We are delighted to announce that Pen y Dre High School has been nominated for a Professional Teaching Award Cymru 2017 in the category of:
Whole School Award for Promoting Relationships with Parents and the Community
The Cabinet Secretary for Education in Wales has established annual Wales-wide awards for recognising the best in our schools.
The winners announced at a prestigious event in Cardiff City Hall on Sunday 7 May 2017. Winners will be presented with a bespoke Griffith Jones Award*
*Griffith Jones of Llanddowror turned the Welsh into one of the world’s most literate nations during the 1700s. In 1731 the Carmarthenshire vicar started ‘circulating schools’ in his local area in order to teach people to read. The schools were held in one location for about three months before moving (or 'circulating') to another place. The best readers in each area would move on to start a school in the next area. The idea was met with enthusiasm, and by his death in 1761, it is estimated that over 200,000 people had learnt to read in schools organised by Jones throughout Wales (the population of Wales was about 500,000 at that time).