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Curriculum and the school day

​​Welsh Government has issued guidance for the approach to learning​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window which sets out expectations and priorities for learning in schools and settings.​

Schools and settings wishing to undertake domestic day educational visits should continue to undertake the usual risk assessment processes and give consideration to other guidance, including but not limited to:
  • minimising contact with others
  • maintaining social distancing
  • maintaining good hand hygiene

National guidance for the management of outdoor learning​​​​​​​​D​olen allanol yn agor mewn ffenest newydd, off-site visits and learning outside the classroom is provided by the Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel.
Schools should avoid large gatherings such as assemblies or collective worship with more than one group.
We have been working with schools to provide support and reassurance that there can be a safe return for the music service.

COVID-19 Health and Safety guidance has been issued to all peripatetic teachers in schools, in line with Welsh Government Guidance. Measures include: 
  • Tutors should not attend school if they or anyone they live with are showing classic COVID-19 symptoms. The current self-isolation procedures should be followed and this should be reported to managers
  • Tutors should wash or sanitise hands on entering and leaving a school
  • Tutors should observe social distancing at all times, and wear a mask in all communal areas
  • Tutors will ensure teaching rooms maintain ventilation where possible  
  • Tutors should avoid touching pupil’s instruments, particularly mouthpieces. Tutors should use disposable gloves and hand sanitiser if tuning an instrument or if the setting of a reed is required. The sharing of instruments should be avoided unless teaching piano or harp which should be cleaned in between pupils. Pupils will be asked to use sanitiser before playing
  • Pupils should have their own copies of the Music and bring their own instrument to the lesson
  • Tutors should clean their instruments and equipment at the beginning and end of each lesson
  • Physical contact with pupils should be minimised and the handling of music or instruments belonging to pupils
  • Pupils should only be taught individually or in pairs, avoiding mixing school groupings where possible
  • Tutors should be aware of the school’s risk assessment and details of individual school safety and control measures
  • If a child shows symptoms of COVID-19 during the lesson, it should be reported to the school immediately and the schools procedures will be followed

PE lessons will be adapted to reduce risk of spread of COVID-19. Your school may ask pupils to wear their PE kit to school on those days and your school will communicate their plans to you directly.