CHAIRMAN’S LETTER TO PARENTS
Dear Parents, Carers and Learners,
Following the Governing Body announcement on June 27th of our intent to seek closure of Cwmcarn High School through Section 80 of the school Standards and Framework Act 2013, the Governing Body seeks to keep you informed with regard the decision and the formal process that this involves.
We fully understand the enormity of the decision for parents, carers and learners, that it is upsetting and it means parents, carers and learners are considering their options. We assure you that the school, the council and our partners are working together to ensure the best interests of learners and staff.
July 13th 2016
Dear Parents and Carers
I write to inform you that school will end next Wednesday, July 20th at 1.15pm. Learners will register after lunch and then be dismissed. Buses have been arranged.
I wish to thank all learners and staff for their hard work this term. Learners have worked superbly in examinations and lessons and the school is proud of them.
The staff, as always, has worked very hard to ensure learners are reaching their potential. School looks forward to the examination results in the summer. Results will be available at the school. The dates for these are as follows:
- Post 16 / A level – Thursday August 18th
- ·GCSE – Thursday – Thursday August 25th
The school has also organised many activities this half term, including its recent trips, concert and show. Learners have taken part in all of these activities extremely well and are a credit to the school and their families.
7 July 2016
We have been informed that pupils at a Caerphilly school have been befriended by an unknown male on ‘Facebook messenger’. The children have received explicit images and videos of an inappropriate sexual nature, along with messages that have made them feel very uncomfortable.
Following investigations, it has been discovered that pupils have been bombarded with messages from this person. Some of the children spoken to have accepted this person as a ‘friend’ and have not told their parents.
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Dear Parents and Carers,
At their meeting on 27th June, 2016, the governing body of Cwmcarn High School regrettably made the very sad and difficult decision to close the school over the next two years. This is despite their best efforts and due to the unprecedented circumstances that the school has found itself in since 2012. This decision has been made in line with Section 80 of The Schools Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013.
Gary Thomas, Chairman of the Governors, speaking on behalf of the Board of Governors said “it is a very sad day but the Governors are very proud of the school’s high quality of teaching and its achievements throughout its long history. The Governors are very grateful to the parents and learners who have supported and continue to support the school. We would particularly like to thank our dedicated, hard working and loyal staff who have been with us throughout this journey.
16th June 2016
Dear Parents and Carers,
School Inset Day, Friday 24th June 2016
The school has a final staff training day to hold this year. I write to inform you we intend to hold that on Friday 24th June 2016.
This means school will be closed to all learners in all year groups. The exception is leaners sitting examinations on that day.
All learners sitting examinations on June 24th are expected in as usual for their examinations. They will leave the site immediately after their examination has finished.