AT LAST SOME GOOD NEWS, we will be back to Face-to-Face lessons from Tuesday 4th
As before we will be following all the Welsh Government guidelines, as well as the
Dance UK and BBOdance guidance. Once again, we have had to adapt how things will
run before, during and after lessons in the hall. We have also had to have a COVID
biased Risk Assessment undertaken as well as having discussions with both Torfaen
CBC and the church (who own the hall). All this has resulted in the following new
rules regarding lessons.
For the foreseeable future, due to the limits set by Social Distancing, parents and
Guardians will not be allowed into the hall when dropping off or picking up students.
Please escort them to the front (or main) door of the hall when arriving, and collect
them from the rear (or side) door, to allow a one-way system to work in this confined
space. Please park sensibly and keep your distance form each other. If for some reason
you are going to be late dropping off or collecting your daughter, please contact
me by TEXT message (07812 891855), and not by any other form of messaging due to
the lack of wifi and poor phone signal inside that hall.
Be on time! Since everyone entering the hall will need to have their temperature
checked, this will obviously take a little time.
Come ready to dance. This means with your dance uniform on under your outdoor clothing,
and dance shoes ready (but not on). When you have removed your outdoor clothing and
shoes, please put them into a separate bag to your dance bag, and place it under
your seat. Those of you coming straight from school or another activity, must change
in the toilets (one person at a time).
Please ensure that you wear a clean uniform for each day, and that your dirty uniform
is washed before you wear again.
Please make sure all students come with a suitable drinks bottle, and enough to
drink to last their lessons that day. Also please refrain form sharing snacks and
sweets amongst each other. Unfortunately the snack shop will also be unavailable.
We are not allowed to have any cuddly toys or props in use during lessons (or exams
for that matter), so I’m afraid all the cuddlies will have to wait to come back dancing
a little longer.
Hand Sanitiser will be available on entry to and exit from the hall. If you are able
to provide your own, please do so.
Just to reassure all parents, if your child needs help changing their shoes, those
doing so will be wearing Face Shields and will sanitise their hands between each
pair of shoes.
Due to the requirements of Contact Tracing, I need to remind everyone to ensure I
have the correct contact numbers for all students and their parents/guardians. Should
any of these numbers change, please let me know via TEXT message , and if you are
not sure I have the correct current numbers for you please send them to me (via the
Please impress on your child that Social Distancing rules do still apply within lessons,
to keep everyone safe, and the school open.