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Google Classroom Codes 2020

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 Year 11 GCSE Results 2019

 

TOP MARKS FROM ESTYN

Estyn the school inspectorate have published a full report on achievements at Bryngwyn School. It gives us immense pleasure to announce that in our recent inspection, Bryngwyn School was rated as Excellent in all 15 aspects of the school by Estyn.

The school, which has 1070 pupils, has been deemed to have attained an excellent rating in all categories; standards; well-being of students; learning experiences; teaching; care, support and guidance; the learning environment; leadership; improving quality; partnership working; and resource management.

Welcome to Ysgol Bryngwyn School 

Bryngwyn is a forward looking, innovative, community focussed school with 1072 pupils aged 11 to 16. Our academic results are consistently high, and we endeavour to provide the best possible education for all of our pupils. Bryngwyn is well known throughout the area for its excellent pastoral care, support and guidance. We want to equip all our pupils with the skills and qualities necessary to take them forward in life. We offer the highest quality learning experiences and an extensive range or sporting, cultural and extra-curricular activities. 
Visitors to our school are impressed by the pupils at Bryngwyn; who present themselves as articulate, friendly, positive people, who strive for excellence in all that they do. 
Our school is a happy school and we want our pupils to enjoy themselves as they learn. 
Educating young people is an immense privilege. If you are a parent of a pupil already at the school, thank you for entrusting us with that job. If you are considering sending your child to Ysgol Bryngwyn School or would like to find out more, do get in touch. We are open to visitors every day.

Paul Jones, M. Ed
Headteacher

monday 1st june 2020

Bryngwyn School can be contacted by phone Monday - Friday between 8am-3pm on 01554 750661 and anytime on email enq@bryngwyn.cymru ... Thank you 

 

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Please Click HERE for the most recent updates for parents and carers...

 

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Please click HERE for the most recent update for parents 22.05.2020...

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Please click HERE for the most recent update for parents...

 

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Coronavirus and Me – Nation-wide survey for children and young people... Please click HERE

 

Please click HERE for the most recent Update for Parents 11.05.2020 

 

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Please click HERE for the update for parents 4.05.2020...

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Families may now be entitled to Free School Meals under new Criteria.....please check your availability HERE

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We thank you for your continued support during this period. Please click HERE for some suggested guidance to further support you and your child with home learning over this period. Please be aware these are suggested guidelines and may need to be different depending on your circumstance.

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Please see the SEREN network newsletter for upcoming online events and competitions HERE

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As the Bryngwyn free school meal hub closes today, and our staff continue to support the childcare hub at Ysgol Y Felin, our school is still here to support our community.

 

Reception staff can be contacted during school hours, Monday to Friday during term time going forward. However, the onsite school reception will be closed. For any general enquiries, please contact the school as usual through tel. 01554 750661 or via email. enq@bryngwyn.cymru.

 

During this time, we aim to respond to specific enquiries as promptly as possible. As such you can also contact the school on the following addresses for more specific guidance:

 

For digital learning and google classroom enquiries, please contact: digitallearningsupport@bryngwyn.cymru (this provision will be available from 6th May 2020)

 

For all year 6 transition enquiries, please contact: admissions@bryngwyn.cymru

 

We continue to communicate with pupils and parents on a regular basis. Please monitor our website and social media platforms for updates and information as usual.

We wish you all well in these difficult times

 

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Please see the SEREN network newsletter for upcoming online events and competitions HERE
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Parents/Carers please see the link below regarding the changes in the provision in Free School Meals from Monday 4.05.2020.
 
Parents/Carers will need to apply online.
 
Please follow link HERE... Thank you...
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Please click HERE the latest 'Letter to Parents' from Gareth Morgans, Director of Education & Children's Services for Carmarthenshire...

 

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Reminder that we are open 9-12 

For:-

FSM food packs;

KS3 work packs;

Free Sanitary Products

 

Also, the school phone is now back up and running if you need to contact the school.

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As you may be aware, from Monday 4th May 2020, the way the free school meals service provided is changing.
 
Further information on the changes and access to the online form can be found via the link HERE
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 Today 'Qualifications Wales' have launched a two-week consultation on the proposed aims that will underpin the awarding of grades this summer and the specific arrangements for appeals. The consultation will close at 5pm on 13 May 2020. Please follow the link HERE to access all documents.

Please see the link below for our latest update to parents...
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Please see below the Bryngwyn School Keep In Touch Letter April 2020

 

https://www.bryngwynschool.co.uk/docs/Bryngwyn_School_Keep_In_Touch_Letter_April_2020.pdf

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Information regarding the provision of Free School Meals
As of May 4th, the way free school meals are provided during the coronavirus outbreak will change to make it easier for families to access.
 
For more information please see the link HERE:
 
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Please see the link below for the latest information on Exams 2020 from Qualifications Wales...
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CCC leisure department are promoting skill of the week...
 
Why not give them a visit:-
 
Webpage: https://www.actif.wales/
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ActifSportandLeisure
 
Bryngwyn School will be open 9-12 the rest of this week for FSM packs, Sanitary products and KS3 work packs.
 
