Education & Learning

Friday 8 March 2019

Torfaen Youth Apprenticeship scheme success

Torfaen Youth Apprenticeship scheme success
Description:
18-year-old Thannaya Lewis, 17-year-old Josh Legge, 20-year-old Libby Martin and 17-year-old Carla O Brien are the latest cohort to complete Torfaen Youth Services apprenticeship programme.
Tuesday 5 March 2019

New well-being initiative launched in Torfaen for families

Description:
Torfaen Play Service are working in partnership with Sports Development and Families First to deliver a series of health and well-being sessions to families in Torfaen.
Friday 1 March 2019

Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun
Description:
Over the half term period, Torfaen Play Service provided a wide range of free play related activities for children and young people.
Thursday 21 February 2019

Art centre plans for former school approved

Description:
Plans to transform the former Victoria Primary School building into a community arts centre and base for a children's service collaboration were approved by councillors.
Monday 18 February 2019

Make a difference, volunteer with Torfaen Play Service

Make a difference, volunteer with Torfaen Play Service
Description:
Torfaen Play and Short Break Service is now recruiting new Play Volunteers and Play Helpers for Summer Play schemes in both Torfaen and Monmouthshire.
Tuesday 12 February 2019

Young people encouraged to get creative with 'Grow Wild' funding

Description:
Young people aged 14-25 across the country are being given the chance to apply for £500 to lead a project that celebrates UK native wildflowers and fungi in exciting and engaging ways.
Tuesday 15 January 2019

Your views wanted on proposals to reorganise Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw

Description:
On Monday 14 January, Torfaen Council opened statutory consultation on proposals to extend the age range of pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw.
Tuesday 8 January 2019

New Torfaen Play sessions prove a success in the New Year

New Torfaen Play sessions prove a success in the New Year
Description:
Torfaen Play Service started 2019 by doing what they do best, offering play and support sessions to children across Torfaen.
Friday 7 December 2018

Celebration of Play Volunteers in Torfaen

Celebration of Play Volunteers in Torfaen
Description:
This week, Torfaen Play Service hosted their annual Volunteer Awards evening to celebrate the work of nearly 200 volunteers this year, delivering community play provision across the borough
Monday 3 December 2018

School improvement recognised but special measures required

School improvement recognised but special measures required
Description:
Today (3rd December), Estyn, Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales published a monitoring report on Cwmbran High School which places the school in special measures
Wednesday 28 November 2018

Torfaen Play Service - Volunteer Awards Ceremony 2018

Torfaen Play Service - Volunteer Awards Ceremony 2018
Description:
On Monday 3 December young people across Torfaen are set to celebrate another successful year supporting community play settings in Torfaen at this years Play Volunteer Awards Ceremony.
Thursday 22 November 2018

Record results for gypsy and traveller children in Torfaen

Record results for gypsy and traveller children in Torfaen
Description:
Record numbers of gypsy and traveller children in Torfaen are gaining new skills and qualifications thanks to the success of the borough's gypsy and traveller service.
Monday 19 November 2018

First sod cut at the Torfaen Learning Zone

Description:
Today, (Monday, November 19) Torfaen Council and Coleg Gwent officially cut the first sod of Torfaen's new post 16 learning centre to mark the beginning of a new era for education in Torfaen.
Thursday 15 November 2018

Crownbridge Primary School pay tribute to the fallen soldiers of WW1

Crownbridge Primary School pay tribute to the fallen soldiers of WW1
Description:
This morning, ex-service men and women from Torfaen joined with pupils and staff from Crownbridge School for a service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
Wednesday 14 November 2018

Torfaen gypsy and traveller pupils raise £800 for Poppy Appeal

Torfaen gypsy and traveller pupils raise £800 for Poppy Appeal
Description:
Gypsy and traveller pupils from West Monmouth School raised £800 for the Royal British Legion by designing and selling their own poppies.
Friday 9 November 2018

Dementia Friendly School entertains residents at Ty Gwyn Care Home

Description:
Pupils from Greenmeadow Primary School choir has recently visited Ty Gwyn Care Home in Cwmbran as part of their Dementia Friendly Schools commitment.
Friday 12 October 2018

