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Dear Bridgend County Borough Council,

I would like to make a request under the freedom of information act
to obtain information regarding school cluster groups and/or
federations of schools within the local authority. I would like the
following information please:

Number of cluster's and or federations in the authority.
Which schools are in each cluster/federation.
The name of the cluster or federation lead and the name of the
school in which they work.

I will look forward to receiving your response in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Seun [name removed]
[personal information removed]
____________________________________

T : [telephone number removed] I E : [email address]
[information removed]

foi, Bridgend County Borough Council

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST X01-5193

 

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foi, Bridgend County Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST X01- 5193

 

We refer to your email dated 16 June 2016 which contained a request for
information as set out in italics below.  Following consideration of your
request, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I respond
to each point as follows:

 

Number of cluster's and or federations in the authority.

There are 10 geographical/organisational clusters of schools in Bridgend,
centred around each of the secondary schools and the two special schools.
This includes a Welsh Medium cluster and a faith schools cluster. It is
important to note that each school is autonomous and that the leadership
in each cluster is NOT shared. Bridgend’s cluster arrangement is an
organisational arrangement for sharing information and good practice. 

 

Which schools are in each cluster/federation.

Please see tables below.

 

The name of the cluster or federation lead and the name of the school in
which they work.

Please see tables below.

 

Clusters and name of coordinator

CLUSTER CO-ORDINATORS

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| ARCHBISHOP MCGRATH |John Tarran   815520 |
|CLUSTER (CHURCH CLUSTER)| |
| |Archdeacon John Lewis Church in Wales Primary |
| |School |
| | |
| |Brackkla Way |
| | |
| |Bridgend       CF31 2JS |
| | |
| |[1][email address] |
|------------------------+-----------------------------------------------|
| BRYNTEG CLUSTER |Jane Williams          815900  |
| | |
|   |Tremains Primary School |
| | |
| |Channel View |
| | |
| |Brackla        CF31 2NL |
| | |
| |[2][email address]  |
|------------------------+-----------------------------------------------|
| BRYNTIRION CLUSTER |Margaret Lugg          815600 |
| | |
|   |Maes yr Haul Primary School |
| | |
| |Ffordd Tirion |
| | |
| |Broadlands |
| | |
| |Bridgend        CF31 5EG |
| | |
| |[3][email address] |
|------------------------+-----------------------------------------------|
| CYNFFIG CLUSTER |Stephen Howells     815690 |
| | |
| |Cefn Cribwr Primary School |
| | |
| |Cefn Road |
| | |
| |Cefn Cribwr |
| | |
| |Bridgend        CF32 0AW |
| | |
| |[4][email address] |
|------------------------+-----------------------------------------------|
| PORTHCAWL CLUSTER |Sue O’Halloran        815540 |
| | |
| |Nottage Primary School |
| | |
| |Suffolk Place |
| | |
| |Porthcawl      CF36 3ED |
| | |
| |[5][email address] |
|------------------------+-----------------------------------------------|
| MAESTEG CLUSTER |Debbie Hiley                         815525 |
| | |
|   |Cwmfelin Primary |
| | |
|   |Maesteg Road |
| | |
| |Cwmfelin |
| | |
| |Maesteg         CF34 9LD |
| | |
| |[6][email address]  |
|------------------------+-----------------------------------------------|
| PENCOED CLUSTER |Heather Morgan       754990 |
| | |
| |Coety Primary School |
| | |
| |Heol yr Ysgol |
| | |
| |Coity |
| | |
| |Bridgend                    CF35 6BL |
| | |
| |[7][email address] |
|------------------------+-----------------------------------------------|
| LLANGYNWYD CLUSTER |Tegwen Ellis             734235 |
| | |
| (WELSH CLUSTER) |Ysgol Cynwyd Sant |
| | |
|   |Pen-yr-Ysgol |
| | |
| |Maesteg         CF34 9YE |
| | |
| |[8][email address] |
|------------------------+-----------------------------------------------|
| Y DDERWEN CLUSTER |Sue Pilcher       815720 |
| | |
| |Tondu Primary |
| | |
| |Meadow Street |
| | |
| |Aberkenfig |
| | |
| |Bridgend        CF32 9BE |
| | |
| |[9][email address] |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

