As you are aware, on Monday we held a Professional Learning Day for staff with pupils returning after the half term break on Tuesday. I am aware that days such as these place a pressure on home as child-care and other arrangements have to be made and I am grateful for your support. It is so difficult for staff to be able to get together for sessions such as these and for us this time is crucial. This Monday, we focussed on the following areas:
- Effective lesson planning with a particular emphasis on lesson ‘starters’ and creating effective learning objectives
- Developing positive classroom relationships
- Using Performance Management to help develop as staff
During our next day, it is planned to look at other parts of effective lesson planning to develop our classroom practice still further.
On our return to school after the half term break it was exciting to see work having started on the Reception and Wellbeing Centre as well as the Eastern Area Safeguarding Hub. These two developments will make a significant impact on provision for our pupils and the wider school community. Please be reminded, once again, that parents and carers are not permitted to drive into school at the start/end of the school day; this is particularly important during this period of building work.
Our photo of the week shows some of the poppies created by members of the community art club at Brynteg School and Carnegie House. This Saturday (9th November) two of our year 11 pupils will be taking part in the family remembrance service in Bridgend Town centre where they will be laying a wreath on behalf of the Brynteg school community.
Thank you for your support.