If you need to contact school over the Easter holidays you can email enq@bryngwyn.cymru ...

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Please be aware that if you need to contact school over the Easter holidays you can email enq@bryngwyn.cymru ... Thank you.

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Reminder that we are open over the 2 weeks 9-12 apart from Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday...

For:-

FSM food packs;

KS3 work packs;

Free Sanitary Products

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Please see below a link to our latest letter to Parents and Carers...
 
https://www.bryngwynschool.co.uk/News/Letter-for-parents-and-carers-3-04-2020/
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Please see the link below for our new 'Well Being' page during this time... #stayhome #staysafe
 
https://www.bryngwynschool.co.uk/Parents/COVID-19-WELL-BEING-PAGE/
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Please see below a link on our website to a practical guide for parents, from the government, in helping children stay safe online.
 
https://www.bryngwynschool.co.uk/docs/Social_Media_Guidance_UKCCIS_Final_18122015_pdf.pdf
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REMINDER:- We are open today 3.04.2020 9-12 for:- FSM food packs; KS3 work packs; Free Sanitary Products.
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Please see below a link on our website to the latest information regarding GCSE Examinations 2020
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Please can all students who have online access ensure they log in to google classroom to find messages and work from teachers.
 
If you do not have online access at home, hard work packs are available from Bryngwyn tomorrow 3.04.2020 9am-12pm. Thank you.

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We have Dried Goods Foods Packs available until 11.30am today.

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For anybody in KS3 who are unable to access online resources, KS3 work packs are available to pick up from Bryngwyn School today 1.04.2020 until 12pm.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!!
 
There are no dried food family Food Packs available today!!!
 
Free school meals lunch packs are available as normal!!!

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Please see the link from the WJEC with useful advice on protecting mental health.

https://www.wjec.co.uk/about-us/latest-news/10-ways-to-protect-students-mental-health

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REMINDER:- We are open all this week 9-12 for FSM pupils to collect food packs.

We are also open to collect Free Sanitary Products.

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There are no more food packs available for the 'Free School Meal Provision' at Bryngwyn School Today 26.03.2020.
 
New food packs will be available from 9am-12pm tomorrow 27.03.2020.
 
Thanks.
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REMINDER:- We are open today 9-12 for FSM pupils to collect food packs.
 
We are also open to collect Free Sanitary Products.
 

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Update - Novel Coronavirus Covid 19 24th March 2020

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PARENTS OF FSM PUPILS

Families entitled to free school meals in Carmarthenshire will be able to collect food packs from Thursday, March 26.

The council has teamed up with Cross-Hands based Castell Howell and other suppliers to the schools catering service to provide food for children registered for free school meals.

The packs will contain breakfasts and lunches for five days.

They can be collected from secondary schools across the county between 9am and 12noon starting this Thursday through until next Friday, 3rd April. Bryngwyn School is one of these collection points.

More information can be found by following this link:

http://newsroom.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/2020/03/continuing-the-provision-of-free-school-meals/#.Xnoy_Mj7RPY

 

 

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Dear Parents / Guardians,

 

Following the decision to close all schools in Wales, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to the whole Bryngwyn community for the tremendous support you have continued to give in these turbulent times as we seek to try and do the very best by our pupils. Our pupils have shown resilience and immense strength of character which deserves credit and should make you all very proud.  As a school, we would like to continue to provide as much help and stability as possible for our pupils and families.  The wellbeing of our entire community is our main priority.

 

Although our learners will no longer be in school for this period, we will endeavour to ensure all information is shared promptly in relation to updates received from Local authority, Welsh Government and exam boards. This information will be made available via all our usual communication means. As you already know, information is changing rapidly and we will keep you informed as quickly as possible.  If you have any queries during this time please contact enq@bryngwyn.cymru

 

Our staff remain absolutely committed to providing the best possible learning opportunities for our pupils in this testing time. We hope our digital resources will provide some stability and help pupils to feel more confident in continuing their learning.  There is the potential for this period to afford more time for creativity and independent learning in different ways, encouraging a new approach to learning and a greater focus on technology.  Each student should be able to access a range of resources and activities through Google Classroom in Hwb (www.hwb.gov.wales). Materials will be updated regularly with new tasks set for each lesson.  We encourage your child to engage with set tasks and structure their time to ensure they tackle the full range of learning activities provided across the curriculum.  Teachers will also be able to provide feedback on submitted work that will help identify how to improve and recommend next steps.  We hope this ongoing dialogue will maintain pupils’ confidence and enjoyment of learning. 

IT support and guidance including Google Classroom instructions, pupil class codes and other help is available on the school website. 

If your child is unable to access resources for any reason in Google Classroom please contact the school on 01554 750661.

 

We would like to reassure you that you will be able to contact the school from Monday as there will be some staff on site from the hours of 9.00 am to 12.00 noon. 

 

Parents or pupils will be able to access reception in person.  Paper copies of work can be collected in this way, though we recommend informing us ahead of time to ensure the correct work is made available. 

The normal contact telephone number of 01554 750661 will be answered at these times and messages on the answerphone will be picked up.  In addition to leaving an answerphone message, staff will be available to respond to our email address of enq@bryngwyn.cymru outside of the above times. 

