School says farewell to head teacher
YSGOL Bro Dinefwr has said farewell to its head teacher who has been at the helm for more than two decades.
Before the super school in Ffairfach was built, Julie Griffiths was head at both Ysgol Tre-Gib and Ysgol Pantycelyn ahead of their merger.
Julie started her career as an English teacher in Ysgol Preseli and quickly rose to be head of English. In 1991 she became deputy head of Ysgol Tre-Gib and took the role of head teacher in 1997.
She remained in that position until 2013 when Ysgol Tre-Gib and Ysgol Pantycelyn amalgamated to become Ysgol Bro Dinefwr and she was appointed head teacher of the new school.
She has seen many changes during her career, including various changes to curricular requirements.
She mentioned a number of these during a dinner to celebrate her retirement at the Plough in Rhosmaen at the end of the Christmas term.
In particular she acknowledges the value of advice and support of her head teachers both at Ysgol Preseli, George Ladd and Ysgol Tre-Gib, Glyn Davies.
She has also acknowledged the tremendous support of her deputy head Catrin Griffith Jones and the senior leadership team in general.
The biggest change however was amalgamating Ysgol Pantycelyn and Ysgol Tre-Gib.
Her leadership at this time was invaluable and at every turn the question was ‘ how will this benefit the pupils and staff?’.
Generations of pupils have benefitted from her leadership and the school said that it wishes her all the very best in the future.