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Charity

PATCH Annual Christmas Gift Appeal

The Staff Association at Ysgol Harri Tudur have recently been donating toys, books and other gifts to the PATCH (Pembrokeshire Action To Combat Hardship) Annual Christmas Gift Appeal. The charity also run an all year round food bank and provide other household items to families and individuals who are experiencing hardship.

The image below shows a range of the gifts that have been generously donated by our staff and these will now be distributed by PATCH to local families in need this Christmas.

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1st December 2022 13:37

Friends of Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School

100 Club

FINAL School 100 Club Poster

30th November 2022 14:01

Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School Christmas Concert

Thursday 8th December 2022

Christmas Concert Poster

28th November 2022 14:23

Pembrokeshire County Council Partnership Service

Family Links, The Nurturing Programme

Family Links 1

Family Links 2

25th November 2022 10:48

Car Parking

All drivers are requested to ensure they park in the correct parking areas; please do not park in the Bus Pick Up and Drop Off Zone. Not only does this type of parking create significant difficulties for the buses to collect and pick up learners, it increases the risk of accidents occurring.

23rd November 2022 09:51

Anti-Bullying

Ysgol Harri Tudur is against all forms of bullying

Ysgol Harri Tudur is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive environment for all its learners and staff. We will not tolerate bullying in any form and we remind learners that help is available from Mentors, Subject Teachers and Pupil Support Staff alongside peer support from our Sixth Form Prefects. Learners will be reminded of the school's anti-bullying measures throughout the week in Mentor Time and in Assemblies, emphasising the message that bullying is never acceptable and that help is always available.

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14th November 2022 11:53

In Our Thoughts

Ms Sue Beasley

A much respected and beloved colleague and member of our staff, Ms Sue Beasley, very suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on 9th November. Ms Beasley had worked at Ysgol Harri Tudur and Pembroke School for 17 years. The most heartfelt of condolences from everybody here are extended to her two daughters.

14th November 2022 11:17

Remembrance Day

Marking Remembrance Day at Ysgol Harri Tudur/Henry Tudor School on Fri 11 Nov 22

Learners from MPCT, House representatives, school Army cadets and members of staff participated in a small Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday 11th November on the school playground. This comprised of the reading of short war poems, a 2 minute silence and the laying of wreaths. Following a school House wreath design competition, the winning designs were incorporated into wreaths and laid jointly by the winning designer and a cadet from each house. The Head, MPCT staff and the 6th Form also laid wreaths. Full story and images of the ceremony here.

Poppy Black Done

14th November 2022 09:47

PL Kicks

Swansea City AFC Free Weekly Programme

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Please sign up for 2022/23 here - https://form.jotform.com/SwansFdnKicks/Home

PL Kicks

8th November 2022 10:07

Tudor Times

October 2022 Edition

28th October 2022 10:30

HRH QE2 Book of Condolence

Ysgol Harri Tudur/Henry Tudor School learners and staff have contributed to a Book of Condolence following the death of The Queen. The original has been sent to Buckingham Palace, a hard copy kept in school and this link takes you to the digital version. Thank you to all who have contributed items and to those who have put the final version together.

21st October 2022 08:37

Social Media

Ysgol Harri Tudur on Twitter

The school now has its own twitter account to promote important news and events as well as sharing celebrations of our learner's achievements. Please follow us on Twitter @YsgolHarriTudur. More detailed information can always be found on our school website www.yht.wales and also via the Ysgol Harri Tudur app. Please continue to get in touch with us in the usual ways.

19th October 2022 12:38

Information

Updated Parent Guides

Our Parent Guides for Year 9, 10 and 11 have been recently updated and are available by clicking the link below:

Parent Guides

You will find year group specific information and many useful hints and tips to help learners within these year groups.

19th October 2022 10:35

Welsh Water

Are you a Family Receiving Free School Meals and a Qualifying Benefit?

Welsh Water Family Help

18th October 2022 15:20

Head Lice

Fact Sheet

WG Head Lice Fact Sheet

If the poster above is too small to read on your device you can download here

13th October 2022 15:34

Ysgol Harri Tudur Christmas Market

Friday 9th December 2022 (at breaktimes)

There will be a selection of stalls with products designed and made by our learners and local businesses with sustainability at its heart. Come and have a browse to pick up some quality gifts, or just to find out if Christmas is in fact "destroying the planet"?

