YSGOL MAESYDDERWEN

Working Together, Achieving More
Cydweithio a Chyflawni

from the Headteacher

On behalf of the Governors, staff and students I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Ysgol Maesydderwen.  On this website you will find plenty of useful information about our school; it will certainly give you an insight into the opportunities we provide in order for our young people to learn, develop and prosper.  Every day we do our best to ensure that every child becomes successful, curious and ambitious. Our aim is that every pupil at Ysgol Maesydderwen flourishes and is happy.

I am proud to be the Headteacher of a school which is at the heart of its local community.  Ysgol Maesydderwen has been serving Ystradgynlais and its surrounding areas for well over 100 years.  This rich heritage, combined with our outstanding 21st century learning environment, provides pupils with the best possible platform for success.  We aim to support pupils in achieving their potential across a range of academic and vocational subjects, focusing on the development of their literacy, numeracy and digital skills.  We want all our pupils to leave school with the ability to compete in the world of work or in further or higher education.

Our school mission statement is “Working Together, Achieving More” and this underpins all we do as a school community.  We have high expectations of all and we are committed to supporting every pupil to achieve their personal best.

A school website can only tell part of a school’s story.  Please follow us on social media or  better still arrange a visit.  Our doors are open and we welcome all.  I very much look forward to working with you and your children to ensure they become successful, happy and resourceful young people in the future.

 

Mr Phil Grimes

Headteacher / Pennaeth


 


Welcome

Our Staff

Senior Leadership Team

Headteacher                    

Deputy Headteacher        

Assistant Headteacher

Assistant Headteacher

Associate Leader  


Heads of School

Lower School (Acting)  

Middle School   

Upper School   


Learning Leaders

Arts and Technology  

English    

Humanities, P.E & WBQ

Languages   

Mathematics   

Science   

Specialist Teaching Unit


Deputy Learning Leaders

English    

Humanities   

P.E    

Science   

Mathematics and I.T.  


Teachers

D.T.    

English    

English    

French    

French    

Geography   

Health & Social Care  

Maths    

Maths    

Maths    

Music    

P.E.
Transition   

Welsh    

Welsh    



Mr. P. Grimes

Mr. M. Jones

Miss V. Jenkins

Mr. J. Taffurelli

Mrs. J. Davies




Mrs. R. Bullions

Mrs. C. M. Jones

Mr. J. Lewis




Miss K. Gullam

Mrs. A. Thomas

Mrs. J. Davies

Mrs. R. Williams

Mrs. C. Jones

Mrs. F. Brodrick

Mrs. L. Jones




Mrs. T. Hales

Mrs. M. Davies

Mr. D. Jones

Mr. D. Johnston

Mrs. H. Lougher




Mrs. N McGibney

Mr. J. Rees

Mrs. K. Johns

Mr. D. Barbeau

Mrs. M. Lloyd

Mrs. K. Rees

Mrs. A. Buchanan

Mr. H. Davies

Mr. P. Martin

Mr. T. Mellor

Mrs. D. Clear

Mrs. F. Morgan

Mrs H Ace
Mrs. A. Lewis

Mrs. J. Williams

Pupil Support


Cover Supervisor  

Pastoral Support  

Pastoral Support  

Pastoral Support


Learning Support  

Learning Support   

Learning Support  

Learning Support  

Learning Support  

Learning Support  

Learning Support  

Learning Support  

Learning Support  

Learning Support  

Learning Support  

Lunchtime Supervisor  

Lunchtime Supervisor  


Sport 5x60 Officer  


Technician (DT)  

Technician (DT)  

Technician (IT)   

Technician (IT)   

Technician (Science)  


Administration Team


Senior Admin. Officer  

Caretaker   

Caretaker   

Examinations Officer

Headteacher’s P.A.  

Reprographics Officer
Receptionist  



Mrs. J. Millar

Mr. S. Harvey

Mrs. E. Piddington

Mr. H. Thomas


Mrs. L. Daniel

Mrs. M. Dorgan

Mrs. M. Evans

Mrs. H. Hibben

Mr. W. Maynard

Mr. J. Muzil

Miss. S. Newman

Mrs. L. Pickett

Mrs. M. Smith

Miss. S. Watkins

Mrs. L. Welch

Mrs. N. Christopher

Mr. A. Davies


Mr. M. Kelly


Mrs. C. Burke

Mr. A. Davies

Mr. R. Harris

Ms. L. Hough

Mrs. C. Jones




Mrs. K. Gaffney

Mr. A. Davies

Mr. T.  Gaffney

Mr. C. Cooper

Mrs. B. Panfili

Mrs. C. Burke
Mrs L. Watkins

Headteacher: Mr P. Grimes

Tudor Street, Ystradgynlais, Swansea, SA9 1AP

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The School Day

  
  PERIOD

  
  MONDAY-FRIDAY


   08:45


   Warning Bell


   08:45 - 08:50


   Movement Time

  
   
8:50 - 09:10


   Tutor Period

   
   
