Skip to main content

Ysgol Gynradd Y Pwll

Pwll County Primary School Website

Home  Contact Us  Information  Class pages   Letters home  Picture Gallery  School Documents  Councils and Committees  Archive   

Latest Letters


Llythyron diweddaraf


Annex B - Your right to request a meeting with the school’s governing body


The Schools Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 (The Act) removed the requirement for school governing bodies to hold an annual meeting with parents. Instead, new arrangements were introduced to enable parents to request up to 3 meetings in any school year with a governing body, on matters which are of concern to them.


If parents wish to use their rights under the Act to hold a meeting, 4 conditions will need to be satisfied:



1. Parents will need to raise a petition in support of holding a meeting.


The parents of at least 10% of the school’s registered pupils will need to sign the petition. If it is a paper petition, then a written signature must be given as well as the name and class of each child who is a registered pupil at the school. If the petition is in electronic format, the ‘signature’ required is the typed name of the parent plus the name and class of each child who is a registered pupil at the school and the email address of each parent who ‘signs’ the electronic petition.


There were 80 children registered as pupils with this school at the beginning of this academic year. Exact roll numbers at any time during the year may be obtained from the school office.



2. The meeting must be called to discuss matters which affect the school


The meeting cannot be called to discuss such matters as the progress of individual pupils, or to make a compliant against a member of the school’s staff or governing body.


The petition should contain brief details of the matter(s) to be discussed, and the reasons for calling the meeting. This information should be clearly displayed at the top of the petition, with parents’ signatures appearing below.






3. A maximum of 3 meetings can be held during the school year


The law allows parents to use their rights to request up to 3 meetings with a school governing body during the school year.



4. There must be at least 25 school days left in the school year


The law makes it a condition that at least 25 school days are left in the school year when the petition is received so that the meeting can be held.


A “school day” means a day when the school is open to pupils: it does not include weekends, public holidays, school holidays or INSET days.




The address for service of a petition requesting a meeting with this school’s governing body is:



Alison Rees,

Clerk to the Governing Body,

Pwll Primary School.



SA15 4AL


Further advice on how parents may to go about requesting a meeting with a governing body is available on the Welsh Government’s website at:




P Trotman



Date: 13/10/2017


After school club

Hapus Dyrfa will be piloting an afterschool club in Pwll School from Wednesday the 11th October 2017 until half term.

We are working in partnership with staff from the school to pilot an afterschool club in the school. It will run until 5:15pm every evening, you will be able to book your children in for one or two hours. There will be a book in the school to book your child in or you will be able to ring or text :- 07971 643 409 or 01554 835754.

Staff will collect the children attending club and take them to the club that will be held in the school hall and will start at 3:20pm.

Each hour will be £3.50 each and during the second hour children will be given a bowl of cereal or light snack. If your child stays for 2hrs that will be a charge of £7.

Staff from the school will be working with staff from Hapus Dyrfa to run the club.

Payment will be needed on collection. Please download a registration form from the school website and bring it with you on the first day your child attends the club. Staff will have spare registration forms in the club for you to complete.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to anyone about the club please ring Eleanor or Lindy on 01554 835754

There will be no afterschool club on Thursday the 12th of October as the Autumn Fair will be held in the hall.



Dear Parent/Guardian, 


Please could you take note of the following: 


Communities First Engagement Programme 

Parents enjoyed a very useful session on Tuesday 26th September with PC Craig Williams.  He informed parents of a website called – which is the resource Dyfed Powys Police use to deliver their sessions on subjects such as internet safety, safeguarding, personal safety, substance misuse etc.  Parents attending the session thought it was a very useful website and asked that we share this information with all parents.   


PTA Harvest non-uniform 

A huge thank you to all who donated an item to the local food bank. The food bank staff were very impressed with how much we had collected and the variety we had for them! 


