@Bishop_Llandaff

10:53 AM - 17 Jul 2021

Great work Year 9, continuing to raise awareness and support for https://t.co/gSWUxWhWfx

16:58 PM - 8 Jul 2021

Our virtual Cathedral Awards Evening is available to view following https://t.co/SkYLPEw7pA from 7.00pm tonight. We hope you will join us in recognising the outstanding work of our students

12:00 PM - 1 Jul 2021

We have been made aware of a confirmed case in Year 10. An email has been sent to all families, with further correspondence to those families of students required to self-isolate

20:52 PM - 29 Jun 2021

INSET DAY: A reminder that Friday 2nd July is a staff training day. As a result, school is closed to all students

10:00 AM - 29 Jun 2021

Retweetd From BOLHS_Year11

A massive good luck to all Year 11 students receiving their provisional GCSE results today. We’re so proud of you all. We’re sorry the usually celebrations could not go ahead this year but we hope you enjoy this Leavers Video 😊. Have a lovely summer! https://t.co/EWsGZulzQI

14:18 PM - 25 Jun 2021

Retweetd From BOLHS Transition

Thank you to all parents who attended the virtual ‘New Parent Evening’ Q&A transition event this evening. It was great to meet so many of you.

16:36 PM - 24 Jun 2021

A reminder that tomorrow, Friday 25th June is Civvies Day in aid of Show Racism The Red Card . Students are encouraged to wear red in support, and bring a £1 donation

20:43 PM - 23 Jun 2021

A reminder that all provisional general GCSE/AS/A level centre determined grades will be shared by email with students on Tuesday 29th June. All grades for non-WJEC vocational qualifications will be published on official results days in August, in line with national expectations

http://www.twitter.com/bishop_llandaff/status/1407693294507806724

14:33 PM - 23 Jun 2021

Congratulations to our Student Leadership Team for 2021-2022. We know that you will do a great job! https://t.co/aqgX6bDEWV

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Lateral Flow Testing 

The intention is that students test themselves twice per week (Sunday and Wednesday at 6.00pm). These tests should be undertaken on the same days and times each week. Testing is conducted at home, not on the school premises. Comprehensive guidance on self-testing is contained in the ‘Instructions for Use’ leaflet which will be provided with the test kit.

Tests are only to be undertaken during term time. 

Each time the test is taken, the result must be logged online at www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result. The result must be uploaded within 24 hours of the test being undertaken. The barcode on the test strip is required when submitting the test. Following completion of the form, you will receive a notification of a positive or negative result from NHS Test & Trace. You must also, separately inform us via the online form, accessed here.

 

Distance/Remote Learning
We have set up a specific page for remote learning, while nearly all students are working from home. This is designed to outline the school's approach to remote learning, underpinned by research, as well as useful documents and help for families.

For any questions related to distance learning, please contact Mrs Barrett, Assistant Head by email. 

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Information about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in December 2019. The following symptoms may develop after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection

  • new continuous cough;

  • high temperature; and/or

  •  loss of taste and/or smell.

Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, such as older people and/or those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have yet to have been reported in children.

How COVID-19 is spread?
From what we know about other coronaviruses, spread of COVID-19 is most likely to happen when there is close contact (within 2 metres) with an infected person. It is likely that the risk increases the longer someone has close contact with an infected person.

Prevention
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including

  • students/staff who feel unwell (or develop high temperature or a new cough) should stay at home for 10 days;

  • washing your hands often - with liquid soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport;covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. Students, staff and visitors should wash their hands

    1) before leaving home;
    2) on arrival at school;
    3) after using the toilet;
    4) after breaks and sporting activities;
    5) before food preparation;
    6) before eating any food, including snacks; and
    7) before leaving school.

  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;

  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell; 

  • if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please use the Coronavirus COVID-19 symptom checker on NHS Direct Wales. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment;

  • see the latest information about novel coronavirus on the Public Health Wales website.

In the event of a full/partial school closure (short-term and/or long-term)
The school will only close where there is direct guidance/recommendation from appropriate authorities eg. Public Health Wales and/or where there are insufficient numbers of staff available to safely deliver an education to students. In the event of a school closure, staff will not be able to access the school site. Therefore, in this situation the school will

  • Provide students in all year groups (with increased support for those students preparing to sit public examinations in the summer) with online materials to facilitate distant learning;

  • Provide paper-based materials for those students who do not have access to either a mobile device and/or internet (as part of the preparation phase the school will seek to identify where this is the case);

  • Communicate with families/students on a regular basis to provide updates on recovery phase ie. safe return to normal school life.

Upon return to 'normal practices' the school will

  • Undertake a learning audit for examination classes to identify skills-gaps in readiness for the summer series;

  • Communicate with relevant awarding bodies to make them aware of any requirements for special considerations;

  • Respond to any ongoing support required for students and/or staff. This may include counselling services.

