Partnership with Parents
We believe that contact between home and school is a partnership that is critical for the well-being of our students, both in a pastoral and academic sense. We encourage parents to make early contact with the school should they have any worries about their children’s education. A member of staff will usually be able to see you on the same day, but it’s always best to phone the school in advance.
We send information home to parents (via students) on our fortnightly newsletter. You will also receive a Progress Check or Written Report once a term, updating you on your child’s progress. The Governing Body’s Home School Agreement is issued annually to new students and their parents.
We hold Parents’ Days/Evenings annually so that parents are able to discuss the progress of their children. We strongly encourage parents to attend these important meetings.
Special information evenings and celebration events are held throughout the year. These include:
Year 7 Welcome Evening / Year 12 Welcome Evening
These meetings take place in the first week of September to enable parents to check that students have settled in well.
Year 7 and 10 Target Setting Evenings
These take place over a series of weeks in the Autumn Term to enable targets to be set for the end of Year 9 and the end of Year 11.
Year 9 Options Evening / Year 9 BTEC Evening
These meetings are designed to give parents and students an overview of the courses available at Key Stage 4. The Careers Wales Advisor is available to give personal advice.
Year 10 Information Evening
At this meeting, parents and students are told what to expect in terms of examination requirements for GCSE and BTEC courses.
Year 11 Sixth Form Choices Evening
Students and their parents are given ‘tasters’ of post-16 academic and vocational courses available within the Consortium. Individual guidance is available from the Careers Wales Advisor.
We welcome parents to our annual celebration events in which we recognise individual achievement, including awards for excellent effort and excellent attendance. Students leaving school in Year 11 receive their summative progress file, which encompasses the student’s achievements during his/her time at school.
Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony
The 3As Ceremony is firmly embedded in Bryn Celynnog’s raft of annual celebratory events. This ceremony honours achievements at GCSE, BTEC and A-level, recognises academic excellence in each subject area and to highlights the outstanding Student of the Year from each of Years 7-13.