Staffing Update  

This week, we will be saying goodbye to learning support assistant, Mr Russell Price who has secured a position in Rhydri Primary School.  Mr Price, who is very popular with the children, has worked as both a learning support assistant and a mid day supervisor for the last five years.  We wish him the very best for the future.

As parents/carers will know, this is my last week as Headteacher of Bedwas Junior School.  I consider myself to be extremely lucky to have worked within this fantastic community for the last six years.  I am very grateful to the hard work of the children who have risen to the many challenges and have displayed huge enjoyment and enthusiasm for their learning.  The children in Bedwas Junior School have a well rounded, happy nature that has made me enjoy coming to school every single day.

Thank you also to parents and carers who have always supported the school and embraced the many intiatives.  Occasionally, schools and parent communities can find themselves at odds with each other which can impact on the day-to-day learning of the children.  However, the strong partnership between Bedwas Juniors and parents/carers has led to very effective outcomes for the pupils in school.

Finally, I would like to personally thank Miss Bodenham, all the teaching and support staff and the Governing Body who work tirelessly and enthusiastically for the Bedwas community.  As a school, we are very fortunate to have such a wealth of experience and talent on the team that makes a huge contribution to the wellbeing and progress of pupils.

I am very much looking forward to my new role as Strategic Lead for School Improvement in the local authority.  This role will include monitoring the performance of all primary and secondary schools across the Caerphilly LA, including Bedwas Junior itself!  Therefore, I will continue to have a strategic involvement in the lives of the pupils from primary school through to secondary.

Later this week, the Governing Body will send a letter to all parents confirming the arrangements for the summer term and next year.  In light of the above, I am very confident that the school is well placed to build on its current success and am looking forward to seeing the school move in an exciting, bold new direction.