Newsletter Jan 29 2016



Ysgol Bro Cynllaith



Athletics for Year 5 & 6

We are sharing a bus with Llangedwyn for this event on Friday 5th February, so will no longer require help transporting the pupils.

After school arrangements

Thank you very much for providing us with information on after school arrangements. This has been very useful.

Car park safety

Following a governors meeting last week it was noted that some parents are driving right up to the front door of the school to drop off pupils in the morning. We appreciate that the sign, which used to state, “No vehicles beyond this point” has faded away and is in a very precarious state. This has been reported to the local authority and we are awaiting a new sign. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter; as you will appreciate the safety of pupils arriving and leaving the school premises is a priority. Please park safely in the car park and walk up to the school entrance.

Dog fouling survey

As you may have noticed there is an ongoing issue with people allowing their dogs to foul the pavements and verges in and around Llansilin. There were also occasions last summer where dog faeces was found regularly on the school grounds. The governors have complained to Powys County Council and we would encourage as many people as possible to complete this online survey. The link can also be found from the Powys County Council website home page. Thank you for your cooperation.

Proposed changes to school admissions

The Local Authority is proposing that the admission age for children to start school is changed from;

“at the start of the term in which a child has his/her fourth birthday”

To “at the start of the school year following a child’s fourth birthday”

This means there will be only one intake per year – September. They are proposing that this will come into effect from September 2017. If you would like to have your say on this consultation then please follow the link below.

Ongoing website issues

Unfortunately we are still unable to access our own website to update it. Malcolm Jones, (Parent governor) is working tirelessly with Powys to get this issue resolved as soon as possible. Due to the problems with the website I have been asked by our School Community Police Officer, Gayle Jones to provide a link to their website –

Arriving at school on time

As a parent or carer you are legally responsible for making sure that your child attends school and arrives on time. Lateness can disrupt the learning of others and can result in a pupil feeling greater stress and achieving poorer outcomes. If a pupil arrives after registration has closed the absence will be recorded as unauthorised for that session.