Christmas Market

10th October 2022 09:53

Further Dates For Your Diaries

Notification of Specific Year Group Parents’ and Progress Evenings

Parents & Progress Evening capture

6th October 2022 13:35

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Volunteer Group 16-25 Year Olds

PCNP

​Link to website - National Park Next Generation - Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

3rd October 2022 15:04

Welsh Government Advice

Respiratory Infections Including Covid 19

Dear Parents/Carers,

The Welsh Government's advice to schools regarding Covid-19 has, yet again, been changed. I have extracted the following pieces of information from the updated guidance, hoping that this will be useful for you.

Children and young people aged 18 and under who have symptoms of a respiratory infection, including COVID-19

Respiratory infections are common in children, particularly during the winter months.

For most children and young people, these illnesses will not be serious. Very few become seriously unwell. This is also true for children and young people with long-term conditions. However, some children under 2 can become more seriously unwell from a respiratory condition called RSV. This includes those born prematurely or with a heart condition.

Attending education is important for children and young people’s development, health and well-being. The long-term impact of missing education should not be underestimated.

Children and young people with mild symptoms can continue to attend their education setting. Mild symptoms include a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, in children who are otherwise well.

They should be encouraged to cover their mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when coughing and/or sneezing. They should wash their hands after using or disposing of tissues.

Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home. They should avoid contact with other people where they can. They can go back to their setting when they no longer have a high temperature and are well enough to attend.

It can be difficult to know when to seek help if your child is unwell. If you are worried about your child, especially if they are aged under 2 years old, then you should seek medical help.

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

Stay at home and avoid contact with other people

  • Work from home if you can. If you cannot work from home, talk to your employer about your options.
  • If you've been asked to attend a medical or dental appointment in person, let them know about your positive test result.
  • You should let everyone in your household know about your positive COVID-19 test result. COVID-19 is infectious for up to 2 days before you begin to feel unwell, or the date of your test. Therefore, you should tell anyone you had close contact with during this time. This means they can be aware of signs or symptoms. You may wish to ask friends, family or neighbours to get food and other essentials for you.

Many people with COVID-19 will no longer be infectious after 5 days. You should therefore avoid contact with other people for at least 5 days after the day you took your test, or from the day your symptoms started (whichever was earlier).

Some people may be infectious for up to 10 days from the start of their infection. You should therefore avoid meeting anyone who is at higher risk for 10 days. This includes older people, those who are pregnant, those who are unvaccinated, people of any age whose immune system means they are at higher risk of serious illness, people of any age with certain long-term conditions.

With all best wishes.

Mrs Kite

Headteacher

3rd October 2022 12:35

Year 11

Homework/Coursework Support

Year 11 Homework/Coursework Support

The Learning Coach Team will be available every Wednesday 2:45pm – 3:15pm for Year 11 Learners in room FD23, offering a quiet space to complete homework and coursework tasks with additional support from Learning Coaches.

27th September 2022 11:13

"You Said, We Did"

New Outdoor Learning Experiences for Year 7

Pupil Subject Leaders in Year 7 last year gave us feedback that they would like to have more outdoor learning experiences. As a result, we are pleased to be able to tell you that every learner in Year 7 will have some woodland taster sessions on site. This will be run by external providers who will help them learn about ‘survival skills’. For example, how to set up a camp by making a shelter and lighting a fire.

On the day that your child’s session takes place, they will need to come to school in their own, sensible clothes for the day - old clothes, practical footwear and coats if the weather is looking mixed. Your child’s mentor will remind them the week before their session will take place.

26th September 2022 13:31

Employment of Children

Helpful Information

Child Employment 4

Information for Learners:

Child Employment 1

Child Employment 1B

Information for Parents:

Child Employment 3

Child Employment 3B

Information for Employers:

Child Employment 2

Child Employment 2B

If any of the pictures above are too small to read on your device please see the download version here:

26th September 2022 09:56

Fun Football

Fishguard Leisure Centre

Fun football

21st September 2022 13:30

Launch Learning

Math for Parents

Maths For Parents

21st September 2022 13:15

Pembrokeshire County Council

Pupil Development Grant 2022/2023

Pembrokeshire County Council - Pupil Development Grant September 2022

PDG Leaflet

Please note: return applications to Pembrokeshire County Council, Youth Admin, County Hall, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 1TP or email to SUGS@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

For more information please see our dedicated PDG (Pupil Development Grant) website page by heading to the menu above, then choosing the 'Parents' dropdown, then 'PDG (Pupil Development Grant)'.

20th September 2022 11:21

Extra Curricular Sports Clubs

Autumn Term Extra Curricular Timetable

There are a wide variety of extra curricular sports activities being run this term, click on the link below to view the complete timetable to see exactly what's on. For any further info on extra curricular activities please see Mrs Osborne-Davies who is based in the PE area.