Youth apprenticeship sets Conor on the right path

Youth apprenticeship sets Conor on the right path
Description:
Torfaen Youth Service works with young people across Torfaen to support them towards a prosperous future as qualified Youth Workers. Conor Smith is the latest apprentice youth worker to take on this.
Thursday 4 October 2018

Play time for Torfaen families

Play time for Torfaen families
Description:
More than 200 families are attending Torfaen Play Service 'Family and Play' sessions across the borough, with six sessions being delivered on a weekly basis.
Tuesday 2 October 2018

Nursery admissions for 2019

Nursery admissions for 2019
Description:
The closing date for the Nursery 2019 admission round is Friday 5 October.
Wednesday 26 September 2018

Penygarn Primary will be closed on 27/09/2018

Description:
Penygarn Primary will be closed to all pupils tomorrow (Thursday) 27th of September.
Friday 21 September 2018

Cwmbran pupils organise first health and happiness conference 'by children, for children'

Cwmbran pupils organise first health and happiness conference 'by children, for children'
Description:
More than 175 children attended the first health and happiness conference organised by children for children at Blenheim Road Primary School on Friday.

Greenmeadow Primary School receives Dementia Friends Award from Alzheimer's Society.

Greenmeadow Primary School receives Dementia Friends Award from Alzheimer's Society.
Description:
More than 200 pupils and staff at Greenmeadow Primary school have completed Alzheimer's Society's awareness training and have become Dementia Friends by learning about dementia and what life is like for people living with condition.
Wednesday 19 September 2018

Funds announced for Welsh language education in Torfaen

Funds announced for Welsh language education in Torfaen
Description:
Today (19.09.18), the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning Eluned Morgan AM, visited Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw to announce the allocation of capital funds to boost Welsh medium education across Wales.
Tuesday 4 September 2018

Fully funded childcare launches in Torfaen

Fully funded childcare launches in Torfaen
Description:
This week, Torfaen Council in conjunction with Blaenau Gwent Council are rolling out the new Welsh Government Childcare Offer for three and four year olds in Torfaen.
Friday 17 August 2018

Torfaen students celebrate A level achievements

Torfaen students celebrate A level achievements
Description:
In the national performance benchmark of A level A* - E, 98.2% of Torfaen pupils gained grades A* to E which is up from 97.1% last year and nearly 1% above the Welsh average.
Tuesday 7 August 2018

Youth Apprentices set sights on University

Youth Apprentices set sights on University
Description:
Ellis Dalling, 18 from Cwmbran, Olivia Williams, 19 from Pontypool and Lily Skyrme 21 from Blaenavon are the latest cohort to have passed the programme and will be starting a degree course in late September.
Tuesday 31 July 2018

National Playday 2018

Description:
Wednesday 1 August is National Play Day and playscheme sites across Torfaen are celebrating it in style!
Thursday 5 July 2018

St. Alban's Art department to showcase work of GCSE, AS and A-Level pupils at end of year exhibition!

St. Alban's Art department to showcase work of GCSE, AS and A-Level pupils at end of year exhibition!
Description:
The Art department at St. Alban's RC High School is inviting the public to attend an end year exhibition that will showcase the work produced by the school's aspiring young artists.
Wednesday 27 June 2018

Garnteg pupils wow the judges at national business competition

Garnteg pupils wow the judges at national business competition
Description:
Children from Garnteg Primary School are through to the next round of a national competition which aims to find and nurture the most promising young business talent in Wales.
Thursday 21 June 2018

New teaching block opens after fire 

Description:
A special ceremony marks the official opening of a new teaching block at Coed Eva
Tuesday 19 June 2018

Fully funded childcare from September 2018

Fully funded childcare from September 2018
Description:
From September, Torfaen Council will be the latest local authority in Wales to roll out the Welsh Government's Childcare Offer for three and four year olds.
Monday 11 June 2018

Pupils compete at Nant Celyn Primary Football Festival

Pupils compete at Nant Celyn Primary Football Festival
Description:
On Friday Nant Celyn Primary School hosted their annual football tournament at the school which involved ten local schools taking part .
Monday 4 June 2018

Can you name the Torfaen Sixth Form/Post 16 Learning Centre?

