@Bishop_Llandaff

16:57 PM - 26 Nov 2020

A reminder that Friday 27th November is an INSET day and the school is closed to all students

14:11 PM - 26 Nov 2020

Due to roadworks, the usual Llantrisant road entrance will not be accessible. A temporary entrance will be put in place. Please see more information via the following link. https://t.co/9TnLLiaWgk

17:15 PM - 25 Nov 2020

Retweetd From Bishop of Llandaff

We recognise that many families are under financial pressures at the moment. In Cardiff, you can apply for free school meals by completing the form accessed via the following link https://t.co/JkqLjDoamx

15:46 PM - 25 Nov 2020

We recognise that many families are under financial pressures at the moment. In Cardiff, you can apply for free school meals by completing the form accessed via the following link https://t.co/JkqLjDoamx

http://www.twitter.com/bishop_llandaff/status/1331343519974354947

21:06 PM - 24 Nov 2020

We are looking for a talented teacher of mathematics to join us in September 2021. Click on the link for details https://t.co/i8MNr5AYVP https://t.co/VGqL5nWESD

16:21 PM - 19 Nov 2020

Please follow the link below to access our virtual Sixth Form Open Evening via the school website https://t.co/6cgJRCunGJ

21:26 PM - 18 Nov 2020

There is still time to apply for a place in our Year 7 cohort for September 2021. Details available on our website. Deadline for application is Monday 23rd November at 12.00pm

16:17 PM - 18 Nov 2020

Our virtual Sixth Form Open Evening presentation will be available from tomorrow evening, Thursday 19th November. Further details can be found by following the link below https://t.co/lAfIL2tZq6

14:11 PM - 17 Nov 2020

Retweetd From BOLHS_6Form

Congratulations to Ammar Osman, Ella Turner, Hannah Whitfield, Shiqi Lin and Ewan Chadwell for winning ‘Best Energy Appreciation’ Award as part of the EESW (Engineering Education Scheme Wales) which was completed as part of their Sixth Form Enrichment 2019-20

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

'Restart; Refresh; Recover'
Students returned to school, at full capacity, from September 2020. However, as part of our preparedness for forced absence, such as self-isolation etc, we have been working with students to educate them on the use of our online platform to undertake remote learning. Students should familiarise themselves with this form as learning as, in the event that students will not be onsite, we will continue to provide remote learning which will be able to be accessed remotely. This will be predominatly coordinated asynchronously (ie. to facilitate independent learning). Examples, are

Art;
Geography; and
Physics.

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 incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 and 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected.

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 incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 and 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected. The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days 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 14 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

Information Evenings
Please click on the relevant link to view the presentation with audio. These will be updated on the published date

  • Year 11 (14th September 2020) with Miss Owen, Head of Year 11; and Miss Parry, Head of School;
  • Year 10 (17th September) with Mrs Calcaterra, Head of Year 10; and Miss Parry, Head of School;
  • Year 13 (21st September) with Mr Anderson, Head of Year 13 and Mr Gardiner, Assistant Head;
  • Year 7 (24th September) with Mr Ashment, Head of Year 7; and Miss Parry, Head of School;
  • Year 8/9 (28th September) with Mrs Sully, Head of Year 8; Mrs Rees, Head of Year 9 and Miss Parry, Head of School; and
  • Year 12 (5th October) with Dr Isgrove, Head of Year 12 and Mr Gardiner, Assistant Head.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Date  
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