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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 (27 September–3 October 2020) is Week A.

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gwaith tîm – team work

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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.

Revised School Arrival Times

Revised School Arrival Times

To assist with reducing large groups of pupils and students, please note the following temporary revised morning arrival times from Monday 14 Sep 20:

Years 7 and 8 and 6th Form – 08:25 to 08:40

Years 9, 10 and 11 – 08:45 to 09:00

It is appreciated that not all pupils and students will be able to arrive in accordance to these times, and bus timings will not change; but please, where possible, adjust arrival times accordingly.  There is no change to the timings for the end of the school day.

School Risk Assessment and School 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 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.

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

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.

Thursday September 3rd 2020 : Update on our Vocational Courses and Partnership with Green Links Community Interest Company

Please see the statement released by Green Links below. We will be emailing all the parents and carers of pupils who have opted for vocational options by the end of Friday 4th September.

Statement sent to Pembrokeshire County Council and Ysgol Harri Tudur by Green Links CIC in July 2020

Regrettably Green Links CIC is no longer in a position to continue working with children and young people. This is because of an unexpected increase in financial running costs for the academic year 2020/21. Green Links has always taken a responsible approach to its finances and how they impact on our delivery and in the current economic conditions including the threat of Covid - 19 we would not be able to provide the service that pupils require and deserve. Therefore after discussions with Ysgol Harri Tudur and the Local Authority we have decided that it is in everyones best interest that Green Links stops working with children and young people now, in order to allow as much time as possible for planning and preparation for the new academic year in September to take place. Discussions between the school and Green Links on how we can assist in these matters have already begun and we will support the school in ensuring that any disruption to pupils education is minimal.

We have no doubt that others will step up to fill our shoes and continue to offer educational opportunities for all children and young people from the Ysgol Harri Tudur school community. Green Links would like to thank the school and all our students, both past and present, for their involvement and support over the last 12 years and we wish everyone the very best for their future.

Wednesday 02 September
Welcoming Year 7

Dear Parents/Carers/Guardians and our new Year 7,

We are very much looking forward to welcoming Year 7 to Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School tomorrow, Thursday September 3rd. We hope that they are excited, although we know that some will be nervous and apprehensive. Please share this email with your son/daughter.

Initially, until October half term, we are asking that all pupils do not arrive before 8.25am. We hope to be able to revert to our 8am opening time and breakfast club in due course. Parents are welcome to accompany pupils as far as our reception gate. Year 7 will be met outside by our staff and guided through our hand-washing facilities to our pupil entrance. Staff will supervise the lining up of our new Year 7 into their Skills class and they will spend Period 1 with their skills teacher. During this session, pupils will be informed about how the school day runs, lockers, timetables and equipment. Pupils will follow their timetable for Periods 2-5. Break 1 is at 10:15 -10:45 and Break 2 is at 12:45 – 1:15. Pupils will finish at 3:15pm and will leave the site after the end of day bell.

Year 7 will be in school tomorrow without years 8-11, the Sixth Form have their enrolment tomorrow and will be assisting Year 7 for part of the day.

We appreciate and understand that it will take a number of days for Year 7 to get into school routines, especially given the start at secondary school and following almost six months of non-formal schooling, due to covid -19.

Pupils are not allowed to use their mobile phones, which are brought to school at their own risk, inside the building. Please avoid calling/texting pupils whilst they are in lessons. A message can be given to a pupil via reception.

We will advise you in due course who your child's mentor is and how you may contact them. This is the member of staff whom you should contact in the first instance. Mrs Stephanie Martin is the Key Stage 3 co-ordinator and has overall leadership responsibility for Year 7. She can be contacted on smartin@yht.wales.

We will keep you all up to date with information via our main school website:

www.yht.wales

and also on the transition website:

www.https://sites.google.com/yht.wales/yht-yr6transition2020/welcome

The main school website has been updated regularly for the last six months with information, news and guidance, including that relating to uniform and transport. The transition website was implemented to support the primary transition days and implemented in June.

We also send information out by email and may occasionally use text messages. We try to keep paper communication to as little as possible. Please let us know if your telephone number or your email address should change, to ensure that we are able to continue ensuring that you receive information.