Can you name the Torfaen Sixth Form/Post 16 Learning Centre?
Description:
Torfaen Council and Coleg Gwent need your help to choose a name for this new £20 million purpose built learning centre which will be the home of all English Language A Level education in the borough.
Thursday 24 May 2018

Local businesses work with children to create entrepreneurs of the future

Local businesses work with children to create entrepreneurs of the future
Description:
Businesses from across Torfaen are working with school children to help them create their own products as part of the borough's second primary school enterprise week.

Deaf Awareness Week at Nant Celyn Primary

Description:
Pupils at Nant Celyn Primary School Hearing Impairment Resource Base celebrated and championed 'National Deaf Awareness Week' this week.
Friday 4 May 2018

School in need of significant improvement

School in need of significant improvement
Description:
A recent school inspection on Ponthir Church in Wales School by Estyn has provided a judgement against 5 key inspection areas.
Thursday 26 April 2018

Inspectors find school making good progress

Description:
A Torfaen secondary school has been described as having a 'calm and pleasant environment' and showing improvements in quality of teaching, pupil attendance and behaviour following a recent visit by Estyn inspectors.
Tuesday 27 March 2018

Torfaen Adult Community Learning floristry class success

Torfaen Adult Community Learning floristry class success
Description:
Torfaen's floristry students have once again outdone themselves in their efforts to raise money for charity.
Monday 26 March 2018

Adult Community Learning summer 2018 brochure

Description:
Torfaen Adult Community Learning has released the new Summer 2018 brochure.
Friday 9 March 2018

MMR vaccination urged as measles outbreak declared in South East Wales

Description:
Public Health Wales is urging young adults and teenagers to make sure they are protected against measles with two doses of the MMR vaccine as it investigates an outbreak of measles in South East Wales.
Wednesday 20 December 2017

Welsh Government approve 6th form closures

Description:
Today, (20.12.17), Eluned Morgan AM, the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Skills formally approved Torfaen Council's proposals to overhaul post 16 education in the borough with the closure of three English language 6th forms.
Friday 8 December 2017

Festive donation to foodbanks

Festive donation to foodbanks
Description:
Christmas can be a magical time of the year for children and families and this year Nant Celyn Primary School have been focusing on Christmas being a time for giving.
Tuesday 28 November 2017

Torfaen school teachers nominated for awards

Torfaen school teachers nominated for awards
Description:
Three Primary school teachers from Torfaen schools have been nominated for 'Teacher of the year' award for the 2018 Professional Teaching Awards Cymru.

150 shoe boxes collected at West Monmouth School

150 shoe boxes collected at West Monmouth School
Description:
West Monmouth School has held its annual Christmas shoe box appeal again this year, with over 150 boxes collected.
Wednesday 22 November 2017

Young volunteers recognised with prestigious Diana Award

Young volunteers recognised with prestigious Diana Award
Description:
The Blaenavon World Heritage Youth Ambassadors have been recognised with a prestigious Diana Award at a ceremony in Cardiff.
Friday 10 November 2017

Pupils pay tribute in remembering the fallen at West Monmouth School

Pupils pay tribute in remembering the fallen at West Monmouth School
Description:
Pupils and teachers at West Monmouth School have planted 113 ceramic poppies at the school entrance, in honour and remembrance of the 113 service men that attended the school and had lost their lives in the war.
Thursday 9 November 2017

West Monmouth School pupils raise funds for The Royal British Legion

West Monmouth School pupils raise funds for The Royal British Legion
Description:
Torfaen Youth Service has been working closely with West Monmouth School Gypsy and Traveller students, alongside Blaenavon Royal British Legion in order to raise funds through the poppy appeal.
Wednesday 8 November 2017

Professional Teaching Awards Cymru

Description:
People across Wales have until Thursday 30 November to nominate outstanding teachers in Wales for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru. With three extra categories, there are even more opportunities to celebrate the very best in Welsh education.
Tuesday 31 October 2017

Nant Celyn Primary achieve healthy schools award

Nant Celyn Primary achieve healthy schools award
Description:
Nant Celyn Primary School are celebrating after achieving the highest recognition from Torfaen 'Healthy Schools' scheme by successfully completing Healthy Schools 6 award.
Tuesday 17 October 2017

'Race for Life' at Nant Celyn Primary School

'Race for Life' at Nant Celyn Primary School
Description:
Over 400 children, aged 3 to 11 and staff at Nant Celyn Primary School have been raising money and supporting the Cancer Research 'Race for Life' charity.
Monday 16 October 2017

Premier League Primary Stars!

