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Latest News from St Martin's School

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  • Coronavirus Related Updates Page

    Published 14/03/20

    We have included a page for Coronavirus Related Updates for parents and carers on our school website.  This page can be found here.

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  • Year 10 Parents' Evening

    Published 24/02/21

    Please see the following letter for Year 10 parents' evening.  Please note we are launching a new online system for this event, we have included a video tutorial for you to watch.  Appointments will go live from 25th February at 8am and will close an hour before the event on the 4th March.

    Letters have been emailed to all Year 10 parents today.

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  • Year 8 Options Information

    Published 19/01/21

    Please find below Year 8 Options information for parents and learners.

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  • Newsletter - December 2020

    Published 20/12/20

    Our December newsletter is now available to view below.

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  • Arrangements for January 2021

    Published 17/12/20

    Dear Parent/ Guardian, 

    Following the Welsh Government’s announcement, in regard to the arrangements for the new term in January, 2021, I am writing to confirm the approach for St Martins School in line with all other schools in Caerphilly. 

    This decision has been based upon the increasing number of staff shortages due to positive cases and self-isolation across Wales together with the concern that these numbers are, of course, unpredictable for the first week of term. 

    As a result the first two days of the new term 4th and 5th of January will be used for reviewing our risk assessments and ensuring we have safe staffing levels and procedures in place to manage our school safely and care for the learners on their return to face to face teaching. 

    On these days teachers will provide live online lessons for all learners to ensure that there is continuity of learning.  Following these distance learning days, face to face provision will be available for eligible key worker childcare and vulnerable pupils, and we will contact other groups/classes of learners to begin their learning on site as soon as is safely possible and prioritising examination classes first.

    All pupils will be back in school for face to face learning by Monday, 18th January, 2021, at the latest, with the exception of classes closed due to self-isolation or staff shortages.

    Other points to note

    1. Pupils entitled to free school meals will continue to receive deliveries
    2. Pupils having provision on site will be required to bring a packed lunch.
    3. The Welsh Government list of key workers is extensive, so priority for applications will be given to those from frontline emergency services, social care and education staff in the first instance, in line with our current context in Caerphilly.

    The local authority is currently reviewing eligibility of previous childcare applications so that parents/carers can be informed of the outcome next week. Please contact the mailbox to apply if your circumstances have changed since March, 2020, e.g. school, occupation, etc., or it is a new application




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  • Core PE Blended Learning Activities

    Published 17/12/20

    Please see the following video and presentation from the Health and Wellbeing faculty.

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  • Mock Examinations January 2021

    Published 09/12/20

    Mock examinations are scheduled for years 10 - 13 starting on 11th January 2021

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  • St Martin's School Governors' Report to Parents 2019-20

    Published 04/12/20

    Please find attached St Martin's School Governors' Report to Parents 2019-20

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  • End of Term Letter from the Headteacher - last day for pupils 9th December 2020

    Published 30/11/20
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  • Supporting your child at home

    Published 15/11/20

    We have updated your Teaching and Learning section by adding the 'Supporting your child at home' document.

    Click here to visit.

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  • Safeguarding & Wellbeing

    Published 09/11/20

    We have updated our wellbeing and safeguarding pages with a number of updates today, including a number of healthy relationship posters.  These can also be viewed below.

    Wellbeing page

    Safeguarding page

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  • Diabetes - Type 1 information for parents

    Published 09/11/20

    Dear Parents,

    The NHS has asked for this message to be sent out to you as it is World Diabetes Day this weekend.

    Undiagnosed Type 1 diabetes in children requires urgent medical attention.  

    If your child has ANY of the main symptoms of Type 1 diabetes please make an urgent GP appointment or contact the Out of Hours service. The main symptoms are known as the 4 Ts – Thirst, Toilet, Tiredness, Thinner. If you notice your child is thirsty or using the toilet more frequently, is always feeling tired, or has lost weight recently, seek immediate medical advice.

    NHS services are very well equipped to look after children safely if they are unwell. Please do not delay seeking medical advice because of Covid-19.

    There is more information available here:

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