Travel Planner (3)

14th September 2022 12:11

After School Clubs

Surfing Club

Please see the attached information regarding the new Surfing after school club starting from Tuesday 27th September.

14th September 2022 11:37

Enrichment Friday Activities

New Adventure Service Challenge Activity for Years 7 and 8

Adventure Service Challenge every Friday from 1.50pm in the Main Hall

Adventure Service Challenge

14th September 2022 11:23

Hywel Dda University Health Board Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

School In-Reach Project

Hywel Dda University Health Board

We’re pleased to let you know that from the start of the new school year, your child’s school will be receiving additional support from mental health practitioners from S-CAMHS (Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) from Hywel Dda University Health Board. The team providing this support are called the School In-Reach Team. School in-Reach is being rolled out across Wales following a series of successful pilot schemes funded by Welsh Government. We took part in this pilot in Ceredigion, providing support to school staff there and we have been able to learn from this work. We have now expanded the service to include both Primary and Secondary Schools in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, whilst continuing and developing our service in Ceredigion

If the image below is too small to read on your device, please go to the download link further down the page.

HDHB SiR

8th September 2022 09:16

School Site

Vehicle Control Access Barrier

A traffic access control barrier has been placed at the entrance to the One Way road passing Main Reception from the B4432 (Top Road). This is to address significant Health and Safety risks caused by unauthorised traffic both parking on and driving down this road; on a number of occasions both staff and learners have narrowly missed serious injury. Construction work is near completion and the barrier will be operational in the near future. The exact date remains to be confirmed.

The barrier will allow access to authorised vehicles, reinforcing what is already stated in existing road signs. Authorised vehicles include buses, transport for disabled learners, disabled visitors to the school building and vehicle unloading.

The system will have automatic number plate recognition, along with a call system to Reception. Smart tokens to operate the barrier may also be issued. The barrier will operate during the school working day (0800 to 1630 hrs); outside these times, the barrier will be open.

Please note that there is no change to the current practice of using the Main Carpark for all visitors and that all learners should be dropped off at the designated Pick Up and Drop Off zones.

7th September 2022 15:05

Pembrokeshire County Council Team Around The Family

An Introduction to Autism

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5th September 2022 15:28

Pembrokeshire County Council The Family Information Service

Newsletter

Pembrokeshire County Council FIS newsletter!

The Family Information Service (FIS) newsletter is circulated at the start of every month. Our newsletters provide information, advice and support to families in Pembrokeshire, along with information about what's on in the County, help with childcare, funding and lots more.

Pembrokeshire Family Information Service December 22 Newsletter - English version:

https://sway.office.com/3OmqaPbq2Vb39BDz?ref=Link

2nd December 2022 10:00

Home Start Cymru

Volunteers

Home start CymruWe are looking for Home-Start Cymru volunteers to help us support families in your community.

Home-Start Cymru is a family support charity that provides support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children when they need it most.

Home-Start Cymru volunteers work alongside families to give compassionate and confidential support tailored to each family. Our volunteers are trained and given support and guidance from our highly skilled and experienced local coordinators in their area.

Every day, our volunteers give their time and effort to make an incredible difference to families across 18 local authorities in Wales. Without them, we couldn’t be there for families when they need it most.

Becoming a Home-Start Cymru volunteer enables us to improve the lives of families by encouraging parents to develop the knowledge, skills and resilience to enable their children to thrive.

Following a recent rise in referrals in your community, we are now actively recruiting additional volunteers locally. Therefore, we looking for people to join our friendly team of volunteers to make a difference and help Home-Start Cymru reach more families in need.

What we're looking for

  • A parent, grandparent, carer, someone with parenting experience or students who would like a career working with families
  • Good communication skills including an ability to listen and understand the need for support
  • A sensitive and caring attitude towards others with a non-judgemental attitude
  • Time and enthusiasm for Home-Start Cymru and support for our social media campaigns
  • Commitment to visit or call a family member each week at a mutually agreed time
  • A positive attitude to working with people of any gender, family status or sexual identity, or who are from any ethnic origin, culture or religion, or who may have a disability.

13th October 2022 09:17

Families of Children with Visual Impairment

Tech For All - Free Apple Ipad

Please read full information in the poster below.