 

 

We will continue to work together in partnership and keep you updated with any further information and support that may be helpful for yourselves and your children on our main website www.bryngwyn.co.uk

 

The following link has been distributed by the local authority to offer further support for parents: http://newsroom.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/2020/03/providing-care-for-children-of-key-workers/

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Mr R P Jones

Headteacher

On behalf of the Governing Body

 

 

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On advice from the Welsh Government the school will close to pupils at the end of the school day on Friday 20th March 2020 for the foreseeable future.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51947148

 

Further information will be published shortly on the school website...

 

 

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Update: Nova Coronavirus Covid -19

Updating Information – official correspondence and checking information

During this time of unprecedented change in the health advice we are receiving and of suggested changes to lifestyle, could I ask that parents to be very mindful of the way in which they engage with the school.

We only issue advice or updates through our official website page and through our own social media outlets, texts and email service. The information contained on our website page, and the regular updates, are provided from the government nationally, Welsh Government, Public Health England/Wales or Local Authority.

Please can parents appreciate that what is published on our website etc.. is not the view of the school but information provided to us officially which we then  pass on to parents to help keep them abreast of a rapidly changing set of circumstances. While we are happy to address and attempt to answer any legitimate questions or queries parents should avoid posting unhelpful comments or criticisms.

Please can parents also be aware that there might be hoax/malicious websites or social media posts posing as the school. Parents should check all information received against that published on our website.

 

Updated Advice – Self Isolation and Social Distancing

Following yesterday’s government press conference and advice from Public Health Wales/England. Please be aware of the following advice:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance

Self-Isolation and Social Distancing:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Vulnerable Groups:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults#what-is-the-advice-if-i-live-with-a-vulnerable-person

 

 

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Under the current circumstances we will be abandoning the use of the fingerprinting screens in the canteen until further notice.

From today pupils will have to give their SURNAME and FORM to the till operator when they go to purchase food.

Please can pupils ensure they speak clearly.

 

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Ski Trip Austria Excursion – April 2020

Dear Parent

After significant deliberation, and given the rapidly evolving situation both across Europe and in the UK, the decision has been taken to cancel the planned skiing trip to Austria scheduled to leave 3rd April 2020. This is not a decision that has been taken lightly and follows guidance issued by the UK government, in its statement issued on 12th March 2020 regarding school trips:

https://www.gov.uk/…/government-advises-schools-and-college…

We are sorry about the distress that this might have caused the pupils and any disruption to family plans. However, it has taken us some time to secure the relevant advice and information from the ski company Select School Travel. Having reached this difficult decision we do believe that we are taking the most responsible action in guaranteeing everybody’s safety.

Following negotiations with Select School Travel we have identified two options:

1. For pupils who are still in Bryngwyn next year to rebook their trip in 2021 at the same cost.
2. To refund pupils fully where they are not able, or unwilling to travel next year.

Either way we can assure parents at this stage that they will suffer no financial detriment.

Kind regards.

Yours sincerely

Mr Paul Jones Mr Dave Williams
Executive Headteacher Head of School

 

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NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Update: 16th March 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

RE: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At Bryngwyn School, we take the health and safety of our pupils and staff very seriously and, whilst there have been no reported cases at the school to date, we wish to reassure you that measures are being taken in line with current advice from the UK’s Chief Medical Officer and Public Health Wales.

The most up to date advice we have received from Public Health Wales, was today, regarding attendance at school for pupils and staff. Their advice was that if you are asymptomatic (have none of the symptoms of coronavirus) then you are advised to carry on as normal. This is regardless of whether someone at home is self-isolating.

As a school, we continue to promote good hand and respiratory hygiene and respectively request that you support this at home too. Further advice and information can be found via this link. Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response - GOV.UK

Cleaning arrangements within the school have been further enhanced and regular checks of all toilets ensure that there is soap available in every toilet throughout the day.

Our extensive range of extra-curricular activities will be closely monitored and, where necessary, events and activities will be postponed or cancelled. We will, of course, communicate any decisions as they arise. However, sporting Associations are already directing schools to cancel fixtures.

Whilst we are currently adhering to advice and remaining open as a school, we are mindful of the fact that closure may be inevitable in the coming weeks. In order to prepare for such an eventuality, we are in the process of collating on line and hard copies of learning material, including revision resources for pupils about to embark upon external examinations. We have been advised that Qualifications Wales is monitoring the situation and we will remain in regular contact with the WJEC regarding any further advice and updates.

Staff have been asked to reflect upon any future meetings or events which may take them out of school and to rearrange commitments in order to maximise current teaching opportunities for our learners.

As I am sure you will appreciate, the protocol of “social distancing” in a school is very difficult to introduce, however, our programme for daily assemblies will be postponed for the foreseeable future.

We will continue to liaise with the local authority regarding our response to the virus and will dedicate a section of our website to provide updates as and when they arise. Please follow via social media and also please check your inbox regularly for any emails/text updates you may receive from us.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation

Yours sincerely,

Paul Jones Dave Williams

Executive Headteacher Head of School