Premier League Primary Stars!
Description:
Nant Celyn Primary School has been successful in securing new PE equipment through the newly established 'Premier League Primary Stars' school programme.
Tuesday 10 October 2017

Torfaen primary school is the first in Gwent to become Dementia Friendly

Torfaen primary school is the first in Gwent to become Dementia Friendly
Description:
Griffithstown Primary School in Pontypool is the first primary school in Gwent to become Dementia Friendly.
Monday 25 September 2017

New opening date for 6th form centre

New opening date for 6th form centre
Description:
A new opening date has been announced for the proposed 6th form centre in Cwmbran.
Thursday 24 August 2017

Adult Learners celebrate success

Adult Learners celebrate success
Description:
Adult Learners across Torfaen are celebrating today following fantastic results in their GCSE exams and a successful year of learning with Torfaen Adult Community Learning.

Torfaen pupils celebrate GCSE results

Torfaen pupils celebrate GCSE results
Description:
Today, pupils from across Torfaen have been celebrating their GCSE results.
Friday 18 August 2017

A level results in Torfaen

Description:
Students across Torfaen are celebrating their A-level achievements.
Thursday 10 August 2017

Llanyrafon pupils take on the charts

Llanyrafon pupils take on the charts
Description:
Children from Llanyrafon Primary School in Cwmbran are hoping to take on the charts with a music video all about sweeties.
Thursday 27 July 2017

Independent Living Skills awards

Independent Living Skills awards
Description:
Residents with learning disabilities & difficulties that attend Independent Living Skills classes have been awarded.
Friday 21 July 2017

George Street Primary School 'Young promoters' arts award

George Street Primary School 'Young promoters' arts award
Description:
George Street Primary School year 5 pupils have recently showcased all the work they have completed for their Arts Awards.

Garndiffaith Bowls Club open their doors to Garnteg Primary pupils

Garndiffaith Bowls Club open their doors to Garnteg Primary pupils
Description:
Class 7 pupils at Garnteg Primary School have been attending Garndiffaith bowls club each Wednesday for the past 6 weeks and have enjoyed learning all about outdoor bowls
Wednesday 19 July 2017

Young entrepreneurs make thousands during enterprise week

Young entrepreneurs make thousands during enterprise week
Description:
Children from across Torfaen became market traders for a day as part of the borough's first primary school enterprise week.
Friday 30 June 2017

Eco award winning school making a difference

Eco award winning school making a difference
Description:
Nant Celyn Primary School has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Award in recognition of the school's commitment to creating a greener, cleaner environment.
Thursday 29 June 2017

School children to become market traders for enterprise challenge

Description:
School children from Torfaen have designed and made their own products to sell in Pontypool Indoor Market as part of the borough's first primary school enterprise week, from Friday 7 – 14 July.
Thursday 22 June 2017

Children tee off with golf pro!

Children tee off with golf pro!
Description:
Paul Mayo a professional golfer from Pontnewydd Golf Club came to school and offered the children the opportunity to play golf, all children were then able to further their interests and attend free golf tuition lessons.
Tuesday 20 June 2017

Bridges into Work 2 & Working Skills for Adults 2

Description:
Bridges into Work 2 & Working Skills for Adults 2 course timetable, July 2017.
Wednesday 7 June 2017

'Barrowfull of Schools' winners

'Barrowfull of Schools' winners
Description:
Over the May bank holiday weekend Llanyrafon Manor, Cwmbran hosted a school wheelbarrow competition called 'Barrowfull of Schools'. The competition was open to all nursery and primary schools across Torfaen & Newport.
Monday 22 May 2017