We are also sending you the updated general back to school information email that was emailed to Year 8-11 and Sixth form parents last week and at the end of the Summer Term. If this is duplication, as you already have children in other year groups, please treat it as read.

With all best wishes

Mrs Kite

Wednesday 02 September
Pembrokeshire County Council Secondary School Pre-Order Service

Secondary School Pre-Order Service

Pupils will have the option to pre-order their food for collection at break or lunch time using the new Vine Pre-Order Service

  • Order online through any PC, laptop or mobile device
  • Orders will be charged to the pupil’s Cashless meal account
  • Orders placed between 5pm – 9am the following morning will be available for collection later that day
  • No need to queue for food in the canteen
  • Pupils will need to present their Cashless card as proof of ID when collecting their order
  • Pre Order here (Available from 02/09/2020)

Cashless Catering – COVID 19

Pembrokeshire County Council’s Catering Service have considered the safest and most appropriate way of providing meals to pupils using Cashless Catering. The following measures will apply in all secondary schools:

  • The Biometric (fingerprint) payment option will be withdrawn until further notice
  • Pupils who currently use the Biometric option and therefore do not have Cashless cards will be provided with a new card at the school.
  • Any pupils who have lost/damaged their Cashless cards can request a new one from the school canteen
  • Any staff wishing to purchase food will also need to request a Cashless card
  • No cash will be accepted in schools.
  • Coin-loader machines in schools will only be used to check balances by scanning the Cashless cards.
  • Meal accounts can be topped up online through My Account or by phoning the Council Contact Centre on 01437 764551
  • To request a meal account number, or for any further information, please email cashless.catering@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
 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.

Pembrokeshire County Council

Important School Transport Information

Please find attached the school transport routes to Ysgol Harri Tudur for this academic year 2020-21. Please note, due to reduced capacity on the buses it will not be possible to provide transport for non-eligible pupils from Monkton and Lamphey who normally pay a fare to travel. 

In line with School Transport Operational Guidance for September 2020, it will be compulsory for all secondary pupils to wear face masks whilst travelling on school transport.

Friday 28 August 2020 | Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School
September 2020 - UPDATED INFORMATION

Please be aware that from the 1st September – 11th September, there will be a phased return, with all year groups having returned to school by 9th September, earlier than the statutory Welsh Government date of 14th September.

Tuesday 1st September

Pembrokeshire County Council Staff Planning day

Wednesday 2nd September

Pembrokeshire County Council Staff Planning day

Thursday 3rd September

Year 7, 12 + 13

Friday 4th September

Year 7, 11, 12 + 13 to 1:30 pm

Monday 7th September

Year 7, 10, 11, 12 + 13

Tuesday 8th September

Year 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 + 13

Wednesday 9th September

Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 + 13

Thursday 10th September

All Year groups

Friday 11th September

All Year groups to 1:30pm

Monday 14th September

All Year groups

  • School starts at 8:45 am prompt. We are asking that for the first couple of weeks of term that pupils do not arrive earlier than 8:30am. We hope to be able to return to our previous opening time of 8am in due course.
  • There will be no breakfast club initially – we will advise when this will start again, hopefully before half term.
  • Pupils will go straight to their period 1 lesson, where the first part of the lesson will cover the usual pastoral start to the day. Timetables will be available on the School Gateway from September 1st.
  • Full School Uniform is expected, including our compulsory items. Please note that trainers of any colour are not permitted, footwear should be black polishable shoes. Please respectfully note that black trousers should not be jeans, joggers, leggings, jeggings or chinos. Please see https://www.ysgolharritudur.cymru/school-uniform.php
  • All secondary aged pupils, students and staff are required to wear a face covering whilst in communal areas or corridors from September 1st.

We will also be offering additional outdoor sports to Year 8 and Year 9 on the following days, we will confirm the details/times and further information regarding this by Wednesday 2nd September.

Friday 4th September

Year 9

Monday 7th September

Year 8

Tuesday 8th September

Year 8

Useful dates

October Half term is from Monday 19th October – Friday 30th October inclusive.

