Federation – Meeting 15th November 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you already know, we have been working closely with Rhydri Primary School for several years.

The staff and governing bodies of both schools are keen to formalise this arrangement as a federation.  This will mean that the two schools continue to work in partnership to ensure an excellent learning experience for our children.

For both schools, Mr Cook will remain the Headteacher and Mrs Richards the Deputy Head (whilst Miss Bodenham is on maternity leave).

In fact, the only changes will be that the school leadership can spend more time on further improving provision and outcomes at school; the other change is that instead of two separate governing bodies, there will be will be one governing body. This will mean less repetition.

Next week, your child will bring home the formal consultation document about the federation.  This will provide lots of technical details and give you a chance to feedback.

On 15th November at 2.30pm there will be an opportunity to ask any questions you have of representatives from the governing body and the Local Authority at Bedwas Junior School. If you are unable to attend this meeting, you can attend Rhydri Primary School on the same date at 3.45pm.

So, what do you need to do?

  1. Know that the federation formalises the existing successful arrangements
  2. Read the consultation document
  3. Put your response in the box in school
  4. Attend the meeting on 15th Novemberif you have any questions
  5. Keep calm and carry on!

Kind regards,

Ms S Graf – Chair of Governors