Access Links:

1. Families to access the following link:

Assistive technology for visually impaired children | Guide Dogs

2.Other grants are also available for families. Follow the following link:

Assistive technology grants for children | Guide Dogs

VI Tech for All

14th July 2022 10:24

Support

Pembrokeshire County Council School Uniform Grant

The application process for a school uniform grant has changed for the new academic year starting in September 2022

Parents/carers are no longer required to submit an application form; Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC) will make an automatic payment to all eligible families. PCC expect to make these payments the first week of August.

Parents/Carers who are in receipt of Free School Meals with children in the following years on 01/8/2022 will receive it:-

  • Reception, Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 of maintained primary schools
  • Year 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 of maintained secondary schools
  • It is also available to those who are a Looked After Child

7th July 2022 08:18

Charity

Sandy Bear Remembrance Tree

Sandy Bear, with support from the WI, have donated a remembrance tree for our well-being garden. Sandy Bear is a Pembrokeshire charity dedicated to improving and strengthening the emotional health and well-being of young people aged 0-18 (and their families), who have experienced the death of a loved one. We aim to reduce emotional difficulties in childhood and the prevalence of mental illness in later life that can result in a decreased quality of life, poorer educational attainment, social and health problems and increased vulnerability.

It is hoped that the tree will provide a focal point for children who have experienced a bereavement and a quiet place for them to remember a loved one.

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Photo: Members of the new Sixth Form leadership team planting the remembrance tree in the school well-being garden along with Sandy Bear charity organiser Mrs Ceri Crichton, Headteacher Mrs Kite and Deputy Headteacher Mr Crichton.

4th July 2022 10:46

NHS

Mental Health and Well-Being Support

The NHS has created a new single point of contact where there is a team of clinicians available to support anyone with emotional and mental health concerns. If you are concerned about yourself, a member of your family, or friend please do hesitate to contact them.MH 111 digital screen EnglishMH 111 Eng IG

29th June 2022 13:50

Pembrokeshire County Council

Parent Partnership Services

‘Family Links Nurturing Programme’

The Parent Partnership Service are now taking enquiries for their next 10 week Family Links Parenting Programme for September, 2022. This programme is tailored for families who have children with additional needs, and is delivered by a fully trained team.

The parenting program will take place ‘Face to Face’ and will cover:

• Understanding why children behave as they do

• Recognising the feelings behind behaviour (ours and theirs)

• Exploring different approaches to discipline

• Finding ways to develop co-operation and self-discipline in children

• Learning the importance of looking after ourselves

If you are interested in expressing an interest in this programme, please complete the short form on this link: click here

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14th June 2022 08:53

Drop Off/Pick Up

Reminder & Request

Drop Off/Pick Up reminder for drivers to please use the designated areas when dropping off or collecting children from school. Drivers are requested to respect local housing estates and avoid temporarily parking in residential areas.

6th June 2022 13:14

Duke of Edinburgh Award

From Year 9 Upwards ~ Find Out More

Find out more at www.dofe.org, any interested pupils in Year 9 and above, please see Mrs Rees in FC03

DofE Poster

25th May 2022 09:28

Mind Pembrokeshire

Mental Health Support Drop In

MIND youth drop in poster

19th April 2022 09:06

The latest news and announcements from Ysgol Harri Tudur are published here.

Estyn Report of Visit

Ysgol Harri Tudur/Henry Tudor School January 2022

The Governing Body and Headteacher of Ysgol Harri Tudur/ Henry Tudor School are delighted to share the outcome of the school's recent monitoring Estyn visit in January. Ysgol Harri Tudur/ Henry Tudor School is very proud of both our staff and our pupils and the achievements that we have made together since the 2018 core inspection. We would also like to thank many of our parents and carers and the wider community for their ongoing support.

Ysgol Harri Tudur is judged to have made sufficient progress in relation to the recommendations following the most recent core inspection. As a result, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales is removing the school from the list of schools requiring significant improvement.'' ( Estyn 28th Feb 2022)

28th February 2022 09:34

Google Classroom

Information and Advice Link

The link below provides information and advice on getting the best from Google Classroom

Google Classroom Digital Learning

5th January 2022 12:49

Urgent Message for Parents/Carers

On Behalf of Pembrokeshire Education Service and Dyfed Powys Police

Urgent message for parents on behalf of Pembrokeshire Education Service and Dyfed Powys Police

Schools have and continue to work closely and effectively with pupils to ensure that they are supported in their learning and well-being. It is therefore a significant concern that numerous fake social media accounts have been created, targeting unacceptable comments towards schools and individuals. The content of these false accounts are completely inappropriate and a cause for concern.

