Newport schools will offer blended learning during the first week of the spring term (week commencing Monday 4 January 2021).
This decision follows discussions with Welsh Government and the WLGA, and recognises the high transmission rates of Covid-19 across the city and potential impact on the capacity of the education workforce at the start of the new term.
Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 January will be set aside for head teachers to assess staffing levels and review risk assessments. As a result, there will be no facility for any children to attend school on these days.
Between Wednesday 6 and Friday 8 January 2021, hubs will be available for the children of critical workers (nursery to Year 8) and other children with specific needs as assessed by their head teacher.
Children eligible for free school meals will receive a voucher in lieu of free school meal provision for this week.
Face-to-face learning is expected to resume on Monday 11 January 2021.