Communication
Throughout the UK Government response phases to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) the school will work closely with relevant authorities to make decisions which are in the interests of the all members of the community. However, to support the safety, wellbeing and continued learning of students the school asks that all families

  • Sign up to the school twitter feed @bishop_llandaff to be able to access relevant information in the eventuality of a partial/full closure;
  • Ensure that the school has the correct email address in order to maintain communication throughout the process;
  • Talk to child(ren) about hygiene practices and make use of relevant sites to reduce anxiety.

Useful Information
UK Government (COVID-19)
Welsh Government (COVID-19)
Public Health Wales

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Date  
Letter to Families (13.04.21) 13th Apr 2021 Download
Letter to Families (08.03.21) 08th Mar 2021 Download
Risk Assessment (COVID-19, March 2021) 08th Mar 2021 Download
Letter to Families (23.02.21) 23rd Feb 2021 Download
Letter to all Families 'Modification to Lesson Timings' (21.01.21) 21st Jan 2021 Download
Updated Arrangements for Remote Learning (07.01.21) 07th Jan 2021 Download
Letter to Families 'Return to School in January' (04.01.21) 04th Jan 2021 Download
Letter 'Change to self-isolation regulations' (10.12.20) 10th Dec 2020 Download
Letter to Families 'Ministerial Annoucement' (10.12.20) 10th Dec 2020 Download
Confirmed Case in Year 7 (06.12.20) 06th Dec 2020 Download
Letter to Year 10-13 Families (24.11.20) 24th Nov 2020 Download
Letter to Families 'Face-coverings' (04.11.20) 04th Nov 2020 Download
Letter to Families (19.10.20) 19th Oct 2020 Download
Virtual Meeting Procedures 19th Oct 2020 Download
Letter to Families (25.09.20) 25th Sep 2020 Download
Letter to Families (15.09.20) 15th Sep 2020 Download
Year 7 Homework Timetable (September 2020) 14th Sep 2020 Download
Year 8 Homework Timetable (September 2020) 14th Sep 2020 Download
Year 9 Homework Timetable (September 2020) 14th Sep 2020 Download
Year 10 Homework Timetable (September 2020) 14th Sep 2020 Download
Year 11 Homework Timetable (September 2020) 14th Sep 2020 Download
Letter to Families (11.09.20) 11th Sep 2020 Download
'Restart; Refresh; Recover' Guide for September 2020 (v2) 02nd Sep 2020 Download
Revised COVID-19 Risk Assessment (for September 2020, v2) 02nd Sep 2020 Download
Letter to Families 'face-coverings' (01.09.20) 01st Sep 2020 Download
End of Year Letter to Families (15.07.20) 15th Jul 2020 Download
Letter to Families (Examination Year Groups 13.07.20) 13th Jul 2020 Download
Letter to Family (06.07.20) 06th Jul 2020 Download
Letter from Cardiff Local Authority (19.06.20) 19th Jun 2020 Download
Letter to Families (19.06.20) 19th Jun 2020 Download
'Be Kind. Stay Safe' Guide (for students, staff and families) 17th Jun 2020 Download
COVID-19 Phased Re-Opening Risk Assessment (June 2020) 17th Jun 2020 Download
Letter to families re: Phased re-opening (17.06.20) 17th Jun 2020 Download
Home Schooling During Coronavirus Guidance 21st May 2020 Download
LAC Document for Carers 21st May 2020 Download
Letter to Families (07.05.20) 07th May 2020 Download
Letter to Families (19.04.20) 19th Apr 2020 Download
Wellbeing Links for Families 02nd Apr 2020 Download
Letter to Year 10 and 12 Families (28.03.20) 28th Mar 2020 Download
Letter to Families (27.03.20) 27th Mar 2020 Download
Letter to Families in Year 10-13 (23.03.20) 23rd Mar 2020 Download
Distance Learning Timetable Schedule 22nd Mar 2020 Download
Letter to Families 'Key Worker' Child Care (20.03.20) 20th Mar 2020 Download
Letter to Marion Centre Families (18.03.20) 18th Mar 2020 Download
Letter to Families Forced Closure (18.03.20) 18th Mar 2020 Download
Letter to Families (Examination Year Groups, 18.03.20) 18th Mar 2020 Download
Letter to Families (17.03.20) 17th Mar 2020 Download
Accessing Microsoft Teams (Student/Family Guide) 17th Mar 2020 Download
Letter to Families (14.03.20) 14th Mar 2020 Download
Coronavirus COVID 19 Advice Poster 14th Mar 2020 Download
'Distance Learning' Guidance 08th Jul 2020 Download
Year 12 Distance Learning Timetable 03rd Sep 2020 Download
Year 7 Distance Learning Timetable 03rd Sep 2020 Download
Year 8 Distance Learning Timetable 03rd Sep 2020 Download
Year 9 Distance Learning Timetable 03rd Sep 2020 Download
Year 10 Distance Learning Timetable 03rd Sep 2020 Download
Parents Evening System Guide BOL 08.10.20 07th Oct 2020 Download