Teaching from home
Without doubt all the teachers at Bangor Independent School would sooner be in the classroom teaching our wonderful pupils. However, in order to safeguard children, parents and teachers at this unprecedented time, teaching continues through online learning. All the teachers are working hard to ensure the continuation and progression of the children’s education. The team are preparing and delivering lessons, adapting work to create engaging tasks and maintaining contact with their pupils. We are proud of how our team, children and parents have adapted and embraced this new way of learning. We look forward to seeing the children’s faces every day as we teach lessons, deliver learning and set tasks.
A letter to our parents from Mr Gash, Head of Bangor Independent School.
I am writing to provide clarification regarding the opening of schools in Wales, particularly as the lock-down rules are being reviewed in England. So far, there is no concrete advice for the re-opening of schools in Wales.
The Welsh Government’s response so far has been more cautious. I continue to receive information from Welsh Government and Estyn. The message is still one of continued patience and observance of the lock-down rules. The latest guidance from the Welsh Minister for Education is that before schools can open at all, the following requirements must be satisfied
with reference to the coronavirus:
1. The safety, and mental, emotional,
and physical wellbeing of students and staff.
2. Continuing contribution to the
national effort and strategy to fight spread of Covid-19
3. Having the confidence of parents,
staff and students – based on evidence and information – so that they can
4. Ability to prioritise learners at
key points, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds
5. Consistency with the Welsh
Government’s framework for decision making, to have guidance in place to
support measures such as distancing, managing attendance and wider
When schools in Wales do open up,
it is not clear how this will be done There has been a suggestion that
certain classes and age groups will be prioritised, such as year 6 and any
other groups facing exams. As soon as I know anything concrete, I will let
However, I can assure you that when BIS
does re-open, we will do so in accordance with the advice from all
relevant governing bodies, to keep all of our children safe.
In the meantime, do not hesitate to
contact me if there is anything I can help with.
Public Health Wales latest statement
Advice for Schools and Educational Setting