Secondary school pupils in Powys have a month to design a logo for a new partnership which aims to develop career guidance for young people.
A competition for the best design, which runs until the end of January, will earn the successful young person the latest iPad.
The Positive Pathways Powys group brings together Powys County Council, secondary schools in the county, the NPTC Group of Colleges, Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO), Careers Wales and Cambrian Training, who are working together to make it easier for young people to choose what to do after they leave high school.
Cllr Arwel Jones, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “Positive Pathways Powys is all about helping our young people choose the right direction for them after high school. It might be 6th form which is best for them, it might be an apprenticeship or further education or it might be another form of work or volunteering. There are many options available to young people and it can be a bit bewildering.
“To help us with this work are looking to our talented pupils to design us a logo which will represent the work of the partnership.”
The closing date for the competition will be Tuesday 31 January, 2017 and the competition is open to all secondary school pupils in Powys. The winner will be awarded their prize at the partnership’s first careers event which is to be held in Llanelwedd in March.
INTRODUCTION BY THE HEADTEACHER
I am delighted to welcome you to Llanidloes High school through our website.
Llanidloes High School is an 11 to 18 age range, high achieving school and we take great pride in the care that we offer our pupils and the opportunities that are available for pupils to develop their sporting, cultural, social and lifelong learning skills.
Teaching and Learning is a priority in the school and this is reflected in the motto GOFAL which is short for ‘Giving Opportunities For All To Learn’. This is also a Welsh word which translates into CARE which is how we strive to be considered – a caring school where every learner is encouraged to achieve their potential.
If you are either a prospective parent or a new pupil, I hope that you will find this website useful. This however, is only a beginning. It is, of course, by participating in the progress of our school that you will fully appreciate the quality of education and experience that we offer.
Your child will mature into an adult during the years spent at High School. We recognise the significance of this process and strive to provide a safe, caring, structured environment in which pupils enjoy a happy and rewarding adolescence. Children flourish in an environment which provides safety, order, regular routines and a structured day.
We provide such an ordered framework, incorporating opportunities for creativity, growth and sporting excellence. To support pupils’ progress, a list of school rules is established and these are supported by our rewards and sanctions scheme. A special feature of the rewards scheme is the Year 11 Prom which is held annually and celebrates the five years that the pupils have spent with us.
At Llanidloes, we set high standards and expectations. We expect each pupil to work to the highest possible standard, to care for each other and to show courtesy to all. Parents, knowing that co-operation between home and school boosts children’s chances, are extremely supportive. We appreciate this and the co-operative atmosphere produced.
School uniform is a source of pride for our pupils – a list is included on the school uniform page under parents. We are grateful for the excellent standards parents help us to achieve.
Every year, a Home-School agreement is sent out to pupils in Year 7 and parents are asked to read the agreement with their children, sign and return it to school. The purpose of the agreement is for the learner, parent and school to agree to common expectations and principles from all sides of the school partnership. The signed agreement lasts for the duration of your child’s time with us in school.
It may be helpful to attend our Open Evening, Sixth Form Open Evening, or simply to arrange a visit. We are happy to show visitors around the school at any time of day. Please contact the school office to make an appointment to visit us.
We look forward to your call.