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All the exciting things we have to report.

Job Vacancy – casual weekend caretaker

The Governing Body are seeking to appoint a casual weekend caretaker to supervise the operation of the impressive new facilities shortly to be opened at the school. Initially these consist of a 3G Artificial Turf Sports Pitch and a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).

In addition to a number of traditional caretaker duties the postholder will be expected to exercise high level customer care skills to provide a welcoming and helpful experience for community groups hiring the facilities.

It is important to note that the appointment is on a casual basis with hours to match bookings made by the community groups, to this extent it is anticipated that these will be influenced by the seasons of the year with more hours anticipated in the autumn/winter than the Spring/Summer.

Pay – £7.50 per hour

Closing Date: 7th December 2015

Please download a full job description and application form here.

Caretaker job description.

Application form – Casual Weekend Caretaker


French and Spanish at the Christmas Tree Festival

The MFL department has reserved a tree at this year’s Llantrisant Christmas tree festival. The French Language Ambassador team have been meeting to create lovely festive craft with French greetings. We hope to have lots of linguistic decorations in French and Spanish to showcase our talent. It is a lovely annual Christmas Festival you can visit to put you in the holiday mood!

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Y Pant Sixth Form Committee

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Children in Need took place on Friday and as always the Sixth Form took part in their annual fancy dress. This year, myself and another student decided to attend as bags of Jelly Beans, which gained a lot of praise on the day so I believe it was a success. Children in Need is one of the best times for the Sixth Form to get together and really contribute to the fundraising done by Y Pant every year. When I started in the Sixth Form last year, a Sixth Form Committee was set up in order to build a team that was engaged in school events and also wanted to have a strong role in the fundraising for the Year 13 Prom. The committee, for the second year, has enjoyed being a part of Children in Need and we are amazed by the incredible £2500 that Y Pant raised this year! We were overwhelmed by the response to the tuck shop this year and once again, it proved successful at both break and lunch. Additionally, the Sixth Form were involved with the running of the activities at lunch including face painting, basketball and helping out with the photo booth; all of which proved to be a lot of fun!

The Sixth Form Committee aims to organise events for the younger years of Y Pant as we have all gone through starting at comprehensive and we know that there is not a great deal of entertainment in our locality. Recently we organised a Halloween Disco for Year 7 and 8, which was held at the drama studio at the school. This was great fun and the response we had was very positive and I know that many of the students would like there to be more. Therefore, I am hoping to use the school website as a way to communicate the new events organised by the Sixth Form Committee, so keep a look out!


Amsterdam Trip Letter

We are running a 4 day trip to Amsterdam in July 2016 (dates to be confirmed when flights released). The trip is open to pupils in years 9-12 and will cost approx. £480.  This is a great opportunity to see an important European city.  The itinerary will be confirmed but will include a cultural tour of the city incorporating Anne Frank’s house and museum.  Letters are available from Mrs Burnell or can be printed from here.


Cameron Impresses at the Youth Parliament

Today, Cameron Docherty in year 8 represented Wales at the UK Youth Parliament in the House of Commons.  This was a tremendous opportunity and one that Cameron made the most of.

The Electoral Reform Society obviously thought he was the man of the moment.

You can just make him out here with some of the other Welsh representatives.

  Cameron was also featured on the BBC News website.  We look forward to hearing all about it on his return on Monday!  


Children in Need 2015

In spite of storm Abigail we had a fabulous day!  The 6th form looked great in their fancy dress and worked hard putting on loads of brilliant activities in the sports hall at lunchtime.  Staff are feeling full as we had a superb coffee morning at break in the staff room with lots of home made cakes and a raffle.

Overall we raised nearly £2500!

6th Form Fancy Dress

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Staff Coffee Morning and Raffle

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Photo Booth

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Altered arrangements for school bus access to the school site

As from Thursday 12th November we will be working with Morgan Sindall on a one week trial of altered arrangements for school bus access to the school site.  They will be allowed to use the construction site entrance to access the school and will use the school gates to leave the school. This arrangement is exclusively limited to school buses.  No other vehicles or pedestrians are allowed to use the construction site entrance at any time.

Y Pant Students Building the Future with Llanmoor Homes

Last week our year 10 BTEC Construction students visited the Llanmoor Homes site in Tonyrefail.  Llanmoor released the following media statement following the successful visit.

Welsh homebuilder, Llanmoor Homes, invited a class of students from a local school to visit one of their developments last week. The year 10 students had the opportunity to learn about what it’s like to work in construction first-hand from Llanmoor’s award-winning team.


The students, who are studying for their Construction GCSE at Y Pant School in Pontyclun, visited Padfield Court in Tonyrefail last Thursday and were lucky enough to hear presentations from Alison Howe from the Construction Industry Training Board, NHBC award-winning Site Manager Dale Dickenson and Llanmoor Homes Construction Director Matthew Grey.


The visit comes as the housebuilding industry is calling for more young people to consider a career in construction. The current shortage in skilled construction workers, combined with the fact that one in five construction workers is set to retire within the next 10 years, means that tens of thousands of workers of all skill levels will be needed to keep up with the growing demand for building new houses.


Matthew Grey , Construction Director at Llanmoor Homes, said:

“The opportunities available for young people to build a career within the industry are huge but we need to make sure we’re doing all we can to encourage people to consider looking at housebuilding.”

As a growing industry, housebuilding is full of varied and exciting roles for people with different skills and interests.


Matthew continued:

“As well as the traditional construction trades, we employ people in HR, sales, admin, design, Technical and management roles

“Sadly however, until recently the trend has been to favour academic study over practical careers, which has contributed greatly to the current shortages. There’s been a lot of pressure on young people to pursue certain types of careers that aren’t the right fit for them. Practical, vocational skills are incredibly valuable, and can lead to a huge variety of exciting, well paid career opportunities.


“At Llanmoor, we want to inspire the next generation of housebuilders so that we can keep producing quality homes for people to build their lives in. We hope that this visit has inspired and encouraged the students from Y Pant School to think seriously about housebuilding as a career.”


Languages Day

The Languages Department recently celebrated a great Languages day with 130 Year 7 pupils participating in a mammoth continental breakfast. Year 11 and Year 12 Language students were on hand  to serve delicious pain au chocolat, muffins and juice.
 French students were set the challenge of designing book covers with a French theme as part of the annual competition. Look out for the winning designs in the MFL area. 
Other activities included a European greetings and Flags competition and some tricky tongue twisters. It was fantastique!.  IMG_1889 IMG_1893 IMG_1894 IMG_1898 IMG_1902