Ysgol Panteg opening ceremony

Ysgol Panteg opening ceremony
Description:
Kirsty Williams AM, the Welsh Government's Cabinet Secretary for Education will officially open Ysgol Panteg in Griffithstown, Pontypool this week
Friday 19 May 2017

Garnteg Primary School children to take part in 'Barrowfull of Schools' competition at Llanyrafon Manor

Garnteg Primary School children to take part in 'Barrowfull of Schools' competition at Llanyrafon Manor
Description:
Children at Garnteg Primary school have been busy working on a new project during the after school gardening club in order to enter the 'Barrowfull of schools' competition hosted by and taking place at Llanyrafon Manor on 26 May, 10am - 4pm.
Monday 15 May 2017

Estyn's pilot inspection at Torfaen Training

Description:
Estyn has published its inspection report on Torfaen Training, the council's vocational training provider.
Wednesday 19 April 2017

'More than just a course' Adult Community Learning

'More than just a course' Adult Community Learning
Description:
As a first step back into second chance learning for many adults, it also supports wider government policies on localism, social justice, stronger families, digital inclusion and social mobility.
Monday 27 March 2017

Cwmbran pupils take part in safety quiz

Cwmbran pupils take part in safety quiz
Description:
Year five pupils from primary schools in Cwmbran took part in the annual Keep Me Safe quiz on Wednesday 22 March.
Thursday 23 March 2017

Child employment in Torfaen – do you know the law?

Description:
The 1933 Children Act & Local Authority Byelaws govern the employment of school aged children to ensure young workers are protected, treated fairly and aware of their rights.
Monday 20 March 2017

Working Skills For Adults 2 - Dylan's Story

Working Skills For Adults 2 - Dylan's Story
Description:
Workings Skills For Adults 2 - Good news story. In July 2016 Dylan Zennadi contacted Torfaen Employability to enquire about teaching assistant courses scheduled to start the following September with Adult Community Learning...
Friday 17 March 2017

Brynteg Nursery recognised for excellence

Brynteg Nursery recognised for excellence
Description:
During March, Brynteg Nursery were one of only twenty eight education providers recognised by Estyn, Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales for attaining excellence in education.
Thursday 16 March 2017

Cabinet approve 6th form centre

Cabinet approve 6th form centre
Description:
On Tuesday (14 March), Torfaen's Cabinet committee approved a report on 6th form education in the borough.
Wednesday 15 March 2017

Torfaen pupils take part in Crucial Crew

Torfaen pupils take part in Crucial Crew
Description:
Almost 1000 year six pupils from Torfaen schools have taken part in the Crucial Crew, an annual event that teaches pupils about personal safety, sustainability, recycling and other skills that may be useful as they transition into secondary school.
Thursday 9 March 2017

£20m plan for 6th Forms in Torfaen submitted to Welsh Government

£20m plan for 6th Forms in Torfaen submitted to Welsh Government
Description:
Next week (Tuesday 14 March), Torfaen's Cabinet committee will consider a report on 6th form education in the borough.
Thursday 9 February 2017

New schools officially open

New schools officially open
Description:
Today, (Thursday, 9th February) Kirsty Williams AM, the Welsh Government's Cabinet Secretary for Education officially opened Llantarnam Community Primary and Blenheim Road Community Primary schools in Cwmbran.
Monday 6 February 2017

CfW programme that supports people into employment extended

CfW programme that supports people into employment extended
Description:
It has been announced by the Welsh Government Communities Secretary Carl Sargeant that £29,408,232 of Welsh Government and EU funding will extend the Communities for Work programme in Wales until 2020

Can you help ensure parents get a fair hearing?

