Coronavirus Updates - Support for Primary and Secondary Children

Last updated Wednesday 22 April 2020 at 08:00

Support for primary aged children

Eligible parents/carers will be able to take their primary aged children to one of the following schools:

  • Blaenavon Heritage Primary School, Middle Coed Cae Road, Blaenavon, NP4 9AW
  • George Street Primary School, Wainfelin Road, Pontypool, NP4 6BX
  • Llantarnam Primary School, Llantarnam Road, Cwmbran, NP44 3XB
  • Blenheim Primary School, Blenheim Road, St Dials, Cwmbran, NP44 4SZ 

Eligible parents of mainstream school children who are currently in Reception to Year 6, can come to whichever one of these schools is nearest their home in Torfaen.

You should not bring any child children who, based on government advice, should be self-isolating or socially distancing.

Support for secondary aged children

Eligible parents/carers will be able to take their secondary aged children (pupils currently in year 7, 8, 9 and 10) to:

  • Croesyceiliog Secondary School, Woodland Road, Croesyceiliog, NP44 2YB

Eligibility for primary and secondary support

Information on key worker eligibility is available here.

Register for support for primary and secondary aged children

You will be able to book a place for this provision on a weekly basis, and we will publish new booking forms every Tuesday for the following week. The Key Worker Childcare Request (during the Coronavirus pandemic) form for 27th April - 3rd May can be found here. Capacity at the sites is limited so please be aware that if your chosen school site is full when you arrive you may be directed to an alternative site. 

Please note:

  • The schools will be open from 8 am and will close at 6 pm, 7 days a week
  • Parents / carers must bring official photographic identification, NHS ID badge, or a letter from their employer with them to initially register their children and every day when they drop their children off – failure to do so will mean we will not be able to accept your children that day
  • You will be asked to complete an initial registration for every child when you first attend a provsion where we will ask you to share information with us that will ensure we can keep your child safe. Please be aware this process may take some time but you will only to do it once
  • You will be asked to nominate a minimum of two people who can pick your child up – in case you cannot. Please ensure anyone you nominate has photographic identification that is government issued like a driving license or a passport, warrant card, NHS photo id
  • Children will not need to bring food with them unless they have specialist dietary requirements – free breakfast, lunch and snacks will be available
  • You will need to bring your child to school yourself as pupil transport will not be available for these sites
  • Schools will not be delivering formal learning but are operating a safe secure environment
  • Anybody with symptoms of Coronavirus – a persistent cough and/or high temperature – must not enter any of the premises we are using, and anybody that displays symptoms during the day will need to leave/be collected

Support for pupils at Crownbridge, the Pupil Referral Unit and those attending Special Needs Resource Bases in Torfaen

We intend to continue to open our specialist provision for pupils from Tuesday 24th March who are deemed to need to be offered specialist provision or who are deemed vulnerable by TCBC and who are well enough and wish to attend.  Your school will be in touch to confirm arrangements with you, including transport details and opening times. We will not be admitting any new children to these schools for the time being.

Supporting teaching and learning via on line resources

This support will come from each pupil’s individual school for the moment.

Checking on our most vulnerable children as frequently as possible

There are a wide range of children which fall into a vulnerable group category. School staff and other key partners will work together to ensure our most vulnerable children are contacted so that we know that they are safe and well during this challenging time. 

Preparing Information for GCSE, AS and A level qualifications

Our secondary schools are awaiting key information from Qualifications Wales to instruct teachers on how they will go about determining GCSE, AS and A level grades. The details of this have not been shared to date.

Last Modified: 28/04/2020
For more information contact:

Call Torfaen

Tel: 01495 762200

Email: your.call@torfaen.gov.uk

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