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


 


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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 2021


   Thursday 2nd September 2021


   Spring 2022


  Wednesday 5th January 2022

  
   
Summer 2022


   Tuesday 26th April 2022

  
  HALF-TERM DATES

  
  END DATE


  Monday 25th October 2021 to Friday   29th October 2021


   Wednesday 22nd    December 2021


  Monday 21st February 2022 to Friday   25th February 2022


   Thursday 7th April 2022

  
  
Monday 30th May 2022 to Friday 3rd   June 2022


   Thursday 14th July 2022

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 2021/22


Useful Dates 2021/22


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..

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



-


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


-


Senior Leadership Team

Headteacher                    

Deputy Headteacher        

Assistant Headteacher (Acting)

Director of Learning (Teaching and Learning)

Director of Learning (Raising Standards)

Director of Learning (Wellbeing)


Learning Leaders

Expressive Arts and Technology

English

Humanities (Acting)

Languages

Mathematics

Physical Education (Acting)

Science

Specialist Teaching Facility


Progress Leaders

Head of Years 6 & 7

Head of Years 8 & 9

Head of Years 10 & 11

Head of Years 12 & 13


Additional TLR Holders

Literacy Coordinator and 2nd in English

Numeracy Coordinator and 2nd in Science

DCF Coordinator and 2nd in E.A.T

Health and Wellbeing AoLE Coordinator




Teaching Staff

Design Technology


Design Technology

English

French

French

Geography

Humanities

Mathematics

Mathematics

Music

Nurture

Physical Education

Science & Mathematics (STEM)

Science

Welsh

Welsh


Pupil Support Staff

Cover Supervisor

Cover Supervisor

Pastoral Support

Pastoral Support

Pastoral Support

Pastoral Support
 

Learning Support

Learning Support

Learning Support

Learning Support (STF)

Learning Support (STF)

Learning Support (STF)

Learning Support (STF)

Learning Support (STF)

Learning Support (STF)

Lunchtime Supervisor

Lunchtime Supervisor

Sport 5x60 Officer

Technician (DT)

Technician (Art and DT)

IT Manager

Technician (IT)

Technician (Science)


Administration Team


Senior Administrative Officer

Headteacher’s P.A.

Examinations and Data Officer

Receptionist

Administrative Assistant

Caretaker

Caretaker



Mr. Phil Grimes

MS. Kirsty Irvine

Mr. Jami Davies

Mrs. Faye Brodrick

Mr. Jim Lewis

Mrs. Caryl Jones




Mrs. Katy Gullam

Mrs. Alyson Thomas

Mrs. Rachel Williams

Mrs. Melissa Davies

Mrs. Ceryl Jones

Mr. Darren Jones

Mrs. Faye Brodrick

Mrs. Lisa Jones




Mrs. Kirsten Johns

Mrs. Ruth Bullions

Mr. Jim Lewis

Mrs. Caryl Jones




Mrs. Tracey Hales

Mr. Dave Johnston

Miss. Hayley Lougher

Mrs. Naomi McGibney & Mrs. Fran Morgan





Mrs. Naomi McGibney

Mrs. Jessica Wright

Mr. Jamie Rees

Mr. David Barbeau

Mrs. Magali Lloyd

Mrs. Katrina Rees

Ms. Caitlin Evans

Mr. Paul Martin

Mr. Tim Mellor

Mrs. Deborah Clear

Ms. Hannah Ace

Mrs. Fran Morgan

Mr. James Hansen

Mr. Scott Clarke

Mrs. Anwen Lewis

Mrs. Janice William




Mrs. Jan Millar

Miss Emily Carroll

Mr. Sean Harvey

Mr. Joe Muzil

Mrs. Lucy Watkins

Mr. Huw Thomas


Mrs. Melanie Dorgan

Mrs. Helen Hibben

Mrs. Linda Welch


Mrs. Linda Daniel

Mr. Will Maynard

Miss. Sian Newman

Mrs. Lynne Pickett

Miss. Mel Smith

Miss. Sophie Watkins


Mr. Alan Davies

Ms. Leanne Thomas


Mr. Martin Kelly


Mr. Alan Davies

Miss. Julie Elliott

Mr. Rhys Harris

Ms. Laura Hough

Mrs. Clare Jones





Mrs. Kim Gaffney

Mrs. Bethan Panfili

Mr. Chris Cooper

Mrs. Emma Hopkins

Mrs. Melanie Taylor

Mr. Trevor Gaffney

Mr. Alan Davies


  
   Powys Disagreement Resolution


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   SEN Policy


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   Admissions Information and    Arrangements 2021-22


   
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   Admissions Information and    Arrangements 2022-22


   
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   Attendance Policy


   
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   Attendance Pathway


   
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   Careers Education Policy


   
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   Charging Policy


   
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   Child Protection Policy


   
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   Collective Worship Policy


   
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Complaints Procedure


   
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   Equal Opportunities Policy


   
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e-safety Policy


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   Final Version Freedom of Information    Policy


   
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   Freedom of Information Policy


   
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   Governors Allowances


   
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   YMD Governors Report to Parents    2019-20


   
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   Healthcare Needs

  
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   Inclement Weather Policy

  
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   More Able and Talented Policy


   
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   Smoke-free Workplace Policy


   
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   Shared Parental Leave Policy


   
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   Behaviour Policy


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   DFL Operating Procedures    September 2020


   
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   Anti Bullying Policy


   
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   Safeguarding Policy


   
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   Prevent Policy


   
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   School Session Times


   
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   School Toilet Policy


   
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   School Uniform Policy


   
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   Substance Misuse Policy Pupils


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Substance Misuse Policy for Staff


   
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   Supporting Working Parents Policy


   
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   Volunteering Policy


   
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   Restraint Policy


   
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   Administration of Medicines in School    Policy


   
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   Agreement Booklet


   
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   Assessment of Recording &
   Reporting Policy


   
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   Equality and Diversity Statement


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Home School Agreement Booklet


   
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   Examination Policy


   
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   Internal Assessments Policy


   
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   Internal Appeals Policy


   
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   Word Processor Policy


   
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   Literacy Policy


   
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   YMD Numeracy Policy


   
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   Policy on Unacceptable Actions by    Complainants


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GDPR Privacy Policy


   
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  T&L Final Policy


   
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