Dyffryn Taf

Headteacher
Mr J G Kennedy

Dyffryn Taf
North Road
Whitland
Carmarthenshire
SA34 0BD

Telephone Number:
01994 242100

Fax Number:
01994 240929

e-mail:
office@dyffryntaf.org.uk

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INFORMATION

Update to parents/carers 2019 – Letter

Uniform Consultation

Pupil voice on uniform for September 2019 – Powerpoint

 

Charity Week – 17th – 21st June 2019

A whole-school Charity Week will be running next week as part of a Year 10 Welsh Baccalaureate project to raise funds and awareness of the work which charities do within our communities.  Campaigns will be run for The Noah’s Ark Appeal, Macmillan Cancer Care and The Trussell Trust Pembrokeshire Foodbank.   We are asking school pupils of all ages to support the campaign by bringing in pre-loved clothes which can be sold, foodstuffs for the foodbank and children’s clothes and toys which can be given to young people in hospital or sold in their charity shop. Collections will be made daily and all week during registration into Room 32, and lists of suitable items are below.

A ‘Charity Day’ is being arranged on Thursday 20th June with many fundraising events going on in around the school hall at breaktime and lunchtimes. We ask students of all year groups to please support the event by bringing some loose change and join in the fun.

Some students will also take part in local Beach Cleans for the charity ‘Surfers Against Sewage’ and others will support the local school and town in practical ways, improving the neighbourhood environment.

Larger donations of any type can be accepted by prior-arrangement. Please email or telephone the school to coordinate this.

Trussell Trust Donations:

  • Tinned Fruit (400gms)

  • Sugar (Small Bags)

  • Jam

  • Uht Milk (1 Litre)

  • Breakfast Cereals

  • Sponge Puddings

  • Beans

  • Pasta

  • Soup

Macmillan

Pre-loved and new adult clothes. Branded items will generate more money.

Noah’s Ark Appeal

Pre-loved and new children’s toys and clothes

                      

External Summer Examinations:

2019 Additional Revision Sessions

Year 13 Examination Arrangements letter

Year 13 Exams Notice for candidates

Year 12 Examination Arrangements letter

Year 12 Exams Notice for candidates

Year 11 Summer Term In-School Revision Timetable – May

Year 11 Summer Term In-School Revision Timetable – June

Year 11 Examination Arrangements letter

Year 11 Exams Notice for Candidates

Year 10 Examination Results Arrangements letter

Year 10 Exams Notice for Candidates

Year 7, 8 & 9 National Tests Timetables:

Year 7, 8 & 9 National Tests April/May 2019

Online Numeracy Year 7, 8 & 9 National Tests June 2019

Information for Parents-Carers Years 2-9-en

 

PARENTS AND CARERS ARE INVITED TO GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON SCHOOL UNIFORM BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW:

Dyffryn Taf Uniform Consultation 2019

Ymgynghoriad Gwisg Ysgol Dyffryn Taf 2019

 

This year for our Eisteddfod we will be selling hand made Pom Pom monsters in house colours.  These are being made to raise money for the charity Macmillan Cancer Care and we are asking for a £2 donation for each monster.  Students will be allowed to wear one of these badges on the uniform over the coming weeks and on Eisteddfod day.  Please note there is a brooch pin on the back of these.  It would be great if you could support such an important charity.  Come to reception on Monday break time to get yours!

PE Lessons – Pupils with injuries or illnesses

If a pupil cannot take a full role with a PE lesson for medical reasons they are required to bring a letter in from a parent/guardian and hand it to the teacher at the start of the lesson.  These pupils are still expected to bring their kit and change with the rest of the class at the start of the lesson unless it has been agreed otherwise through a conversation or email between parent/guardian/carer and staff at the school before the day of the lesson.  This is to enable elements of the lesson to be adapted allowing the pupil to be involved as much as possible.  It also allows them to take on roles such as coach or official and they will have clean, dry clothes to change into if it starts raining whilst taking part in an outdoor lesson.

If excused pupils fail to bring their kit, they will be expected to borrow from the PE department and will be referred for lack of equipment.  The only time this wouldn’t apply is in circumstances, such as a broken leg or arm, which would make it to difficult for them to get changed.

During cross country season pupils will be expected to walk a reduced distance of the course as they need to be supervised at all times.

Year 10 Parents’ Evening on Thursday, 7th February.

Arrangements for School Closure Letter November 2018

Year 10 Mock Exams Timetable March 2019

Free School Meals entitlement letter January 2019

Letter to Parents regarding Pedestrian Safety

Amended Year 12 & 13 Mock Exam Timetable January 2019

Information for Parents 2018

Uniform Statement September 2018

Uniform Letter September 2018

Privacy Notice

Ultimate Exam Guide For Parents March 18

Teenagers Guide – Coping with Exam Anxiety March 18

Subject Level Descriptors KS3

Dyffryn Taf Prospectus 2018-19

Interpreting National Reading and Numeracy Test Results

Erasmus Project:

http://leadinglightserasmus.blogspot.co.uk/

Social Media Letter to Parents

Assessment of Learning – KS3 Information

Estyn Report 2017

Carmarthenshire County Council – School Disruptions:

http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/home/residents/education-schools/emergency-school-closures/#.WHTkNcsSGM9

Click on the link below to apply for Free School Meals:

http://online.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/ebaseLivePublic/ufsmain?

Anti-Bullying Information

Click on the link below for further information:

Anti-bullying campaign pack

Please click on the link below for a list of current consultations open to your comment:

Carmarthenshire consultations

Dyffryn Taf – Drugs Awareness Letter

www.homestartcarmarthenshire.org.uk

Home-Start Information

Attendance – Penalty_Notices_letter_for_Parents

Behaviour for Learning Expectations

Please find below a document outlining a trial with relation to behaviour within school.  A letter will be sent out to all parents when finalised.

Behaviour for Learning Expectations Ladder

In the interests of safety parents and older students are reminded that the speed limit on North Road is 20 mph. This speed restriction is not limited to school hours but is a permanent feature.

Parents who bring students to school by car are asked to drop off their children at the car park by the Sports Hall to avoid congestion and a greater risk of accidents outside the main entrance where there are large numbers of students entering school and buses reversing.

PDG Statement Nov 2015 (1)

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