INSET Days for 2020-2021 are:-

1

2

3

4

5

6

Monday

16th

November

2020

Monday

4th

January

2021

Monday

12th

April

2021

Monday

7th

June

2021

Monday

19th

July

2021

Tuesday

20th

July

2021

Friday Enrichment


Please note that there will be no Friday enrichment on Friday 4th September or Friday 11th September. Enrichment will begin once again at 1.30pm until 3.15pm on Friday 18th September, although we will advise what activities we will be able to offer in early September.

Ongoing Coronavirus Precautionary and Operational Measures

  • All pupils, students and staff will be asked to continue to wash their hands regularly, including on their arrival at school each day.
  • At the time of writing, staff and adult visitors will be required to socially distance in September.
  • All pupils students and staff will be advised to continue to use the hand sanitiser stations placed in every classroom, although if pupils wish to bring their own particular brand, that’s fine.
  • Pupils, students and staff are welcome to wear their own masks (operating hand hygiene measures around this) if they wish.
  • At the time of writing, pupils and students who use school transport are required to wear face masks on journeys to and from school.
  • Parents are encouraged to bring children to school themselves if they are able.
  • Parents are asked not to send children to school who have coronavirus symptoms and to please let us know, via Reception, if anyone in the household has symptoms or indeed a positive test result.
  • Secondary schools are different to primary schools in many ways but we have large year groups (between 230 and 235 pupils in each year group) and therefore we are reducing the number of pupils in our communal areas and limiting movement around our building ,also creating staggered break times throughout the day for different year groups. We are creating additional indoor spaces for pupils at break time but will be encouraging everyone to be in the fresh air. Pupils will be in their classes and teaching groups as per their new timetables. Our school building will have an ongoing one way system.
  • We will not be having any large ‘mass’ gatherings of pupils / staff until half term or until further advice is available.
  • We will continue to ensure that toilets are cleaned after every use in the new academic year.
  • Please be aware that whilst we do not want to have to close or lock down again either some year groups or the school as a whole, we are also planning for further contingencies in the event of a local or national direction.

We look forward to seeing your children in September, please stay safe and take care.

Friday 28 August 2020 | Return To School Information

Dear Parents,Guardians and Carers,

In accordance with Welsh Government and Local Authority advice Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School has conducted a comprehensive Covid-19 Risk Assessment and put in place a range of measures to mitigate Covid-19, these include;

  • a school wide one way system
  • hand washing facilities before entering school
  • hand sanitiser points in every classroom and office
  • an amended cleaning programme to include cleaning every time a pupil uses the toilet
  • adjusted classroom layouts to assist teaching staff and limit risk to pupils and teaching staff
  • a designated Isolation Room and Isolation Toilet if anyone within school shows covid symptoms
  • a revised school day programme to keep year groups apart and limit contact and movement
  • PPE is available for those staff whose job requires closer engagement with pupils
  • reducing numbers of pupils on break times at any given time
  • a pre order facility for food ( more information to follow)
  • Retention of the 2m social distancing requirement for staff and staff to pupils.

It remains the case that any pupil or member of staff who wishes to can wear their own face covering at all times within school; However, from September 1st 2020, all secondary aged pupils, students and staff will be required to wear face coverings in communal areas and corridors. Please can you ensure that your child/ren have a face covering for their return.

We will continue to provide you with regular updates as and when required.

With kind regards,

Mrs Kite, Headteacher

GCSE Results

At Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School , the Headteacher Mrs Kite , The Governing Body and all staff would like to congratulate all of their Year 11 pupils as they collect their GCSE results.

Mrs Kite said, ’’We are tremendously proud of all of our Year 11 pupils in these unprecedented times, most especially during what was an unexpected and abrupt end to their compulsory schooling, with many of the final year 11 rituals taken away from them. All of our pupils are unique individuals and we hope that their centre assessed GCSE results reflect their pre covid effort and attainment. Almost all of our Year 11 cohort have achieved a set of results which will enable them to take up their places in the Sixth Form, at colleges, apprenticeships or employment. We congratulate them all today, wishing them all the very best of luck for the next part of their academic journey with our very best wishes for their sustained and future success.’’

