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Pupil Development Grant (Uniform)

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language recently announced that the Pupil Development Grant Access scheme will be raised for one year only by £100 per learner eligible for free school meals. This applies to all compulsory year groups (R-Y11), Looked After Children and those who are classed as No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF).

Funding of up to £225 is available for each eligible learner with the exception of those in Year 7. Eligible learners in Year 7 will be entitled to a maximum of £300.

Pupils who receive Free School Meals due to transitional protection arrangements do not qualify for this funding.

Applications will be available online https://www.npt.gov.uk/1316 0r via paper from 5th July 2022

Fabulous Thursday

In the morning, we did English and carried on writing a letter to John Stones. In maths, we learnt about symmetry and shapes. After lunch, we played rounders with Ms. Davies. We had a amazing time.

-That’s Daniel and Gregor, logging off-

Mighty Monday

Today to start the day, we read for 30 minuets and then we did the register. After, we did a class assembly which was about emotions. Then we had our literacy carousel, then break. Then we just carried on with our english carousel, then break and lunch. Then we read for 10 mins and we did a double page spread. At the end of the day, we went out onto the field for a nice treat.

-By Alfie and Ioan

Ending Physical Punishment in Wales

We’ve been asked as a school to make parents aware of the change in the law which starts today. From today, physically punishing children in Wales is illegal. The Welsh Government have made this law change to protect children and their rights, and to help give them the best start in life.

The Ending Physical Punishment campaign aims to raise awareness of the change in law, and the Welshj Government are also promoting Parenting. Give it time which provides alternatives to physical punishment through positive parenting.

There are lots of types of physical punishment. It can mean smacking, hitting, slapping and shaking. But there are other types too. It isn’t possible to give a set list of what makes up physical punishment because it can be anything where a child is punished using physical force. Research suggests physical punishment could be harmful to children. It means that all physical punishment is illegal in Wales. It gives children the same protection from assault as adults. It makes the law clearer – easier for children, parents, professionals and the public to understand. The law applies to everyone – parents or anyone who is responsible for a child while the parents are absent. Physical punishment has been illegal in schools, children’s homes, local authority foster care homes and childcare settings for some time.

Anyone who physically punishes a child will be breaking the law, risks being arrested or charged with assault and may get a criminal record which is the same for any criminal offence. If you see a child being physically punished or if you are concerned about a child you should contact your local social services department. You can also call the police in an emergency or if a child is in immediate danger.
If you need any help or advice, visit https://gov.wales/parenting-give-it-time/support for more information.