Creating a vision for the curriculum June 2022 - Questionnaire for parents and carers

In September 2022 Wales will see the implementation of a brand new curriculum. Please click on the link below to watch a short video. It is important to note that at Penmaes we plan activities linked to the 4 purposes at a level appropriate to individual pupils through highly effective differentiation processes. 

At the heart of the Curriculum for Wales are the 4 purposes and these are as follows:

We at Penmaes are planning a new curriculum which will enable pupils to become all the above but at a level that is relevant and meaningful to them. As part of this process it is imperative that we gather the views of all stakeholders in helping us to form ‘OUR’ vision for the curriculum at Penmaes.

Please find below a link to a questionnaire that we would like to ask you to complete.

Many thanks

Inset Days 2022/2023

Please see information below from Powys regarding INSET days:

Over the course of the 2022-2023 academic year, all schools in Powys will have non-pupil days on 

Thursday 1st September 2022

Monday 24th July 2023.


There will be two further non-pupil days, one in the autumn term and one in the summer term agreed on a cluster basis to allow schools to collaborate on the rollout of Curriculum for Wales. These INSET dates are as follows: Monday 19th September 2022 and Monday 26th June 2023


For school term dates visit

Financial support available for learners and their families September 2022

Many families will be worried about the rising cost of living, especially while preparing for the new school term. There is support available for learners and their families in Wales who may be struggling to afford school costs such as uniform and transport, as well as some free schemes to help your child with their learning.

Here are eight education subsidies and schemes that you could qualify for.


Strike Action 1st February 2023 - please see Letters to Parents for further information