Autumn Term Curriculum Plan

You can now download an outline of the work your child will be covering during the Autumn Term.
You will find useful links to websites or ideas for further reading which will help your child maximise their learning. Assessments and important homework are also listed within it.
Your continued support as parents is invaluable in ensuring students achieve their potential and we thank you for this.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

School Uniform Shop 2017

The uniform shop will be open in school on the following dates:

  • Tuesday  July 18 – 4.30pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday July 19 – 4.30pm – 8pm
  • Thursday July 20 – 4.30pm – 8pm
  • Tuesday August 29 – 4.30pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday August 30 – 4.30pm – 8pm
  • Thursday August 31 – 4.30pm – 8pm

Please note: the shop is also open every Thursday during term time (3.00pm until 6.00pm).

Should any parent require a special order, i.e. smaller or larger size than usually stocked, then the order will need to be placed as soon as possible.

I would like to remind parents that volunteers run the uniform shop in order to keep costs of the uniform down. If you are interested in volunteering your services please contact Mrs. Carter , P.A. to the Headteacher on (01443) 562250.

Languages Day

A great languages day for our primary cluster schools on June 29th. Year 6 came to visit and had a fantastic time trying out French, Spanish, German  and even Mandarin in the many language workshops. It was a great opportunity for the Year 10 French GCSE group to share their language skills, and along with Year 12 French and Yr 9 Language Ambassadors to guide the primary pupils though their language journey. 

Worried about bullying? Here’s how to bounce back.

If you are worried about bullying this online tool from Childline helps children gives children some ideas about how to cope.  One of the most important things to do is to tell someone – if we don’t know about it, we can’t stop it.  However, it can be quite difficult to pluck up the courage to tell – this tool includes some really good tips on finding the right adult to talk to and how to plan what you want to say. 

Parent Governor Vacancy

The governing body of Y Pant Comprehensive School has a vacancy for a parent governor and is looking for parents who are interested in this role.  A parent governor is a person with parental responsibility for a pupil attending the school.

The role of governor is an important one, as governing bodies are responsible for undertaking a variety of functions connected with the effective running of the school, including curriculum, budgeting and staffing matters.  You will be supported in these duties by other experienced members of the governing body, the headteacher and the Governor Support Officer. 

The Authority will provide relevant support and information.  Training is provided free of charge.  New governors are encouraged to undertake the foundation course, held at local venues, within the first year of appointment. 

The governing body works together as a group attending a minimum of three meetings per year.  As a parent governor, you will normally hold office for a period of four years, even if your child leaves the school during this time.  However, written resignations may be submitted at any time.

Becoming a governor is subject to certain regulations. Before completing the nomination form, please check that you are eligible by reading the criteria listed on the back page.  The school’s Clerk to the Governing Body will acknowledge your nomination form in due course. 

The Governing Body values your interest.  We would welcome the opportunity to answer any queries you may have, about becoming a governor, by telephone, e-mail or face-to-face at school.

Please see the attached document for more details and a nomination form.

Parent Election – Nomination Form – July 2017

Creativity Exhibition and Showcase Evening a Great Success!

On Thursday 22nd June Y Pant opened its doors to the local community and hosted an Exhibition and Showcase of the creative work undertaken by its pupils.  The evening was the brainchild of music teacher Marvin Thomas who said…

Central to the evening were the live performances.  These included vocal soloists, DJ’s, rock bands, a ukulele group and performances from the cast of “Oliver!”, our school show which takes place on 10th and 11th July.  The musical numbers took place all over the school including the canteen and the open courtyard which created a lovely atmosphere for the 200 or so visitors.  In addition to these A-level Drama students performed short extracts from their exam pieces and A-level Media students revealed their exam show reels in the lecture theatre.

Whilst not being entertained, visitors enjoyed browsing the excellent Art exhibition in the covered courtyard, seeing cookery demonstrations, reading stories and poems, visiting the Learning Resource Centre and listening to pupils discuss their experience at the Hay Festival.  Welsh Baccalaureate students presented their standpoints on global issues and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award group talked about their experiences and sold raffle tickets to help fund their expeditions.

The raffle prizes were donated by local companies and members of staff – we’re very grateful for all donations.   The raffle raised £196! The prizes were won by:

Prize Kindly Donated By Winner
Two tickets to a Cardiff City FC home game Cardiff City FC Mrs Cranstone
Two tickets to any Cardiff Blues home game Cardiff Blues Ceri Matthew
Two day passes to Miskin Manor Spa Miskin Manor Spa Mrs Berry
Two day passes to Miskin Manor Spa Miskin Manor Spa Mrs Nowell-Hughes
Family ticket to the school production of Oliver! Y Pant School Mr and Mrs Gate
Family ticket to the school production of Oliver! Y Pant School Liz Hammacott
House of Commons bottle of wine Chris Elmore MP Mrs Kelly
1.5l bottle of red wine   Mrs Gold
Free MOT at Maynard’s Motor Services Maynard’s Motor Services Mr Wildy
Vase   Mrs Davey
Vase   Mrs Padfield
Rice Bowls   Sarah Harris
Cat scratcher   Gruff Thomas
Bath and Shower oils   Sian Hopkins
Car valet set Halfords, Llantrisant Mr Abdo
Decorative plate Butcher’s Arms Gallery Rachel Hammacott
Necklace Butcher’s Arms Gallery Amanda Jenkins
Two glasses Butcher’s Arms Gallery Mrs Rose
Sterling Silver Necklace   Mrs Parker
Lavender Plant The Flower Pot Mrs Thomas
Treaclemoon Bath Set   Lia Nadimi
Enchanted Grace Bath and Perfume Set   Grace Powell

The DT department showcased some of the excellent projects students have undertaken this year and drew crowds with their 3D printing demonstration.  Y Pant scientists discussed the design of the experiment for the NASA Mission Discovery competition and displayed their winning entry for the Royal Horticultural Society garden design competition and took visitors up to the rooftop classroom.

For many in the local community, this was an excellent opportunity to see our new £24 million building which the school moved into in January and which provided the perfect backdrop for such a creative evening.  

Thanks very much to all the staff and pupils who worked hard all evening, and to everyone who came to visit.