Search starts for new school's head in Radnorshire

Reporter:

Owain Farrington

A TEMPORARY governing body as been appointed for the new mid-Powys High School which is now on the search for a head teacher.

The new school aims to join Llandrindod High School and Builth Wells High School into one combined school.

The temporary governing body for the new 11 to 18 bi-lingual school consists of governors who represent both existing schools in Builth Wells and Llandrindod Wells.

The chair is Sharon Hammond and the vice chair is Andrew Willemsen.

The process of appointing a head for the new school has begun, advertised nationally and the proposed interview dates are July 6 and 7.

Any questions or comments to the Temporary Governing Body can be emailed to newmidpowysschool@gmail.com.

The new school is due to open from September 1, 2018.??????

In a statement Powys County Council (PCC) said: “The new school will operate from the current sites of Llandrindod High School and Builth Wells High School, and will provide education for 11 – 18-year-olds. It will be a bilingual school with English medium provision delivered on both sites, with Welsh-medium provision available on the Builth Wells site.

“There are no plans to build a single campus – secondary education will remain in both towns.”

 

In December last year over 900 objection letters were delivered to PCC from Builth Wells residents concerned over the possible closure of the town’s high school.

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