Election of ONE Parent Governor

Parents of Pupils attending:  Bedwas Junior School

Election of ONE Parent Governor

Governing Body of Bedwas Junior School

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Would you like to be more involved in your child’s education?  If so why not consider becoming a school governor.  All schools have places for Parent Governors and we currently have a vacancy for ONE of these positions at the above School.

Governors make decisions about many aspects of the school including the curriculum, staffing and the school’s finances.  This role is essential to the education of children in the Borough of Caerphilly so please consider standing.  In case you feel a little apprehensive about the responsibilities of the role, we offer training to assist you.

Meetings of the Governing Body have to be held at least once per school term; you can serve as a Governor on up to two schools at any one time and the term of office is four years. If you have parental responsibility for a child at the school then you are eligible to stand, although there are certain restrictions as summarised on the nomination form (for full details please contact a member of the Governor Support Team– contact details as below).

Nominating yourself is simple just complete a nomination form available from the school office, including a short personal statement, and return to your child’s school.  Both parents are eligible to stand for election but because we aim to reduce paper use we only send out one nomination form.  We welcome applications from both parents – please ask the school for another form.  If there are more nominations than vacancies we will hold a ballot and circulate your statement together with voting papers.

If you have any questions about the role of Governors, parental elections, nominations or appointments please contact me on the phone number below.

Yours sincerely

Loren Taylor  – Governor Support Assistant

01443 863221  –  Loren.taylor@sewaleseas.org.uk


Mrs Bradley has requested that all violinists come to school for 8.30am on Tuesday 12th December for a final practice before the concert on Friday 15th. The practice is taking place at this time because of the school trip that day.


Could you check your children’s uniform to make sure that they have not taken someone else’s items home by mistake? There are some missing jumpers that have names in them and some jumpers in lost property that do not have names.

Be Bright Day

In order to support local initiatives linked to road safety, we are having a ‘Be Bright’ day tomorrow (Thursday 30th November). Children are invited to wear the brightest clothes they own to school.

Musical Instrument Amnesty

A message from Caerphilly Music Service – Do you have a musical instrument that you don’t use anymore? A violin gathering dust? A trumpet lying forgotten at the back of a cupboard? A flute hidden in the depths of the attic? Is your instrument in general good repair?

If so, you could get involved in Instruments for Kids and give a child from a local school the gift of music and your instrument a new lease of life!


From 20-24 November, Music Amnesty Week will be running across Wales. The Welsh Government and Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams want the people of Wales to dig out their used instruments and donate them to their local drop-off point. All donated instruments will be used within our local area.


If you think you might be able to help, your local drop-off point will be Ty Penallta, Ystrad Mynach. Alternatively, instruments can be brought to Bedwas Juniors in order to be passed on.

Be Bright Day

In order to support local initiatives linked to road safety, we are having a ‘Be Bright’ day on Thursday 30th November. Children are invited to wear the brightest clothes they own to school.

Bedwas Book Day

Thank you and well done to everyone for their contribution towards our successful Bedwas Book Day! A huge range of characters made their appearance amongst both the children and the staff. The author Daniel Morden also entertained the children with a storytelling session for each class. Further details about his work can be found at www.gomer.co.uk/authors/danielmorden.html. Thank you again for the way in which you supported our children.

Library Visits

This week, each class will be visiting Bedwas Library for one session of a school day. Yellow, Green and Orange are visiting on Wednesday.

Purple, Blue and Red classes will be visiting on Friday (Children in Need day), the children in these classes could bring a change of clothes to put on when they walk to the Library if they prefer. They will need a coat and shoes for the walk in case of poor weather.

School Blog

We are currently looking at ways in which we can update and make better use of our school blog. If you have any ideas or skills to offer please let us know!