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Supporting Learners' Safe Return to Schools

Pembrokeshire County Council's Press Release:

Catching up, meeting new teachers and rebuilding relationships with
friends has been top of the agenda for the first week of the return to
school in Pembrokeshire.
Schools have worked hard to ensure a safe return for all learners with
the first pupils walking back through the doors on Thursday, 3rd
Schools will continue to increase operations this week with more and
more learners being supported to return.
Cllr Guy Woodham, Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet Member
for Education and Lifelong Learning said: “I would like to thank
everyone who has supported the return to school settings for
“It is important that we now address the issues that the Covid-19
pandemic has left with us.
“We need to enable learners to have access to high quality teaching
in schools, make sure that we help learners catch up quickly drawing
upon the guidance around learning, ensuring that all learners achieve
the best outcomes possible whilst having a broad and balanced
Schools are ensuring that learners are able to re-build the
relationships with their friends and peers that have been forged in
school settings.
New relationships are being built with new class or subject teachers
throughout the school system. Schools are welcoming new learners
and settling them into school settings.
Steven Richards-Downes, The Director for Education said: “It is very
clear that we are in a time of significant transition in schools. We
understand that learner, family and staff wellbeing needs to be at the
heart of our work.
“Everything we are trying to achieve needs to be grounded in needs
of all our learners.

“All schools are operational and being supported to ensure that the
return to schools is safe and we are mitigating the risks of Covid-19
with the current guidance that is available to us.”

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