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The potential re-organisation of post-16 provision

This consultation is to invite views on the potential reorganisation of post-16 education across Bridgend county borough.

This reorganisation is due to the Welsh Government’s 2011 transformation agenda. In Bridgend county borough, there was a Strategic Outline Case that was approved by Welsh Government. It set out a proposal for a collaboration model to deliver post-16 provision across the county. In this model, sixth forms were kept and worked in collaboration with each other and with Bridgend College.

A review of this post-16 provision was commissioned in 2013 and a report was produced. It stated that overall progress was not quick enough to meet the changing environment of post-16 education and training.

The changing environment included:

  • tougher financial circumstances
  • smaller groups of 16 to 18 year olds
  • changes to and reductions in Welsh Government grants
  • the loss of subjects
  • fewer students taking up daytime collaborative courses
  • slowdown in the rate of examination performance improvement

A Post-16 Operational Board with a wide range of stakeholders was established in June 2016 to review post-16 provision. In October 2017 and April 2018 the board made recommendations to Cabinet on changes to 16-18 provision.

In April 2018, Cabinet gave approval for a public consultation.

School engagement events
Venue Who the meeting is for Date Time
Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School School Council 6 March 2019 9.00am
Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School Staff and parents 6 March 2019 5.00pm
Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School Governing body TBC TBC
Brynteg School School Council 20 February 2019 9.00am
Brynteg School Staff and parents 20 February 2019 5.00pm
Brynteg School Governing body TBC TBC
Bryntirion Comprehensive School Council 11 February 2019 9.00am
Bryntirion Comprehensive Staff and parents 11 February 2019 5.00pm
Bryntirion Comprehensive Governing body TBC TBC
Coleg Communedol Y Dderwen School Council 19 February 2019 9.00am
Coleg Communedol Y Dderwen Staff and parents 19 February 2019 5.00pm
Coleg Communedol Y Dderwen Governing body TBC TBC
Cynffig Comprehensive School Council 29 January 2019 9.00am
Cynffig Comprehensive Staff and parents 29 January 2019 5.00pm
Cynffig Comprehensive Governing body TBC TBC
Maesteg School School Council 14 February 2019 9.00am
Maesteg School Staff and parents 14 February 2019 5.00pm
Maesteg School Governing body TBC TBC
Pencoed Comprehensive School Council 21 January 2019 9.00am
Porthcawl Comprehensive School Council 21 February 2019 9.00am
Porthcawl Comprehensive Staff and parents 21 February 2019 5.00pm
Porthcawl Comprehensive Governing body TBC TBC
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd School Council 12 February 2019 9.00am
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd Staff and parents 7 February 2019 5.00pm
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd Governing body TBC TBC

 

Consultation timetable
Activity Date
Consultation period where we welcome your views on the proposal. 7 December 2018 to 13 March 2019
Consultation report to Cabinet on the outcomes of the consultation. 16 April 2019
Consultation report published on our website’s consultation page 24 April 2019

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