Monday 11th February 2019

As the temperatures finally returned to a seasonal norm and with the recent snow melted, we were finally able to hold the Parents Revision Session for Year 11 learners.

It was worth the wait.

Learner focused and with staff and parental engagement, the session provided opportunities to work together ahead of what is widely predicted to be a summer of individual and collective success. There was also poetry reading!

Also in attendance were Myrick Training, Cambrian Training and Careers Wales as we work with our partners to develop individual routes to employment for our learners. All three organisations will be in school to meet and discuss career paths with our learners over the next few weeks.

The second session will now be held on Wednesday 6th March 6pm with science, mathematics and Modern Foreign Languages while the school choir will also perform. It is our intention to offer similar sessions to parents of learners in other year groups. It isn’t just about the results it is about the journey.

I was delighted to host both Dr Alec Clark, Head of Learning Powys CC, and Education Portfolio Holder Myfawny Alexander at the school this week. It is challenging and exciting times ahead for us all but with the support of the wider community we can overcome those challenges as well as share in the excitement of providing a quality education provision in the area.

Year 9 examinations have just finished with the Parents Evening scheduled for Wednesday 20th February and there was an excellent turnout for the 6th form Parents Evening earlier this week.

As the half term approaches we continue to prepare for our School Eisteddfod to which several of our cluster primary schools will also be attending and also celebrate sporting success through Lucy Jones (Swimming) and Arthur Powell (Athletics). Year 7 and Year 8 also performed well achieving huge success at the County Badminton Championships.

It has been a fast and furious five weeks and it would be remiss of me not to publically thank the staff at the school for their support during my initial tenure at the school. Anyone who doubts the professionalism of the staff may just need to speak to those parents who attended the revision session. That is evidence of a school moving in the right direction. We are developing a legacy and continuing to build upon the tradition of Caereinion.

Philip Jones
Prifathro/ Headteacher
Ysgol Caereinion