Schools have reported that the vast majority of pupils have displayed a mature attitude and shown their displeasure with this content. Dyfed Powys Police will continue to work with schools to further increase awareness of the impact of harmful content and the consequences of such actions. We kindly ask that parents/carers discuss the appropriate use of social media with their children and continue to support schools in promoting respect and kindness.

The school also has the right to undertake appropriate sanctions against pupils if they are involved in incidents of inappropriate behaviour of this nature.

The following guidance is useful:

  • The Social media guides - UK Safer Internet Centre contains details of the different social websites that provide safeguarding guidance for parents to take action
  • Inappropriate content should be reported to the TikTok platform and these two links help:

Report Harmful Content | SWGfL
Report Harmful Content - We Help You Remove Content

The SWGfl states, “We’re working with TikTok, who know and understand the issue and are taking action to remove or delete content. We have escalated hundreds of accounts to TikTok for review and they are getting there slowly and responding when they can but we have totally bombarded them, so, likely to be a short delay on these.”

All school police officers are aware of the current issues and the police Chief Inspector has been made aware of this challenge in schools.

29th November 2021 12:49

URGENT Message

Abuse of Social Media - Information for Parents/Carers

Urgent message for parents on behalf of Pembrokeshire Education Service and Dyfed Powys Police

Schools have and continue to work closely and effectively with pupils to ensure that they are supported in their learning and well-being. It is therefore a significant concern that numerous fake social media accounts have been created, targeting unacceptable comments towards schools and individuals. The content of these false accounts are completely inappropriate and a cause for concern.

Schools have reported that the vast majority of pupils have displayed a mature attitude and shown their displeasure with this content. Dyfed Powys Police will continue to work with schools to further increase awareness of the impact of harmful content and the consequences of such actions. We kindly ask that parents/carers discuss the appropriate use of social media with their children and continue to support schools in promoting respect and kindness.

The school also has the right to undertake appropriate sanctions against pupils if they are involved in incidents of inappropriate behaviour of this nature.

24th November 2021 14:50

School Site

Parking and Dropping Off/Picking Up

All drivers are requested to use the designated Drop Off/Pick Up and parking sites whilst on the school site.

Please do not use the One Way road outside school for dropping off or picking up. This road is for designated vehicles only including our school buses. Please follow the instructions on the No Entry signs and use the correct spaces.

Please do not park in the Bus Lanes; these are for buses only. Parking in them is causing traffic disruption and is a potential risk to pupils and staff alike.

And please do not park on the pavements; this creates risk to all, but in particular makes access very difficult for our pupils who need to use mobility assistance and those pupils who have visibility impairment.

5th October 2021 08:43

Newsdesk

A much respected and beloved colleague and member of our staff, Ms Sue Beasley, very suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on 9th November. Ms Beasley had worked at Ysgol Harri Tudur and Pembroke School for 17 years. The most heartfelt of condolences from everybody here are extended to her two daughters. Read More…

The school now has its own twitter account to promote important news and events as well as sharing celebrations of our learner's achievements. Please follow us on Twitter @YsgolHarriTudur. More detailed information can always be found on our school website www.yht.wales and also via the Ysgol Harri Tudur app. Please continue to get in touch with us in the usual ways. Read More…

The Staff Association at Ysgol Harri Tudur have recently been donating toys, books and other gifts to the PATCH (Pembrokeshire Action To Combat Hardship) Annual Christmas Gift Appeal. The charity also run an all year round food bank and provide other household items to families and individuals who are experiencing hardship. Read More…

All drivers are requested to ensure they park in the correct parking areas; please do not park in the Bus Pick Up and Drop Off Zone. Not only does this type of parking create significant difficulties for the buses to collect and pick up learners, it increases the risk of accidents occurring. Read More…

Ysgol Harri Tudur is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive environment for all its learners and staff. We will not tolerate bullying in any form and we remind learners that help is available from Mentors, Subject Teachers and Pupil Support Staff alongside peer support from our Sixth Form Prefects. Learners will be reminded of the school's anti-bullying measures throughout the week in Mentor Time and in Assemblies, emphasising the message that bullying is never acceptable and that help is always available. Read More…

Learners from MPCT, House representatives, school Army cadets and members of staff participated in a small Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday 11th November on the school playground. This comprised of the reading of short war poems, a 2 minute silence and the laying of wreaths. Following a school House wreath design competition, the winning designs were incorporated into wreaths and laid jointly by the winning designer and a cadet from each house. The Head, MPCT staff and the 6th Form also laid wreaths. Full story and images of the ceremony here. Read More…

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