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Head’s Blog 15th March 2019

Thank you to the 198 parents and carers who completed our online questionnaire regarding all aspects of our provision.  The results are now being analysed and they will be presented during the ‘Open Meeting with the Headteacher’ which is taking place on Wednesday 3rdApril at 5.00pm.  During the meeting it is not only intended to present the findings, but also to discuss with you what is planned to be done in order to address the issues identified.

There are a number of exciting developments taking place at school all with the aim of providing our pupils with even better provision.  For example, at the present time we are currently reviewing our reporting system, developing a new and more balanced calendar of events, discussing how we can offer parents and carers more 1 to 1 feedback and so on.  This certainly is an exciting time at Brynteg and it is so important that parents and carers take every opportunity to play a key role in this.

Our year 9 option process continues as the option form is now live.  All pupils now need to complete this form and ensure that it is returned by Friday 29thMarch.  Hopefully, pupils, parents and carers have all found the information contained in the online course booklet, the advice given in special assemblies and the discussions with teachers last night’s parent/carer evening as helping with the decision.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at school should you require any further assistance with this decision.

The form can be accessed using the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/x4vzvoBZBcWPcNAf1

A number of parents and carers have queried the position regarding wearing polo shirts after Easter – here is an extract from the newsletter which was sent out in July 2018 which I hope clarifies the situation:

As your thoughts may be turning to purchasing uniform for next year, it is important to explain to you the new arrangements for the post-Easter period.  Pupils in years 7, 10 and 12 will continue to wear their shirt and tie – there will be no requirement for them to wear a jumper/blazer.   This means that parents and carers will not have to purchase polo shirts in these year groups for what is, a relatively short period of time.  As these years progress through the school, so will the new arrangement.  Pupils in years 8,9,11 and 13 (Easter 2019) can wear polo shirts if they have already purchased them but this is optional – they may well wish to continue with the shirt and tie arrangement as described above.   In addition, a reminder that the transition arrangements for moving to our new school uniform have now ended and on our return in September, all pupils will be required to wear the school blazer.

Our photo of the week is another from our recent Eisteddfod.  The festivities continued this week as we held our Eisteddfod celebration concert where, once again, our amazing pupils demonstrated how talented they are.

Best wishes

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