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Head’s Blog 15th November 2019

This has been another incredibly busy week at Brynteg. Our remembrance events started with two of our year 11 pupils representing the school at the Bridgend town service, followed by our traditional sixth form assembly where the names of all of the ex-pupils who lost their lives were read out and then, throughout the week, the rest of the school took part in assemblies led by our year 10 drama students.  Every single pupil at Brynteg took part in some way in the act of remembering those who gave their lives in the two World Wars and other wars and conflicts since with their response demonstrating a high level of maturity and compassion.

Last night we held our year 8 parent/carer evening.  It was so good to see so many parents and carers who had the opportunity to meet with subject teachers.  This is in addition to other ‘review’ meetings with form tutors which we have introduced this year and together with the more traditional parent/carer evening, will provide a much better home/school contact.

This week has also been Anti-Bullying week and this has provided us with the opportunity to review and current policy and work to develop this in the coming months.  This work will start with our pupils who will play a lead role in the development of the new policy working alongside and advising our governing body.  Our starting point will be to accurately define the term ‘bullying’ and as a prompt, the following definition from the Anti-Bullying Alliance will be used:

the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face to face or online

As you may have read on Facebook/Twitter, it is a pleasure to be able to welcome two new parent governors to our governing body.  Mr Robbie Owen and Mr Dale Richards both of whom are will be well known to many pupils, parents and carers as Deputy Headteachers of Penybont and Litchard Primary schools respectively.  I am sure their experience will be invaluable as we strive to improve Brynteg School still further.

Our photo of the week shows Mrs Thomas’ A Level Ethics class enjoying a bit of healthy competition completing a ‘Retrieval Practice’ starter to their lesson.

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