|Miss Emily Whatley||2nd in Mathematics|
|Mrs Lorna CranstoneMr. Craig Beckett||Teacher of MathematicsTeacher of Design Technology|
|Ms Sarah Owen||P/T Teacher of Mathematics|
|Ms Rachel Banner||Teacher of English (maternity cover)|
|Miss Beth PrettyMr. James Jones||Teacher of Mathematics (maternity cover)Teacher of ICT (maternity cover)|
|Miss Lucy Bunce||Seconded to the Senior Leadership Team during the Summer Term 2014|
|Mrs Leigh Thomas||Special Needs Support Assistant|
|Mrs. June Crichton||Special Needs Support Assistant|
Head of Progress and Assistant Head of Progress – Staff Members
|Year||Head of Progress||Assistant Head of Progress|
|7||Mrs. Johns||Mrs. Davies|
|8||Mrs. Burnell||Mr. Browne|
|9||Miss Owen||Dr. Jones|
|10||Mrs. Arnold||Mrs. Davey|
|11||Mrs. Mortimer||Mrs. Lloyd|
|12 and 13||Mrs. Nowell-Hughes||Miss Purcell|
MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY – MONDAY 4th MAY 2015
Monday 20th July will be an INSET Day. Other INSET days will be finalised in the Autumn Term.
|TERMBEGINS||HALF TERMSTARTS||HALF TERMENDS||TERMENDS|
|Autumn 2014||Monday1 September||Monday27 October||Friday31 October75||Friday19 DecemberDays|
|Spring 2015||Monday5 January||Monday16 February||Friday20 February55||Friday27 MarchDays|
|Summer 2015||Monday13 April||Monday25 May||Friday29 May65||Monday20 JulyDays|
School will be closed for staff training on the following dates:-
- Friday 3rd October
- Monday 23rd February
- Friday 19th June
Important Dates for your Diary
|25th September||Year 6||Open Evening.|
|23rd October||Year 7||Parent Information Evening.|
|13th November||Year 11||Parents Evening.|
|15th January||Year 9||Parents Evening.|
|29th January||Year 9||Options Information Evening.|
|5th February||Year 7||Parents Evening.|
|26th February||Year 10||Parents Evening.|
|12th March||Year 11||Options Information Evening.|
|23rd April||Year 8||Parents Evening.|
Outstanding External Examination Results
Once again I have great pride and delight in being able to report record results for the school. At Key Stage 4, 88% of pupils attained the Level 2 threshold of at least 5A*-C grades. Even more impressively, 75% of pupils attained the Level 2 threshold including English and Maths. To put this into context, last year only 5 schools in the whole of Wales attained higher than this and each of those are in areas of much greater social advantage than Y Pant. Furthermore, 18% of pupils attained the new measurement of Level 2++ which is 5 A*-A including English and Maths; 25 of these pupils achieved an incredible 10 A grades or better! We had the highest set of English and Maths results and the second highest set of Science results in the history of the school.
At Key Stage 5, 26% of results were awarded A* or A; 53% were awarded A*-B grades: both above the national Welsh average. Seven students achieved the equivalent of at least 3 A grades at A Level. Congratulations to Jacqueline Hopkins, Arwel Poacher, Ellen Havard, Sophie Thomas, Faye Jones, Gareth Day and Alex Rogers for this impressive achievement.
These figures represent fantastic achievements on the part of the pupils and reflect upon the hard work of their teachers and the support of their parents and carers. Congratulations and thanks to all.
Year 6 Open Evening – Thursday 25th September
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you and your child to Y Pant School’s Open Evening on September 25th. This is intended mainly for parents and guardians of Year 6 pupils who are considering Y Pant as the school of choice for their children. It is, however, also an opportunity for parents of younger children to attend if they wish. You are all welcome.
The evening will begin at 5.45p.m with a presentation given by myself in our Sports Hall. From 6.15p.m onwards there will be guided tours of the school for small groups where you will have the chance to visit subject areas, meet with teachers and see part of the wealth of learning activities that we provide for our pupils.
We are extremely proud of the teaching and learning that takes place in our school and of the examination results that our young people produce at all levels. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible on the 25th and, hopefully, in the years to come.
Free School Meals
It is my understanding that we have pupils in our school who have not registered their entitlement to free school meals. If you receive any of these benefits then you are entitled to free school meals:
- Child Tax Credit (where total annual income is less than £16,190
- Income Support
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Employment Support Allowance
It is worth knowing that free school meals can save you about £500 per child per year. Once registered for free school meals your child will also qualify for financial support towards their school uniform. Our cashless canteen system in Y Pant guarantees anonymity for pupils on free school meals as the money is automatically added to each pupil’s account.
To apply for free school meals or to find out more please call 01443 681081 or log on to www.rctcbc.gov.uk/whyforkout.
School Uniform will be available to buy from the “Uniform Shop” which is open every Thursday from 3.30pm – 6pm. Please note, uniform will not routinely be available outside of these hours.
Impromptu School Closure
Around this time of year there is always the possibility that the school might have to be closed at very short notice. This might be as the result of inclement weather or perhaps a failure in one of the major utilities. In the event of this happening it is important that all pupils, particularly younger pupils, understand the arrangements you have made for them.
The decision to close the school at short notice will not be taken lightly. However, there may be times when to remain open would put at risk the health and safety of both students and staff at the school. We will, of course, endeavour to ensure that no pupil is left in an unsafe situation. Please check the school website, Facebook page and Twitter feed for updated information.
The school rules allow girls to wear a stud earring in each lower lobe. However, on health and safety grounds these MUST BE removed for the duration of each P.E. lesson. Putting a plaster over a recently pierced ear is not acceptable.
Pupils, whether boys or girls, will not be allowed to attend school with a plaster covering a recent piercing. If you must allow your child to be pierced in any way then it is important that this takes place at the beginning of a long school holiday period. This will allow the necessary healing to take place prior to his/her return to school and thus allow your child to comply with the school rules regarding jewellery.
Entry onto School Premises
In the interest of pupil safety parents must not transport pupils onto school premises. In exceptional circumstances a pass will be issued by Mrs. Carter, the Headteacher’s P.A.