Dear Parent/ Carer,

As you already know, Rhydri Primary has been working closely with Bedwas Junior School for several years.

The staff and governing bodies of both schools are keen to formalise this arrangement as a federation.  This will mean that the two schools continue to work in partnership to ensure an excellent learning experience for our children. For both schools, Mr Cook will remain the Headteacher and Mrs Richards the Acting Deputy Head (covering Miss Bodenham’s maternity leave).


In fact, the only changes will be that the school leadership can spend more time

on further improving provision and outcomes at school; and that instead of two separate governing bodies, there will be will be one governing body. This will mean less repetition.

Next week, your child will bring home the formal consultation document about the federation.  This will provide lots of technical details and give you a chance to feedback.

On 15th November at 3.45 pm there will be an opportunity to ask any questions you have of representatives from the governing body and the Local Authority at Rhydri Primary School.

Alternatively 2.45pm-3.30pm at Bedwas Junior School.

So, what do you need to do?
1.  Know that the federation formalises the existing successful arrangements
2. Read the consultation document
3. Put your response in the box in school
4. Attend the meeting on 15th November if you have any questions
5. Keep calm and carry on!