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Education chiefs urge people to comment on plans

 
Created on 24/12/2021 @ 09:05
Newtown parents, learners and residents are being urged to have their say on local education plans.

A consultation on the future of secondary education in the area is being undertaken by Powys County Council.

Powys County Council wants to address issues with the current operating model of Ysgol Calon Cymru, a dual stream secondary school operating across two campuses. The campuses are located in Builth Wells and Llandrindod Wells.
 
Last year the council's Cabinet considered a Strategic Outline Case (SOC) which identified a preferred way forward that could address these issues, which was:
 
A new 11-18 English-medium campus in Llandrindod Wells; plus
A new/remodelled 4-18 Welsh-medium all-through campus in Builth Wells.
 
Earlier this month the council has launched a questionnaire to help the council understand what people think about the preferred way forward, giving learners, parents, governors and school staff the opportunity to contribute to the development of the strategic vision for transforming education in the area.
 
There is also a section in the questionnaire that asks about Welsh-medium secondary provision in the area.
 
Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education and Property, said: “Providing high-quality teaching and learning environments is one of the aims of our Vision 2025 and our Strategy for Transforming Education in Powys 2020-2030 will help us meet these aims.
 
To take part in the questionnaire visit www.haveyoursaypowys.wales/ysgol-calon-cymru
 
Paper copies are available by contacting the Transforming Education Team by emailing school.organisation@powys.gov.uk or phoning 01597 826618.
 
Written comments can also be sent to the Transforming Education Team by e-mail to school.organisation@powys.gov.uk or in the post to the Transforming Education Team, Powys County Council, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG.
 
Responses must be submitted by Wednesday, 26 January, 2022.
 
For more information about Transforming Education in Powys, visit www.powys.gov.uk/transformingeducation.