Our theme of the week has been ‘happiness’ and there certainly have been a lot of smiling faces around Brynteg over the last few days. We are committed to ensuring that wellbeing is placed firmly at the core of all of our work as we know happy children learn.
I know I have written a great deal about our enrichment programme but it seems perfectly appropriate to mention it again the context of our theme of the week. As I walked around the activities which were on offer during the last enrichment session of the term, the sense of happiness and enjoyment was palpable. I can honestly say that despite all of the measures that are used as indicators of success in education, smiles on the faces of pupils (and staff) mean more than anything. Once again, I would like to thank the pupils and staff for making this major new initiative such a success.
We held a staff meeting on Monday evening where plans to remodel the school were discussed. Part of the plans involve locating a central reception area as part of a Wellbeing Centre where the languages block is currently located. It is planned to locate our additional learning needs provision in the centre as well as a medical room, counselling rooms and so on. The location would offer clear access to parents, carers and visitors through the existing bus bay. Plans are at a very early stage but your input would be most welcome.
Finally, our photo of the week is another which requires little explanation. It is taken from one of our Santa Appeal fundraising activities and is wonderful!