A timetable of compulsory revision sessions is attached to this post.
Year 11 GCSE exams start on Friday 8th May. Study leave does not start until 1st June.
Pupils need to attend school and bring revision material every day. Pupils will attend timetabled lessons as normal unless they are attending an exam or a revision session as outlined in the timetable attached below.
As you are probably aware your son/daughter is due to sit National Literacy and Numeracy tests. These tests are compulsory for all pupils in Years 2 to 9. The window for sitting the tests is from Wednesday 29th April until Tuesday 12th May.
A letter with further information and the timetable for Penyrheol Comprehensive is attached below.
The Education (Penalty Notices) (Wales) Regulations 2013 introduced fixed notice penalties for regular non-attendance at school.
The Welsh Government has required all local authorities to draw up and implement their own Local Codes of Conduct to ensure consistency in the issuing of penalty notices. The code will be implemented in Penyrheol Comprehensive from April, 2015.
The Welsh Government states that penalty notices are one option among a number of different interventions available to promote better school attendance. The introduction of these regulations is one part of the Welsh Government strategy to support improved school attendance across Wales.
The introduction of these regulations mean that parents may now be fined for their child(ren)’s regular non-attendance at school.
The local code of conduct, which explains how penalty notices will operate, is available on the Swansea Council website:
On the website the local authority has also provided answers to some frequently asked questions.
If any parent has concerns about their child/s attendance, then please speak to staff in school for advice and support.