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Pembrokeshire GCSE results 2020

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THE LOCAL AUTHORITY has congratulated all learners who have received GCSE and vocational qualification results this week (Aug 20).

All schools have provided opportunities for learners to receive their results on-site today with appropriate social distancing measures in place. All settings are providing information, advice and guidance to learners via an appointments system.

Learners’ achievements this year are to be celebrated as they are in any other year.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought significant challenges for learners, families, and schools this year with new systems used to calculate learner outcomes due to the cancellation of the Summer 2020 Examination Series.

Guy Woodham, Pembrokeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning said: “The Authority welcomes the Education Minister’s announcement on Monday, 17th of August, on the Summer 2020 Examination Series and the decision to use Centre Assessed Grades.

“The last few months have been difficult for all learners, their families and schools and we thank the Minister for taking the decision to support learners and the schools.”

Councillor Woodham went on: “I would like to congratulate all learners on their achievements. As a local authority, we have been committed to supporting learners in achieving the best possible outcomes.

“Learners who have received their results today will have acquired a range of skills that enable them to be lifelong learners and hopefully achieve more than they thought possible. I wish all learners every success for the future.”

The Council’s Director for Education, Steven Richards-Downes, added: “Schools have worked hard to provide learners with dignity, purpose and options. We congratulate all learners today on their achievements. Every school has enabled learners to achieve outcomes that will provide them with a range of options.

“This year, more than ever, should not be about the data. It is about celebrating learners and their achievements whatever the grade, making sure they focus on their next steps and moving forward.

“We are sharing in the success of each learner and all schools have shared examples of this success with the Council.”

The governors and staff at Ysgol Bro Gwaun congratulate all learners on their
Achievements.

Mr Paul Edwards, Headteacher at Ysgol Bro Gwaun commented, ‘The results our
students have received today are richly deserved, and are a testament to their hard
work throughout the year and in previous years. Under difficult circumstances, these
are an outstanding set of results, and are a fair reflection of the efforts made by both
pupils and staff.

GCSE students at Ysgol Bro Gwaun

He continued, ‘We thank our students for their significant contribution to all aspects
of school life throughout their time at Ysgol Bro Gwaun, and wish them every
success as they move on to the next chapter in their lives’.

Diolch i bawb a weithiodd mor gydwybodol i sicrhau llwyddiant eleni o dan
amgylchiadau anodd, a llongyfarchiadau mawr i bawb ar eu perfformiadau.

Notable successes of A* and A include –
Tomos Davies 12A*
Joss Lerwill 11A*, 2A
Zoe LaTrobe 9A*, 1A, 1B, 1C
Libby Rands 8A*, 5A
Alonwy Roberts 8A*, 2A, 2B
Madeleine Stott 7A*, 5A
Rebecca Hall 6A*, 3A, 3B
Christopher Harries 4A*, 6A, 2B
Liliana Westrip 3A*, 7A, 2B

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Pembrokeshire residents can quickly check symptoms for variety of conditions on NHS 111 Wales online

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NHS 111 Wales online symptom checker can save Pembrokeshire patients time by helping them find the right NHS service for treatment. Symptoms can be quickly checked for a variety of conditions and advice given on the best way to treat them by visiting www.111.wales.nhs.uk which is hosted by the Welsh Ambulance Service.

The way we access NHS services has changed as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with more options now becoming increasingly utilised, including the NHS 111 Wales online service which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can be used for both health information and advice and to access urgent primary care in Welsh and English.

In a recent YouGov survey, a third of Pembrokeshire residents had not even heard of the NHS 111 Wales online symptom checker and only 19% had used it during the past 12 months.

Andrew Carruthers, Director of Operations at Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “We are asking everyone to help us by reconsidering the way you access NHS services. The methods available have changed but we are still here for you. It is worth getting to know the different ways you can access the NHS so you can be seen and treated quicker with your first port of call being NHS 111 Wales.”

According to the YouGov survey, carried out for the Welsh Government’s Keep Wales Safe campaign, only 67% of Pembrokeshire residents had heard of the NHS 111 Wales online symptom checker. However, 86% said they felt it was important to have access to the service.   

NHS 111 Wales online can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. The way it works is: You answer questions about your symptoms on the website and depending on the situation you will:

  •           Get self-care advice
  •           Be told how to get any medicine you need
  •           Find out what local service can help you
  •           Be connected to a nurse, emergency dentist, pharmacist or GP
  •           Get a face-to-face appointment if you need one
  •           Be given an arrival time if you need to go to A&E – this might mean you spend less time in A&E

For those who don’t have confidence going online to seek advice, there is the NHS 111 Wales phone service. This is also a free service where patients can contact the NHS by dialling 111 to receive advice on the best way to manage their issue or gain further assistance if needed. The bilingual telephone service is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Eighty-four percent of Pembrokeshire residents had heard of the NHS 111 Wales phone service when asked for the recent YouGov survey but only 20% had used the telephone service during the last 12 months.

 

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Trial date for son accused of killing mum

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THE SON of Judith Rhead, 68, who was found dead in her home in Market Street, Pembroke Dock on Feb 20 will now appear in Crown Court again in October.

Dale Morgan, 43, said to be a scout master, appeared in court only to confirm his name, date of birth and address – which was listed as Honeyborough Green, Neyland.

A plea and trial preparation hearing date was set for March 26 with a provisional trial date set for October 4.

He was remanded in custody.

In court papers it stated that the alleged murder took place between December 10, 2020 and February 21, 2021.

The paperwork demonstrates that the police are unsure of the exact date that Ms Rhead died. The large date range, two months, points to the likelihood that this will be a challenging case for all those involved.

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Launch of Haverfordwest Castle Conservation Management Plan

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MEMBERS of the public are being asked to help shape the future of Haverfordwest Castle as a draft Conservation Management Plan (CMP) is launched.

One of Pembrokeshire’s most important historical assets, the Castle is owned by Pembrokeshire County Council, which has produced the CMP.

The plan:

▪ sets out the significance of the castle and describes how the building will be protected with any new use, alteration, repair or management; 

▪ will help with the planning of maintenance, conservation and repair work and adaptation of the site to meet new or changing uses; 

▪ will help promote understanding of the site and look at improving public access and activities for local people and visitors; 

▪ will support proposals to conserve the castle and adaptations of the site in response to climate change; 

▪ and underpin funding applications to support improvements

An engagement exercise has been launched alongside the Plan, giving members of the public with an interest in the historic and/or environmental significance of the castle an opportunity to comment on the document and share their views.

To take part in the engagement exercise, please click on the following link: 

https://haveyoursay.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/regeneration-communities

The deadline for responses is Sunday, March 28, 2021.

 

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