BRIDGEND LA:  School cluster groups

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Church Cluster |St Mary’s Primary Catholic School | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Archbishop McGrath RC|St Mary’s & St. Patrick’s Primary| |
|Comprehensive |Catholic | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|(1+4) |St Robert’s Primary Catholic School | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Archdeacon John Lewis Church in Wales| |
| |Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |  | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Brynteg Cluster |Brackla Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Brynteg Comprehensive |Litchard Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|(1+5) |Oldcastle Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Penybont Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Tremains Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |  | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Bryntirion Cluster |Bryntirion Infants | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Bryntirion Comprehensive |Cefn Glas Infants | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|(1+7) |Llangewydd Junior | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Maes-yr-Haul Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Pen-y-fai C in W Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Trelales Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |  | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Cynffig Cluster |Afon-y-felin Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Cynffig Comprehensive |Cefn Cribwr Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|(1+6) |Corneli Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Mynydd Cynffig Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Pil Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |  | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Llangynwyd Cluster |Ysgol Cynwyd Sant | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd|Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Ogwr | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|(1+4) |Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Cwm Garw | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Ysgol y Ferch o’r Sger Corneli | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |  | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Maesteg Cluster |Caerau Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Maesteg Comprehensive |Cwmfelin Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|(1+6) |Garth Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Llangynwyd Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Nantyffyllon Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Plasnewydd Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |  | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Y Dderwen Cluster |Abercerdin Primary | |
| | | |
|(2+13) | | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Bryncethin Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Nantymoel Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Ogmore Vale Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Betws Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Blaengarw Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Brynmenyn Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Ffaldau Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Tondu Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Tynyrheol Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Pontycymer Nursery | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |  | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Pencoed Cluster |Pencoed Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Pencoed Comprehensive |Croesty Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|(1+5) |Coety Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |Coychurch (Llangrallo) Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |  | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Porthcawl Cluster |Porthcawl Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Porthcawl Comprehensive |Nottage Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|(1+4) |Newton Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |West Park Primary | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|  |  | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|Special Schools |Heronsbridge | |
|------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-|
|(2) |Ysgol Bryn Castell | |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

Secondary and special school head teachers have formed the Bridgend
Association of Secondary Headteachers (BASH), chaired by Andrew Slade
(Headteacher at Porthcawl Comprehensive School)

Likewise, primary schools in Bridgend have formed a Primary Federation of
Headteachers as a means of ensuring participation and representation on a
variety of workstreams. This is currently chaired by Sue Davies
(Headteacher at Llangewydd Primary School) and will be chaired by Sue
Pilcher (Headteacher at Tondu Primary school) from September 2016.

 

There is currently an arrangement between two secondary schools in
Bridgend (Bryntirion Comprehensive and Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen) where
the Headteacher of Bryntirion is interim-executive headteacher of both
schools.

 

I hope this response satisfies your request. If you are dissatisfied with
the handling of the request, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you
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Mr P A Jolley

Corporate Director, Operational and

Partnership Services and Monitoring Officer

Bridgend County Borough Council

Civic Offices,

Angel Street

Bridgend, CF31 4WB

 

within 28 days of the date of this letter.  If you remain dissatisfied
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Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales

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Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Tel:  02920 678400

Fax:  02920 678399

E:mail : [10][email address]

Website:  [11]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

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Freedom of Information Office

Bridgend County Borough Council

Level 2, Civic Offices

Angel Street

Bridgend

CF31 4WB

Tel: 01656 643565

Email: [Bridgend County Borough Council request email]

 

 

 

 

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