Welcome to St David's Church in Wales Primary School
Croeso i Ysgol Gynradd yr Eglwys yng Nghymru Dewi Sant
St David's continues to be an Emergency Critical Keyworker Hub School.
Since schools were closed on March 20th, we saw four schools come together to form a new team; St Brides, Wick & Marcross, Cowbridge Comp and St David’s. The children became part of the Hub 10 family and the staff worked tirelessly to provide the emergency childcare provision that was so desperately needed. This included weekends and holidays from 7am to 7pm. It has been a pleasure and privilege to work with children from all of these settings and to see them forge new friendships.
From Monday 22nd June 2020. All children who currently use the Hub 10 provision will return to their home schools on this date in preparation for wider school reopening on Monday 29th June.
Meals will no longer be provided for the children within the Hub, and therefore we politely request that children bring a packed lunch with them when using this provision (fruit snacks will be provided). Opening times will be changed to 8.30am until 4.30pm.
The last day that St David’s School will be Hub 10 is Wednesday 24th June. It will be closed for two days in order to prepare the rooms. St Brides have kindly offered to host any children from St David’s requiring emergency childcare on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June. Parents should use the St Brides Nursery entrance.
Emergency childcare will then resume at St David’s alongside school reopening on 29th June.This has been factored in when assessing capacity. The Colwinston Childcare wraparound nursery provision will be suspended and reviewed later in the Autumn term, when staffing and room availability are no longer an issue.
From 29th June, there will be a phased return to ‘check in, catch up and prepare for summer and September,’ with the summer term extended a week until 24th July.
“As more learners return to the physical school environment, practitioners will be operating in a very different context. This will continue for the foreseeable future. We describe this as a blended learning approach – a combination of face to face learning with remote learning, focusing on the safety and mental, emotional and physical well-being of learners and staff.”
We will adopt the principles of ‘social distancing’ whereby all those within the education setting would attempt to maintain a 2m distance at all times.
Classes will be split into "Bubbles" with staggered starts, lessons and breaks, with at most, a third of pupils present at any one time. This could be achieved by dividing pupils into groups, with each group attending 1 session a week over the 4 week period. No more than 8 pupils will attend from each class.
Risk assessment links are to the left, as well as the QR code to the Vale of Glamorgan Council App. This provides further information about all the guidance and how to access support.