Friday, 22 April 2016

Gwernyfed School Meeting

So the public consultation meeting at Gwernyfed School was on Wednesday evening. A thousand tickets were issued and there were three overflow rooms with video links to the main hall, despite the difficulties with parking. One of the ladies who goes to the Baskerville Hall acoustic evenings with me was at the meeting rather than performing (she recites poetry), concerned about the future of her grandchildren. From the comments I've seen on Facebook since then, it seems that the County Councillors are in no doubt about the depth of feeling locally about their plans for the school.
And yesterday, teachers across Powys came out on strike, including a march by teachers from Llandrindod High to County Hall in protest about the way they, and the education system of the county, are being treated. Llandrindod Wells and Builth Wells have also had meetings about the future of their secondary schools, as has Brecon, over the last week or so. Teachers were also concerned about their workload, which includes collecting all sorts of data on the pupils which they consider to be unneccessary as well as the cuts in funding. They also held a question time event at the Pavilion in Llandrindod Wells with all the candidates for the Welsh Assembly locally.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Gwernyfed meeting courtesy of Powys C.C.