June 2015

School Uniform

Please note uniform will be available through Bergoni on line during the Summer. Uniform will not be sold in school.

Afan Nedd Tawe Atheltics Competition

The PE department recently took pupils to participate in the Afan Nedd Tawe Athletics Competition which took place at Swansea University. Congratulations to Tom Hanson, who won the shot put, Morgan Hibbard, who won the Javelin and 300m, and to Claudia Parsons who can third in the 800m.

Well done also to finalists Megan Taylor, Evan Jones and the Middle Girls relay team which was made up by Ellisha Lewis, Georgia Slade, Caitlyn Hibbard and Megan Taylor.

Well done to everybody that took part!

Pupils Get Vital Support For Future as Dyffryn Gain Career Mark

Dyffryn School has been recognised for their dedication in preparing young people for the world of work and higher education and has been awarded the prestigious Careers Wales Mark.

Working alongside the team at Careers Wales, the school carried out an audit of the careers and world of work curriculum — which aims to help youngsters learn how to progress — and identify areas for improvement. This was to ensure pupils have the necessary knowledge of progression routes and are fully equipped with the skills needed to enter the workplace.

All students have access to impartial careers information, advice and guidance. As a result, pupils in Years 9 to 11 (ages 13 to 16) are now competent in navigating the Careers Wales website and can manage their pathway through a range of learning and career opportunities.

Enterprise days for Years 7 to 9 have been introduced to fit into the Dyffryn Baccalaureate course and pupils in Year 11 are making full use of the new common area prospectus, an education and training directory tool on careerswales.com.

The new measures will help to prepare and support pupils for a successful transition into work, training or further education and help reduce the number of young people potentially becoming unemployed.

Karen Thomas, careers co-ordinator said: "We are really pleased to achieve the Careers Wales Mark. It will help pupils throughout the school develop the skills necessary for the world of work. We are excited to be part of the Common Area Prospectus pilot and believe that the work we have achieved will ensure pupils have a smooth transition to further education, training and employment."

"Pupils have benefited from a wide range of new careers and world of work activities and it has helped them prepare for the world of work," she said.

Richard Spear, chief executive of Careers Wales, said it was good news for the region.

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Dyffryn’s Winning Radio Advert

In November the Debate Team made up of pupils from Year 7 and 8 entered a radio competition to promote road safety in the area. The pupils spent weeks preparing and recording their radio entry and then competed against other local schools in an online battle for the most votes. After a week of voting, Dyffryn's Debate Team won the competition. In February, pupils went to Swansea Sound and The Wave radio studios to record their advert professionally.

The advert will be aired this week on The Wave at the following times (times are subject to change):

0820
0850
1540
1620

Headteacher: Mr. Martin Grimes

Bertha Road, Port Talbot,
SA13 2AN


01639 760110 (Upper)
01639 760112 (Lower)
01639 760111 (Fax)

dyffrynschool@npted.org