Work is just about to begin on our new Wellbeing and Reception Centre which is an exciting new development for Brynteg. This will provide a central focal point for the school which traditionally has operated as two separate schools housed on the same site.
The new centre will provide a welcoming area for parents, carers and others who are visiting our school with parking adjacent to the new main entrance and secure entry system which will allow us to monitor access to the site. A dedicated pupil reception area with access to a medical room will also give our pupils prompt and confidential access to support.
Our facilities for pupils with Additional Learning Needs (including our Nurture room) will be enhanced as they move into space which is more suitable for their learning and support needs. In addition, all members of the Pupil Support team (Mr Wade, Year Leaders, Assistant Year Leaders and the Additional Learning Needs team) will work from the central hub as well as myself, the Careers Advisor and the School Counsellor.
In order to improve security, access to the site via Heol Gam, Ewenny Road and Brynteg Gardens will not be permitted during the school day and this will be controlled by a number of automatic barriers. During school hours parents, carers and visitors to the school will be directed to use the route through the bus bay to dedicated parking spaces outside the new centre. There will not be reception areas in the Languages (lower) and Humanities (upper) school areas with all visitors using the new central area in the Wellbeing and Receptions Centre.
This move will improve significantly the access and provision for our pupils, parents, carers and visitors and combined with the other adaptions to the site will ensure that safeguarding and security procedures will become a priority and not leave our site as open as it is now.
Our photo of the week shows some year 7 pupils who are members of their year group council. They seemed to thoroughly enjoy their first task which was to undertake research into drinks served in our canteen and coffee shop!