School says farewell to head teacher

Carmarthen Journal - - News -

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.

Julie Grif­fith.

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