 A Level Results

Ysgol Harri Tudur/ Henry Tudor School are tremendously proud of all of their Year 13 students in these unprecedented times and what was an unexpected and abrupt end to their schooling due to the closure of schools in March 2020. Almost all of our Year 13 cohort have achieved a set of results which will enable them to take up their places at universities in England and Wales. These results are very well deserved. 

We send our congratulations to them all and wish every single student all the very best of luck and send them off to the next part of their academic journey with our very best wishes for their sustained and future success. 

Minister for Education Press Release 

PRESS RELEASE

Minister for Education guarantees that a learner’s final A Level grade cannot be lower than their AS grade

I am confident that the system overseen by Qualifications Wales (QW) and WJEC, in response to the current emergency, is fair for students and robust in what it measures and signals to employers and universities.

I am confident that the system overseen by Qualifications Wales (QW) and WJEC, in response to the current emergency, is fair for students and robust in what it measures and signals to employers and universities.

However, governments in other parts of the United Kingdom have introduced changes to their systems and we must make sure that these alterations do not disadvantage Welsh students.

Students in Wales, and prospective employers and universities across the UK, can be assured that their A Level grades reflect their work and externally assessed exams.

Almost half the final grade comes from AS Level exams – this is not the situation elsewhere.

Therefore in building on that completed work, I am giving a guarantee that a learner’s final A Level grade cannot be lower than their AS grade. If a student receives a final grade tomorrow that is below that of their previous AS grade, then a revised grade will be issued automatically by WJEC.

This will mean – and I have received assurances from UCAS and universities – that students can speak with confidence to their prospective universities regarding their A Level grades.

OFQUAL are yet to publish the details of the new appeals process following the English Government’s announcement. I have asked Qualifications Wales, working with the WJEC, to work closely with the qualifications bodies of the other UK nations as they develop their plans. I will be asking Qualifications Wales to move forward quickly on relevant adjustments to a Welsh appeals process as soon as these plans are clearer, in order to ensure Welsh students are not disadvantaged.

I am confirming today that all appeals will be free for Welsh students, to ensure there is no financial barrier to ensure learners feel their exam grades are fair.

Link to press release here

Qualifications Wales

Summer 2020 Results Information Pack

Revised Term Dates

Please see attached revised term date calendars for 2020 - 2021.

Please note that in addition to the designated staff training closure days shown for 2020 - 2021, there are additional INSET days. This is the full list of INSET days:

1

2

3

4

5

6

Monday

16th

November

2020

Monday

4th

January

2021

Monday

12th

April

2021

Monday

7th

June

2021

Monday

19th

July

2021

Tuesday

20th

July

2021

Many thanks and sincere gratitude to the Facilities Team, Richard, Mark and Lee, who have continued to work throughout the period whilst the school has been closed. Not only have they reconfigured the school to provide a safe environment for pupils and staff alike within the current Covid-19 challenge, they have used the time to paint and clean both inside and outside of the school. Great work team, thank you.

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 ......

Pembrokeshire Pupil Development Grant Plus

Pembrokeshire PDG Plus is a Pembrokeshire County Council scheme to help parents in difficult circumstances with school uniforms.

From April 2019, Pembrokeshire CC will offer a grant to families facing ‘exceptional circumstances’ to support school uniform and school equipment costs.

PDG plus is available for any school-age child - your child does not have to be entitled to free school meals.

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

Back To School

Please see attached information provided by SUSTRANS with regard to walking and cycling to school

Pembrokeshire County Council - Road Safety Officer Transition Booklet for Year 6 Pupils - to use when thinking of travelling to their new secondary school in September.

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.

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

TYP

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:

aandrews@yht.wales

Sue Beasley Assistant, ALNCO: 

sbeasley@yht.wales

Neil Truman, Head of the LRC: 

ntruman@yht.wales

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/

DRAMA ACTIVITIES TO DO AT HOME 
Drama

Accessing School Counselling & National Counselling Support During This Difficult Period

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