Pick Up points on the school site and not to drop off their child/ren immediately outside school Reception.  This will greatly assist traffic management and, more importantly, pupil safety.

 Friday 28 August 2020 | Update from Pembrokeshire County Council
Regarding Face Coverings
Use Of Face Coverings In Pembs. Secondary Schools

Pembrokeshire County Council will require all staff and learners in secondary schools to carry face coverings with them.

They will be expected to use them in communal areas and corridors in line with the school’s own risk assessment.

In primary school settings staff will be expected to use face coverings in communal areas and corridors, again in line with the school’s risk assessment.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, Guy Woodham, said: “Following Welsh Government advice provided on Wednesday (26th August), we would now be grateful if everyone would support these changes aimed at limiting the spread of Covid-19 and protecting everyone in the Pembrokeshire education community.

“If parents are able to provide their child with a reusable face covering that would be a great help although these will be made available for everyone at all schools and on school transport where needed.

“Together with the measures already in place in schools, these new measures will enhance the protection against the risk of Covid-19.

“We hope everyone will support this decision and help reinforce the message on the use of face coverings - especially with learners - along with the importance of social distancing and regular handwashing.”

The County Council announced earlier this week that it would be mandatory for all secondary school pupils and college students to wear face coverings while travelling on education transport.

Friday 28 August 2020 | Face Coverings

Welsh Government issued a statement regarding the use of face coverings on August 26th. The following has been agreed with the Local Authority and will apply across schools in Pembrokeshire.

•        All secondary age pupils will be expected to wear a face covering when in communal areas and corridors.

•        All secondary age pupils will be expected to wear a face covering on school transport.

•        A part of the return to school programme will include advice on how to put on and take off masks in a safe way.

•        Medical exemptions will apply.

At Ysgol Harri Tudur/ Henry Tudor School  we have additionally agreed that any pupil or staff member who chooses or wants to wear a face covering in a classroom will be allowed to do so.

Please can all parents and carers discuss this issue with their children before they return to school and explain that this measure is for their protection as much as for the protection of others. We feel the focus on return to school needs to be on catching up on teaching and learning and not on having to tackle those who fail to comply with this requirement. The design of any face covering used should be appropriate for school, ideally plain or with a simple pattern. 

If you believe that your son or daughter qualifies for a medical exemption, please get in touch with the relevant Key Stage Coordinator, with details to support this exemption. It is likely that medical evidence will be required for an exemption to be agreed.

CHILDREN AND COVID-19 : WHAT WE KNOW - Information for Teachers and Parents

CHILDREN AND COVID-19  WHAT WE KNOW Information for teachers and parents

School Colours Tie Award

The Friends of Ysgol Harri Tudur/ Henry Tudor School have generously funded the development and purchase of a school colours tie. These will be awarded to pupils and students who have shown excellence in Sport, Music or Drama or who have overcome personal difficulty to be the best that they can be. These will be awarded on a termly basis, starting in September 2020 following nomination from a member of staff and decided upon by a committee of pupils. staff , governors and Friends of Ysgol Harri Tudur/ Henry Tudor School. 

image School colours Tie

We will also shortly be making an announcement regarding awards for recognising both academic achievement and progress .....

Watch this space ......

Wednesday 24th June : Face Masks and Coverings

Please see a very useful and helpful Welsh Government guidance page regarding the use of face masks and coverings.

Mindfulness Teaching for Pupils

This approach is proving to be a successful and highly useful coping strategy for young people and adults alike. More details about mindfulness are available as PDF's below. to get in touch email mindfulness@yht.wales 

Ms R Dean has been doing some work with Jerome Flynn over the past few months, he's a patron of MiSP (Mindfulness in Schools Project) and a huge advocate of Mindfulness. Here's the link to a wellbeing webinar with Jerome that some parents might be interested in having a look at

Wednesday 24th June 2020 : Pupil FAQ's

The Pembrokeshire Youth Forum has been meeting virtually during lockdown and compiled a list of questions that they would like to ask their schools as preparations are being made for the return to the next phase, Check In, Catch up and Prepare.  Our Pupil Governor, Lewys Kettle and another of our pupils Naomi Evans, also Chair of Pembrokeshire Youth Assembly have answered these questions from their perspective. Please find these questions and our pupils' responses in the attachment below.

Health & Safety at Ysgol Harri Tudur

Covid-19 #1

Returning to School Safely

Coronavirus is still with us and we are learning to live with it. At Ysgol Harri Tudur we are putting the safety of our Pupils, Students, Staff, Parents, Governors, Visitors and the wider school community at the forefront of everything that we do, as we move into the next phase.

To help with understanding the changes that have been made to the school and how we will be operating, we will be uploading a walk though video to show the Pupils, Students and Parents what to expect when they come to school.

What changes have been put in place?

  • reduced numbers of pupils, students and staff in school at any given time
  • staggered arrival and departure times
  • social distancing requirement- currently 2m
  • 8 pupils / students in a classroom with a member of staff
  • increased signage in school reminding everyone to observe social distancing and hand washing.
  • pupil and staff individual toilets will be cleaned after every use - cleaning rotas have increased to enable this to take place.
  • external hand washing facilities
  • safe, socially distanced marked routes into school
  • designated isolation room for pupils for staff who have Coronavirus symptoms whilst at school
  • drinking water fountains will be disabled, although drinking water will be available
  • hand driers in toilet facilities have been replaced with disposable paper towels
  • cleaning throughout the school day
  • thorough cleaning at the end of each day
  • hand sanitiser stations in all classrooms
  • a one-way system in the school building

Thank you for understanding why these measures are in place.

If you want to ask about any of the measures that that have been put in place, please contact the school via: contact@yht.wales

Thank you.