PTA Autumn Fair 

The Autumn Fair will take place in school this Thursday at 2.30pm. Children can be collected from class by a parent/guardian to attend the fair. Those who are unable to attend the fair at 2.30 are to be collected at the usual time of 3.00pm for infants and 3.15pm for juniors. The PTA have been working hard over the past weeks organising the event and they hope to raise money for a very important school project.   As I outlined in our newsletter to parents in July, that the PTA have been developing plans for the school grounds with a range of professionals and outside agencies, with a view to developing a large enclosed garden in the junior yard.  This will consist of raised planting beds, trees, shrubs, benches and eventually, a pergola, and be used for a range of curricular and non-curricular activities.  Your support with the fair and other fundraising events such as these will go a long way towards helping the PTA of achieving their goals for the children.  




Macmillan Coffee Morning 

A Macmillan Coffee Morning is to be held in school on Friday 20th October. Cakes will be available for children to purchase in school.   


Parent consultations 

Parent consultations will take place between Monday 23rd October and Thursday 26th October. Appointment times will be sent out this week.  If you cannot make the appointment provided, please call the school to rearrange.  


Half Term 

There will no school for the children between Monday 30th October and Friday 3rd November.  Children will return to school on Monday 6th November. 


Yours sincerely, 


Mr. P. Trotman  







Dear Parent/Guardian



Afterschool Clubs

Please note below the extra-curricular clubs will be running this half-term. Details of our wrap-around club trial will be available shortly. Please could you complete the pro-forma below by Monday if you wish your child/children to attend these clubs Please note: children will not be able to attend clubs until the attached form has been returned. Clubs will commence Monday 11th September 2017 until further notice.






Film Club

This term, film club will be run as a study of the media of film. Children will carry out activities which will help them understand how films are made, how music is used in film, how characters are created and developed and so forth. Children will not just sit with popcorn and watch films in this club this term.



ICT Club

ICT club will be used to further develop the skills and interests of pupils in coding and programming.




There will be a small charge of £1 per session for gardening club to cover the cost of resources. Children can pay by giving money to the teachers on the morning of the clubs – or pay a half-term in advance (£7 for this half-term).




A visiting Welsh teacher from Menter Cwm Gwendraeth will be leading Sports Club this term, teaching the children different sporting skills while developing their Welsh language skills.



Yours sincerely,

Mr. Trotman




Monday -Foundation Phase -3.00 - 4.00 - Gardening Club (R/Y1/Y2)

Tuesday  -Foundation Phase -3.00 - 4.00 - Clwb Cymraeg (Y1 & 2)

Tuesday - Juniors - 3.15 - 4.15 - Sport though medium of Welsh

Wednesday- Juniors - 3.15 - 4.15 -  ICT

Thursday - Juniors - 3.15 - 4.15 - Film Club

Thursday - Juniors - 3.15 - 4.15 - Arumba






Dear Parents/Carer,

Arriving at and Leaving school



I am fully aware that older children in the school like to walk home unaccompanied at the end of the school day or at the end of an after school club. While we as a school promote independence in our children, we are always mindful that safety and security should come first, particularly as the evenings start to get darker.


We would only recommend that pupils in year 5 and 6 walk home on their own provided that the family have no concerns about the child’s ability to keep themselves safe and that the school receives permission in writing from the parent/carer. It is also our view that primary age pupils walking home on their own cannot be responsible for walking home a younger sibling.


Parents should ensure that their child understands the Green Cross Code/Road Safety, is aware of stranger danger and clearly understands what action to take in case of an emergency. It is advised that children of primary age walking home alone go straight to an agreed residence and do not go home to an unsupervised dwelling.


If you feel that your child meets the above criteria, and you would like your child to walk home independently, please complete the attached consent form.


Please note that breakfast club runs from 8.15 – 8.45. Pupils attending breakfast club will be supervised until they move into classes at the start of the school day. Children arriving before 8.45am who do not attend breakfast club, will not be supervised, therefore the responsibility for their safety will still lie with yourselves as parents and carers.


Many thanks for your co-operation.



Mr P Trotman