Posted on: 8/04/2019
Partnership Arrangement with Caldicot School, MonmouthshireDear Parents/carers,
Re: Partnership Arrangement with Caldicot School, Monmouthshire
I write to inform you that the full governing body recently met to consider a request from Monmouthshire County Council and the Education Achievement Service (EAS) to develop a strategic relationship with Caldicot School. Caldicot is a very similar school to ours in terms of its profile and size. However, the school has been without a substantive headteacher for some time and the governors are looking to explore alternative models of school leadership.
Governors were invited to consider the partnership arrangement, which seeks to provide stability and a renewed impetus to the improvement journey at Caldicot. During the meeting, governors fully considered the implications of the proposal and the potential impact for our own school. Following lengthy discussions, I can confirm the governors have unanimously approved the partnership, which will begin in June 2019.
Governors have agreed to the request that Mr Belli provides strategic leadership for both schools as Executive Headteacher. In the first instance, we anticipate he will spend three days per week at Caldicot and the remaining two days at The Bishop of Llandaff. In recognition of this increased role and to support
Mr Belli fully, governors have agreed to make changes to the leadership structure of our school. Miss Parry will become Head of School. This means that she will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of
The Bishop of Llandaff. One of the current Assistant Heads will then step into Miss Parry’s role as Deputy Head. This appointment will be made this week and we will notify you once the process has been completed. These changes will remain for the duration of the time Mr Belli takes responsibility for both schools.
As Executive Headteacher, Mr Belli will actively be involved in sustaining ‘excellence’ at our school at a strategic level. He will continue to work closely with the Head of School, other leaders and all staff to ensure our students continue to receive the best possible education.
As you know, over the past five years we have been active in providing support to other schools across Wales. Therefore, we have every confidence in our leaders to undertake this work effectively and without detriment to the overall quality of education provided to our students.
I am sure you will wish Mr Belli and the leadership team every success in this new venture.
Reverend Canon Mark Preece
Chair of Governors
Posted on: 23/08/2018
“ANOTHER SET OF STRONG GCSE RESULTS”
Students, parents and staff at The Bishop of Llandaff are today celebrating another set of very fine GCSE results with 82% of students achieving 5 or more A*-C including English Language and mathematics. A staggering 43% of students achieved 5 or more A*-A with 33% of the year group achieving 9 or A*-A grades across the board.
Headline Performance Indicators
92% 5 or more A*-C;
82% 5 or more A*-C including English Language and mathematics;
100% 5 or more A*-G;
43% 5 or more A*-A; and
427 best 9 outcomes (equivalent to 9 B grades per student on average)
Students who achieved A* in all their qualifications
Eira Bassett 12A*
Min Sol Lee 12A*
Tess Moorhead 11A*
Rebekah Parry 13A*
Verity Black 13A*
Students who achieved 9 or more A*-A
Other notable performances
Pheobe Bell 5B, 5C, 5D
Shannon Camilleri 5B, 2C, 5D
Jessica Harrington 1B, 7C, 2D
Daniel Jenkins 5B, 6C, 1D
Molly Katramanos 2A*, 2A, 4B, 2C, 2D
Louise Ley 7B, 4C, 3D
Headteacher, Marc Belli added, “We are very proud of the achievements of all our students today. It is very rewarding to see students meet and exceed their personal targets to achieve results which will remain with them forever. The results achieved by students today and the stunning A level results last week finish off a very successful year for the school, following our positive inspection visit in the spring. As ever, I also wish to reaffirm my sincere gratitude and heartfelt praise to the amazing teaching and support staff at school who have helped our students achieve such wonderful outcomes. They deserve a great deal of credit for the continued success at the school and have worked tirelessly to support the students to achieve so well”.
Posted on: 16/08/2018
Excellent A Level ResultsStudents celebrate “stunning” A Level Results at The Bishop of Llandaff
The Bishop of Llandaff are again celebrating another set of stunning A level results. 22% of students achieved 3 or more A*-A grades, with 78% of students achieved at least 3 or more A*-C. More than a third of all outcomes were at the highest level at A*-A; more than two-thirds (68%) of all grades were at A*-B and an overall pass rate of 99%.
Some notable performances include Abbie Parry who achieved 3A*s and an A grade. Abbie intends to read English at Oxford; Benjamin Fowler achieved 2A*s and 3As and will study Economics at LSE; another student joining LSE is David Abadir, who secured 2A*s and 2As and will read PPE: Alec Collins secured an A* and 3As enabling him to pursue medicine at Liverpool; Ed Hart will read biology at Durham following his 2A*s and 2A grades; Harry Hiscox will also read biology at Exeter university after securing 4A grades; Maddie Scurlock-Green will read medicine at Cardiff university after achieving 3A*s and 2A grades; Bethan Downs secured 3A*s and an A grade. Bethan will read history at Warwick;
Filip Dabrowksi will read architecture following his achievement of 4As, while Javid Ahmed will study physics at Birmingham university after achieving 3 A*s and an A grade; Steffan Phillips will read French at Oxford after achieving 2A*s, an A and B grade; Katie Wilhelm will read psychology at Birmingham following her 3Bs and a C grade; Sophie Lewis will read English Literature at Oxford after achieving 2A*s and 2As, while Caitlin McHale will also study English. Catlin achieved 2A*s and 2As and will attend Bristol university.
Headteacher, Marc Belli added, “I wish to congratulate all of our students on their remarkable examination results. They have worked incredibly hard to achieve their success and the rewards are fully deserved. We will miss them as a year group as they have contributed so much to the school. However, we wish them very well for their futures, whether that be at university, during their year of travelling or those entering the world of work. I am sure they will all go on to do great things. I should also like to express my gratitude to our tremendous staff who have helped students to achieve so well. They also have reason to celebrate and deserve a great deal of praise today for these stunning achievements”.