Can you help ensure parents get a fair hearing?
Description:
Torfaen council is looking to recruit more volunteers to sit on School Admission and Exclusion Appeal Panels.
Monday 30 January 2017

Teaching Assistant Course

Description:
A FREE introductory course for Teaching Assistants will start in The Settlement, Pontypool on Tuesday 31 January. The course will run for 8 weeks, 19.00 -21.00 and provides a great introduction to the role of a teaching assistant.
Thursday 26 January 2017

Reception admissions September 2017

Description:
All parents/carers of Torfaen Nursery aged pupils, should by now have received correspondence to enable them to apply on line for a Reception placement 2017
Thursday 19 January 2017

Contractor appointed for sixth form centre

Contractor appointed for sixth form centre
Description:
Plans for a new £20m sixth form centre in Torfaen reach key milestone
Wednesday 18 January 2017

New Blaenavon community hub launched to boost employment skills

New Blaenavon community hub launched to boost employment skills
Description:
A new community hub that offers employment support to the local community has opened in Blaenavon.
Friday 13 January 2017

Melin Cisco Academy

Melin Cisco Academy
Description:
The Cisco academy is a key project in improving digital skills in Communities First areas where access has become less of an issue, particularly in light of enhanced mobile capacity.
Friday 6 January 2017

New Blaenavon community hub to help boost employment skills

New Blaenavon community hub to help boost employment skills
Description:
A new community hub that offers employment support to the local community in Blaenavon opens on Wednesday 11 January.
Thursday 5 January 2017

Lead theft from schools costs council thousands

Lead theft from schools costs council thousands
Description:
Lead and copper thefts from Torfaen schools have cost the council around £86,000 in damages over the last three months.
Tuesday 20 December 2016

Local crafters raise money for children with disabilities

Local crafters raise money for children with disabilities
Description:
Users of the Croesyceiliog Community Education Centre have raised more than £600 to benefit children and young people with physical, learning or sensory disabilities in Torfaen.

Estyn inspection of Abersychan school

Estyn inspection of Abersychan school
Description:
Outcome of the recent Estyn inspection of Abersychan school
Thursday 15 December 2016

Torfaen's adult learning services recognised with national award

Torfaen's adult learning services recognised with national award
Description:
Torfaen council's Adult Community Learning service (ACL) has had the high quality and standards of its educational courses recognised with a national award.
Monday 12 December 2016

Torfaen pupils win national road safety competition

Torfaen pupils win national road safety competition
Description:
Two young people from Torfaen are among the winners of a national competition by Road Safety Wales to warn drivers of the dangers of drinking and taking drugs.
Wednesday 7 December 2016

Member of Youth Parliament calls for improved transport for young people

Member of Youth Parliament calls for improved transport for young people
Description:
Torfaen's member of the UK Youth Parliament has called for cheaper, safer and more accessible public transport for young people.
Tuesday 29 November 2016

Blaenavon World Heritage Site project celebrated at international conference

Blaenavon World Heritage Site project celebrated at international conference
Description:
Representatives from the World Heritage Youth Ambassadors project in Blaenavon have travelled to Segovia in Spain to address the European World Heritage Association at their annual conference.
Tuesday 8 November 2016

First day for pupils in new schools

First day for pupils in new schools
Description:
Two brand new primary schools opened to pupils in Cwmbran this week.
Monday 19 September 2016

Cabinet approve major investment in Education

Description:
Children in Torfaen are set to benefit from a radical transformation of school buildings and facilities thanks to the council's 21st century schools programme.
Thursday 25 August 2016

Torfaen's GCSE results

Torfaen's GCSE results
Description:
In Torfaen, 52.9 per cent of pupils achieved the Level 2 threshold (5 GCSE A* - C including English or Welsh and Maths), which is a reduction of 3.8 per cent from last year and the first decline in this key indicator in five years.
Thursday 18 August 2016

Torfaen's A Level results

Torfaen's A Level results
Description:
In Torfaen 98.5% of pupils gained A*- E A-level grades, compared to 98.1% last year. This is above the Wales average of 97.3%.
Saturday 6 August 2016

Appeal for information after Coed Eva Primary School is targeted by criminals

Description:
Torfaen Council is appealing for witnesses after vandals caused around £2000 worth of damage at Coed Eva Primary School.
Friday 17 June 2016

Pupils win prizes in SEAL competition

Pupils win prizes in SEAL competition
Description:
Primary and Secondary school students from across Torfaen attended a prize-giving event at civic centre, having taken part in a 'social and emotional aspects of learning' (SEAL) competition.

Community choir releases first song

Community choir releases first song
Description:
Community choir releases first song
Displaying 1 to 100 of 268
Previous 1 2 3 Next