Children & Young People's Wales Diabetes Network

Preventing delayed diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in children and young people. The onset of Type 1 Diabetes is a medical emergency and is fatal if untreated. 

  • View Letter from Children & Young People's Wales Diabetes Network

Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes

School Counselling Service – Pembrokeshire

The School Counselling Service – Pembrokeshire is now able to offer online and telephone counselling sessions for young people aged 10 to 19. To book a session or find out more email: amanda.griffiths@pembrokeshire.gov.uk or phone 07879694943 during working hours.

Accessing School Counselling & National Counselling Support During This Difficult Period

Top Ten Tips to Support Parents During COVID-19 Restrictions

Please find attached latest resources to support parents with child development during Covid-19

Tanyard Youth Project


Information from the Additional Needs Department 

We appreciate that during this difficult time pupils with additional needs and their parents may feel isolated and worried. The ALN team will continue to offer advice and support. If you wish to contact us please use the emails listed below.

Ann Andrews, ALNCO/Assistant Headteacher:


Sue Beasley Assistant, ALNCO: 


Neil Truman, Head of the LRC: 


Please see attached helpful booklet which was put together by colleagues in Community Family Psychology, Neurodevelopmental Team and Children’s Occupational Therapy (20th March 2020)

Operation Encompass

Supporting Children Through Key Adults. 

All schools in Pembrokeshire currently take part in a project called Operation Encompass that runs jointly between schools and Dyfed-Powys Police as a county wide initiative.

Domestic Abuse Advice and Support

Dyfed Powys Police are still offering support to people living with domestic abuse even in the midst of COVID19.

Please see the attached Help and Support document for those who are experiencing (or know someone experiencing) abuse and sexual violence during the coronavirus emergency.

Support for Parents of Pupils with ALN, Learning at Home

The attached documents are written to support parents of children with, social communication needs and learners with SpLD, to navigate the home education process and support structure and routine in the home:

School Based Youth Worker

Please find contact details of our School based youth worker on the attached PDF

Resources and Information for Parents, Carers, Schools
and Supporting Professionals During the Coronavirus

Please note: This document has been compiled by Educational and Child Psychologist’s throughout the UK. 

Young Minds Helpline

Advice Helpline for Parents

YoungMinds Parents Helpline

YoungMinds Parents Helpline is available to offer advice to parents and carers worried about a child or young person under 25.

You may have questions about a child’s behaviour, emotional wellbeing, or mental health condition. You may have a child who’s already been admitted to CAMHS and have questions about their treatment or want to know what to say to your GP when you visit them.

YoungMinds trained advisers are available to give parents help and advice, whatever the question.

Call the Parents Helpline its free Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm – available in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Phone: 0808 802 5544

Calls may be recorded for monitoring or training purposes.

Outside of the Parents Helpline hours

Out of operating hours, you can contact the Parents Helpline via YoungMinds online contact form: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-helpline/


Things to do - Recommended reads and activities

We are all understandably feeling a bit unsettled by events at the moment; one way to distract ourselves, and a proven boost to our wellbeing and mental health, as well as a great way of keeping our minds active, is to lose ourselves in a good book!

Ysgol Harri Tudur pupils and staff don't need to worry if they have books on loan from the school library – all the dates have been automatically extended until we’re back in school. Just take the time to relax and enjoy your reading!

Our Librarian, Mrs Smith, has put together some recommendations for reading-related activities, videos, author and illustrator websites, suggested good reads, etc.

Although our Library may be physically closed, Mrs Smith is happy to help with any questions regarding reading for pleasure, book recommendations, research and study skills, and print and online information sources. Just get in touch.

Tuesday March 24th : TIPS FOR FAMILIES

Please see a useful document offering tips and advice to families during this pandemic. 

PCC Inclusion Service ALN resources and Links for Parents and Schools

Useful Learning Websites

The attached is a list of reading-related websites, which have activities, videos, reviews etc.

From the Headteacher

Welcome to our school and to the new school website of Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School.

Ysgol Harri Tudur is a 1250 on roll, nine form entry 11-18 school situated between Pembroke and Pembroke Dock. It has new and enviable facilities, in a school building which opened in September 2018. We are determined to follow through our vision of excellence, achievement and success. We will be relentless in ensuring that there are no gaps in our attainment and that no student is left behind.

The Estyn inspection of November 2018 judged the school to be in need of significant improvement. We believe that on their return visit the significant changes that have been underway since the inspection after ten weeks in our new school, to ensure that our students achieve the best possible outcomes, will be evident. The systems and structures in the school have been reviewed and the way in which we do things has been changed and are always under review and monitoring. There is significant support for the school from both Pembrokeshire Local Authority and ERW (Education through Regional Working).

Our website is where we will keep you abreast of everything we think you need to know. We also use text and email to contact parents. We are moving away from any paid or pupil posted letters, and from September 2019 will post all letters, forms, etc on our website.

— Mrs Kite, Headteacher

Some highlights of our school

Teaching and Learning Facilities

Brand new top-of-the-range teaching and learning facilities

Exciting and stimulating up-to-date science labs and equipment

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Our vibrant Library is a central learning space for all, promoting reading for pleasure, enquiry-based learning and information literacy.

Dedicated sports facilities and a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities

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Talented pupils and students with a broad variety of interests (see our Roll of Honour)

Partner Organisations

Pembrokeshire Youth ServicesWelsh Local Government AssociationValeroMilitary Preparation SchoolRotary Club of PembrokeScarlets Community Logo

Pembroke Cluster of Schools

Ysgol Gelli Aur / Golden Grove SchoolLamphey SchoolYsgol Gymunedol Doc Penfro / Pembroke Dock Community SchoolPenhyn Church in Wales VC School