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Llanidloes school federation consultation underway

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17 December 2018

Images of hands in the air in a classroomConsultation on plans to federate the two schools in Llanidloes has now started.

The governing bodies of Llanidloes CP School and Llanidloes High School have agreed to hold a formal consultation with parents, staff, pupils and other stakeholders on the proposal to establish a federation between the two schools.  If implemented, this would result in the two schools becoming a formal school federation through the establishment of a new single governing body to oversee the two schools, from September 2019

Cllr. Myfanwy Alexander is Cabinet Member with responsibility for Education and she commented: "This is a welcome step: the delivery of the exciting new curriculum for Wales requires closer co-operation between the phases of learning to ensure the best possible outcomes for out learners."

"Both governing bodies have identified this as an opportunity to enhance outcomes for all of our pupils through ever closer working between both schools.  This will build upon the superb provision already on offer and seek to prepare staff, students, governors and parents for the challenges of the new curriculum in Wales.  A key part of this will be to access additional funding from PCC and Welsh Government in order to make this possible," J G Jones, Chair of Llanidloes County Primary School.

"This is an amazing opportunity for education in Llanidloes which will hopefully secure the ongoing superb provision that is already in place. However, it is also a chance for both schools to develop a greater level of collaboration, giving further opportunities for all pupils to thrive.  We sincerely hope that the County Council and Welsh Government will get fully behind this proposal in terms of providing financial support for our school estates," said A M Jones, Chair of Llanidloes High School.

The consultation document can be found online here  and people have until January 25th to respond.

Currently the primary school has 283 pupils and there are 545 pupils in the high school.

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