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At Llantwit Major School, we firmly believe that people are our greatest asset.

 

We see ourselves as a school community committed to excellence, creativity and innovation. We encourage participation in a wide range of educational and life enriching activities, celebrating success in many varied ways. The ultimate aim is to help all students prepare to take maximum advantage of life long learning experiences in further education and careers, establishing themselves as responsible members of the community and beyond. By focussing on maintaining high expectations and relationships, fostering a positive ethos, providing a broad and stimulating curriculum and embedding the school at the core of the community, we aim to provide young people with a valuable and fulfilling experience of school.

 

Fiona Greville

Headteacher

 

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Reminder - the deadline for applications is 27 November. Applications are via the Vale of Glamorgan.  

 

8 January 2021 

 

Dear Parent/Guardian

 

Following the announcement by the Government today of a further period of ‘lockdown’, Llantwit Major School will remain closed for the majority of students until 29 January in the first instance, although the First Minister also said that this likely to be extended until February half term, depending on the community transmission rate of the virus.

 

This unfortunately means that students will continue to learn remotely, although I would like to emphasise that we are still able to accommodate children of critical workers and vulnerable children as outlined in my letter of 21 December.

 

We have received a number of enquiries this morning and I thought it would be best to try and summarise responses for all parents:

 

Communication: Even though the school is operating in a very different way the school is open.  Therefore please continue to contact us via phone on 01446 793301 or email llantwitmajorhs@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk.  If a pupil has a query they can also make contact with the school via google classroom or the school email.

 

Pastoral Support: All pupils will be contacted/have been contacted by the progress team for a wellbeing ‘catch up’ by 15 January.  This will continue throughout the school closure period.

 

Online Learning: We are in the process of refining our online learning programme and an updated letter outlining modifications will be sent out by Mr Kevin Francis on Monday.  In the meantime please continue to follow your week 1 timetable next week. Please remember to contact the school if you need help/support with IT devices.

 

GCSE/AS and A Level Exams: The internal assessments scheduled for the above exams between 22 February and 23 April will no longer take place.  We have not received any further communication about NEA’s or external assessments scheduled for May/June.  Therefore it is essential that Year 11, 12 & 13 pupils continue to complete all set work as this will be used for evidence to determine grades, which the school may be asked submit.  We will also attach a letter received today from Qualification Wales. 

I know that this is a very difficult time for everyone and would like to reiterate that we will endeavour to keep you updated via letter or the school website and remember that if you require any help/support we will do everything we can to provide this during these challenging times.

 

Yours faithfully 

F K Greville

Headteacher

 

 5 January 2021

 

Dear Parent/Guardian

Re: Revised New Term Arrangements 

Firstly I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year with the added hope that as the year progresses we will all return to some sort of normality.

 

Further to my letter of 21 December 2020, there have been a number of developments at a national level which have impacted on the return to school this term.

 

The revised arrangements will mean that:

  • The initial period of remote learning will be extended until Friday 15 January. Although I would like to emphasise that we are still able to accommodate pupils of critical care workers as outlined in my previous letter of 21 December.

 

I recognise that these late changes are disruptive and unsettling to everyone and ask that you continue to ensure that your child completes all tasks assigned to them and engages positively with all their subjects on google classroom. If your child is unwell and unable to complete their learning, please email the school so that we can alert subject teachers and Progress Leaders who are monitoring progress.

 

Please contact the school via 01446 793301 or llantwitmajorhs@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk if you have any queries or concerns.

 

On behalf of all staff at Llantwit Major School, please be assured that we will continue to communicate with you as soon as new information is shared with us and that we will work tirelessly to reduce the negative impact of the time missed at school.

 

As always I thank you for your continued support and encouragement.

 Yours faithfully  

F K Greville

Headteacher

 

  
21 December 2020

  

Dear Parent/Guardian  

We wish to update you with the latest information following the Welsh Government's decision for all schools in Wales to undertake a staggered return after the Christmas break.  We realise that this staggered start may be inconvenient, worrying and frustrating for many parents and young people, however, this must be considered alongside the decision to enter lockdown (Tier 4), immediately. These restrictions require the full cooperation of all, including young people, to minimise contact with others to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. 

 

Monday 4 January and Tuesday 5 January will involve remote learning for all pupils in line with the school's Blended Learning policy. Pupils will follow week 2 of their timetable. In addition, these days will be utilised in full to enable the Senior Leadership Team to review risk assessments, determine staffing availability and to establish those learners who are deemed vulnerable. These pupils will be invited into school for face-to-face provision from Wednesday 6 January 2021 onwards.   

We will also aim to accommodate pupils of critical care workers, from 6 January. We will prioritise provision for children of frontline emergency services, social care and education staff. Please email the school with the following information if you are a critical care worker and require this provision for your child.

 

Email title: Request for critical care worker

Name of child/children:

Name of parent:

Parent employment:

 

Our aim is to return to face-to-face learning as soon as possible and hopefully by the 11 January, however, we are aware that we will need to establish our staffing capacity in the New Year and consider the available information from the Welsh Government at that stage.

 

Assessment information for Years 11, 12, 13

Pupils will not be asked to undertake assessments immediately on return to school in January. A further update will be provided to pupils by the school before any assessments are re-scheduled.

 

I wish to thank you for your continued patience and support. We send you our warmest wishes for a restful and happy break.

 

Yours faithfully  

F K Greville

Headteacher

                   

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Llantwit School Academic and Achievement Awards 2020

Congratulations to the following pupils who have achieved an award this year!

 


 Llantwit Major School Resources

 

Professional Learning Plan 2019 - 2020 

School Prospectus 2018