YSGOL MAESYDDERWEN

Working Together, Achieving More
Cydweithio a Chyflawni

Holiday Application Report a Learner Absence

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

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The School Day

  
  PERIOD

  
  MONDAY-FRIDAY

  
   
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 -12:30


   Lesson 3


   12:30 - 13:30


   Lesson 4

   
   13:30 - 14:15


   Lunch


   14:15 - 15:15


   Lesson 5


   15:15


   End of School Day

The School Calendar

Non-pupil days:



Useful dates:






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 :
office@maesydderwen-hs.powys.sch.uk  

Thank you in anticipation of your response.


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 clerk@maesydderwen-hs.powys.sch.uk

Governors Report to Parents 2022-23 (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


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Holiday Application

Autumn term:

Spring term:

Summer term:

Senior Leadership Team

Headteacher                    

Deputy Headteacher        

Assistant Headteacher

Assistant Headteacher (Acting)


Learning Leaders

Expressive Arts and Technology

English

Humanities & Welsh Baccalaureate

Languages

Mathematics

Physical Education

Science

Health & Wellbeing Curriculum Co-ordinator

ALNCO


Progress Leaders

Head of Years 7 & 8

Head of Year 9 & 10

Head of Year 11

Head of Years 12 & 13


Additional TLR Holders

Literacy Coordinator and 2nd in English

MAT Coordinator and 2nd in Science

DCF Coordinator and 2nd in Arts & Technology

Humanities & Welsh Baccalaureate


Teaching Staff

Design Technology

Design Technology

Design Technology

Design Technology

English

English

French

French

Humanities

Humanities

ICT

Mathematics

Mathematics

Music

Nurture

Physical Education

Science

Science

Science

Science & Mathematics (STEM)

Welsh


Pupil Support Staff

Cover Supervisor

Cover Supervisor

Learner Support - Pastoral Care

Pastoral Support

Pastoral Support


Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant
 

Support Teaching Assistant (STF)


Lunchtime Supervisor

Lunchtime Supervisor

Lunchtime Supervisor

Lunchtime Supervisor

Community Sport Officer

WRU Hub Officer

Technician (DT)

Technician (Art and DT)

IT Manager

Technician (IT)

Technician (Science)


Administration Team

Headteacher’s P.A.

Examinations and Data Officer

Finance Officer

Receptionist

Administrative Assistant

Lead Caretaker

Caretaker

Staffing Structure 2023-24



Mr. Phil Grimes

MS. Kirsty Irvine

Mrs. Jami Davies

Mrs. Ruth Billions




Mrs. Katy Gullam

Miss. Kate Bevan

Mrs. Laura Davies

Mrs. Rachel Williams

Mrs. Ceryl Jones

Mr. Darren Jones

Mrs. Faye Brodrick

Mrs. Naomi McGibney

Mrs. Vivian Doel




Mr. David Barbeau

Mrs. Caryl Jones

Mr. Jim Lewis

Mr. Jamie Rees




Mrs. Tracey Hales

Mr. Dave Johnston


Mrs. Hayley Lougher

Mrs. Melissa Davies




Mrs. Ruth Bullions

Mrs. Vivian Doel

Mrs. Naomi McGibney

Mrs. Jessica Wright

Mrs. Zoe Evans

Mr. Jamie Rees

Mr. David Barbeau

Mrs. Magali Lloyd

Mr. Michael John

Mrs. Katrina Rees

Mr. Jordan Hickey

Mr. Paul Martin

Mr. Tim Mellor

Mrs. Deborah Clear

Ms. Hannah Ace

Mrs. Fran Morgan

Mr. Scott Clark

Mrs. Caryl Jones

Mr. Jim Lewis

Mr. Sean Harvey

Mrs. Nicola ap Gwyn




Mrs. Jan Millar

Ms. Sarah Phillips

Mr. Huw Thomas

Mr. Sean Harvey

Mrs. Lucy Watkins


Mrs. Melanie Dorgan

Mrs. Helen Hibben

Mrs. Lynne Picket

Mrs. Sophie Watkins

Ms. Cerys Carter


Mrs. Linda Daniel


Mr. Alan Davies

Ms. Amy Jones

Ms. Cerys Carter

Ms. Leanne Thomas


Mr. Martin Kelly

Mr. Rhys Williams


Mr. Alan Davies

Miss. Julie Elliott

Mr Liam Kelly

Vacancy

Mrs. Claire Jones




Mr. Chris Cooper

Mrs. Emma Hopkins

Vacancy

Mrs. Melanie Taylor

Mr. Chris Jones

Mr. Alan Davies



   ALN Policy


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   Admissions Information and Arrangements    2024-25


   
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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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   Collective Worship Policy


   
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Complaints Procedure


   
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   Curriculum Policy

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   Equal Opportunities Policy


   
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   Freedom of Information Policy


   
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   Health & Safety Policy

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   Healthcare Needs Policy

  
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   Inclement Weather Policy

  
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   Annex A: Considerations for extreme bad    weather and extreme hot weather


   
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Annex B: Generic risk assessment


   
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   More Able and Talented Policy


   
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   Smoke-free Workplace (NO SMOKING)    Policy


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   Positive Behaviour for Learning


   
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   Anti Bullying Policy


   
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   Safeguarding Policy


   
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   Prevent Policy


   
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Safeguarding Audit

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YMD School Improvement Plan

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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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   Whole School Targets 2023-24


   
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   Transition Plan Maesydderwen 2023-24


   
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   Volunteering Policy


   
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   Food and Fitness Policy

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   Restraint Policy

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   Administration of Medicines Policy


   
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   Assessment of Recording & Reporting    Policy


   
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   Equality and Diversity Statement


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   Fire Evacuation

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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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   Ysgol Maesydderwen Pupil Development    Grant Strategy Statement

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   Policy on Unacceptable Actions by    Complainants


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GDPR Privacy Policy


   
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  Young Carers in School Policy

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  Powys Protocol and guidance for use of   school dogs / therapy dogs

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  Summary of Curriculum for Wales

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