Update from the Headteacher - Sunday, 29th November 2020

We have been notified today that an adult at the school has tested positive for Covid-19. Whilst we are satisfied that there has not been a breach of social distancing, we have asked a very small number of pupils to self-isolate as a precaution. The families of those pupils have been contacted individually. There is no need for further concern at this stage. Please also see the letter from Carmarthenshire County Council.

I would ask that everyone in the school community respects the confidentiality of the individual concerned and does not speculate as to his or her identity. I look forward to seeing your sons and daughters in school tomorrow as normal.

Carmarthenshire County Council Letter 29/11/20

Update from the Headteacher - Friday, 27th November 2020

Canteen arrangements

As you know, we have had to change our arrangements for the serving of food at break time in the canteen, to eliminate queues mixing year groups. I am pleased to advise that we have worked with the canteen manager to refine the arrangements further. From Tuesday December 1st, two year groups will be able to get food from the canteen at each break time. Form Teachers will outline the new arrangements in Monday's registration. Each year group will now have a chance to but food every day at lunchtime and twice a week at break. The rota will be set up so that year groups who have the chance to buy food at break time will be later on the lunch rota that day and vice versa.

Face coverings

As you will be aware, Welsh Government this week published updated guidance on the wearing of face coverings by pupils. We have concerns regarding the wearing of face coverings by pupils in outdoor areas. These concerns are shared by a number of schools in Carmarthenshire and in other Local Authorities. We expect some further clarfication on the thinking behind this guidance next week. We will not therefore expect pupils to wear face coverings outdoors at this stage and will issue a further update next week.

Croeso / Welcome to Dyffryn Taf's new website.

We want this to be one of the most important public faces of the school in the future, with pupils, parents and carers seeing the website as their first port of call for information, updates and the sharing of news about the school. As you will see, parts of the website are still under construction. We know the website is not yet perfect! We would really appreciate your help in making the website as user-friendly as possible. If you have any views, good or bad, on the content, layout or any other aspect of the site, please let us know by contacting us via office@dyffryntaf.org.uk. Many thanks in advance for your feedback and continued support.

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