This week I am focussing on the Premises Team as the spotlight is put on our wonderful support colleagues at Brynteg School.
The team is a small one consisting of four members of staff – Michael Bayliss (premises manager) and Rob Matthews, Kris Zurek and Pawel Feduniec who are all Premises Officers. They have the responsibility of ensuring that the whole of the school site is safe, secure and ready for learning and teaching; no small task on a site so large and split into so many smaller units.
The day for the premises team starts many hours before the pupils arrive as the buildings are opened and prepared for the day. As a result of school activities and external bookings late nights are part of the regular working week pattern for the team at the end of the day. In addition to this, the school is open during the weekends for use by different community groups meaning members of the team have to be on-hand once again.
Against the backdrop of financial cuts and an ever more demanding ageing school estate, it has to be said that the work that this team has done has been quite amazing! There are exciting plans for the future as we seek to develop areas of the school and without the talent and dedication of the premises team, these plans would not even be able to be considered. Thank you to the premises team for making such a difference to our school.
Next Tuesday (3rd December) at 5.30pm the regular Open Meeting with the Head meeting will take place in the Humanities (Upper) Hall. All parents and carers are welcome to attend – the agenda is yours!
Our photo of the week shows some of our pupils undertaking some shadow experiments in science.