9:10 - 10:10


   Lesson 1


   10:10 - 11:10


   Lesson 2


   11:10 - 11:30


   Morning Break


   11:30


   Warning Bell

   
   11:30 - 11:35

   
   Movement Time


   11:35 -12:35


   Lesson 3


   12:35 - 13:35


   Lesson 4

   
   13:35 - 14:10


   Lunch


   14:10


   Warning Bell

    
   14:10 - 14:15


   Movement Time


   14:15 - 15:15


   Lesson 5


   15:15


   End of School Day

The School Calendar

  
  TERM

  
  START DATE


   Autumn


   Wednesday 2nd September 2020


   Spring


  Tuesday 5th January 2021

  
   
Summer


   Tuesday 13th April 2021

  
  HALF-TERM DATES

  
  END DATE


  Monday 19th October 2020 -
  Friday 30th October 2020


   Friday 18th December    2020  


  Monday 15th February 2021 –
  Friday 19th February 2021


   Friday 26th March 2021

  
  
Monday 31st May –
  Friday 4th June 2021


   Friday 16th July 2021

Unfortunately, due to current COVID restrictions, key events in the school calendar have been suspended.  Regular updates to parents will be provided via Schoop.

Non-Pupil Inset Days 2020/21


Useful Dates 2020/21

      · Good Friday: Friday 2nd April 2021

      · Easter Monday: Monday 5th April 2021

      · May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 3rd May 2021

      · Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 31st May 2021


School Policies and Documents

Dear Parents; We have an ongoing programme of reviewing policies at Ysgol Maesydderwen and we are keen to ensure that you are able to provide us with feedback on key polices.

If you wish to add any observations or comments please send them to :
[email protected]hs.powys.sch.uk  

Thank you in anticipation of your response.

​There are currently no policies open for review..

  
   Powys Disagreement Resolution


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   SEN Policy


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   Powys Schools Sickness Absence
   Policy 2017


   
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   Admissions Information and    Arrangements 2021-22


   
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   Attendance Policy


   
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   Attendance Pathway


   
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   Bereavement in Schools Policy


   
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   Charging Policy


   
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   Child Protection Policy


   
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   Complaints Procedure


   
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DBS Recruitments and Vetting Checks


   
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   e-safety Policy


   
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   Fairness and Dignity at Work Policy


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   Powys Schools Flexible Working Policy


   
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   Freedom of Information Policy


   
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   Maesydderwen - Powys Grievance    Procedure


   
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   Health & Safety Policy


   
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   Inclement Weather


   
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   Non-Smoking Policy


   
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   Shared Parental Leave Policy


   
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Capability Procedures for Teachers


   
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   Performance Capability Policy -    Procedures


   
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   Behaviour Policy


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   DFL Operating Procedures September    2020


   
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   Recruitment and Selection Policy


   
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   Redeployment Policy - Teachers

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   Redeployment Policy - Non Teachers


   
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   Redundancy Policy


   
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   Retirement Policy - Non Teachers


   
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   Safeguarding Policy


   
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   Prevent Policy


   
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   Safer Recruitment Guidance


   
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School Keyholder Policy


   
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   School Session Times


   
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   School Uniform Policy


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   Special Leave Policy


   
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   Substance Misuse Policy for Pupils


   
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   Substance Misuse Policy for Staff


   
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   Supporting Working Parents Policy


   
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   Powys LA School Partnership
   Agreement 2018-2021


   
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   Schools Service Accessibility Strategy    2018-2021


   
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   Restraint Policy


   
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   Cover Policy


   
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   Disposal of Assets Policy


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   Fire Evacuation - Staff


   
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   Children Looked After Policy


   
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   Policy on Unacceptable Actions by    Complainants


   
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   GDPR Privacy Notice


   
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   Whistleblowing Policy


   
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   Code of Conduct for Governing Bodies -    September 2020


   
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Our Governors

Position


Community Governor   

Community Governor

Community Governor

Community Governor

Community Governor


Headteacher Governor
  

LEA Governor

LEA Governor

LEA Governor

LEA Governor

LEA Governor

  

Parent Governor

Parent Governor

Parent Governor

Parent Governor

Parent Governor

Parent Governor


Staff Governor

Teacher Governor

Teacher Governor

Clerk to the Governors

 

 

Forename


Susan

Elaine

Nicola

Helen



Phil

Hugh

Cllr David

Richard

Cllr Susan

Cllr Huw


Betsy

Craig

Nigel

Kiera

Craig

Edward


Linda

Hayley

David

Paul



Chair of Governors - Hugh Pattrick
Vice-Chair of Governors - Richard Walters

If you wish to contact anyone of the Governing Body please contact the school and /or the Clerk to the Governors via email [email protected]hs.powys.sch.uk

Governors Report to Parents 2019-20 (Download PDF)

Surname


Pyart  

Reynolds  

Griffiths  

Howe



Grimes
 

Pattrick

Thomas  

Walters

McNicholas  

Williams


Morgan

Jones  

Hickey  

Lee

Jones

King


Daniel  

Loughor

Johnston
 

Hibben


  

Expected
Occ End Date


21.03.2022

21.03.2022

12.12.2022

08.12.2024



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20.11.2021

31.08.2024

30.09.2024

31.08.2024

31.08.2024


08.12.2024

12.02.2022

02.07.2022

08.12.2024
02.07.2022

08.12.2024


08.12.2024

31.08.2022

31.08.2022


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   Centre Assessment Policy Summer    2020-21


   
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