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New Headteacher Appointment

New Headteacher Appointment


The Governing Body of Ysgol Gymraeg Rhyd y Grug is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Alwen Bowen to succeed as Headteacher of our school following the retirement of Mr Williams at the end of this year. Mrs Bowen is due to commence her duties in January. 

The Governors had identified a very stringent and rigorous list of required criteria for applicants to the post in order that the new Headteacher would have the ability to maintain, and also develop upon, the excellent educational standards as established during the eleven year Headship of Mr Williams within our school.

  Following a very demanding two day interview process involving Governors, staff, students, along with senior representatives from the Local Authority, it was unanimously agreed that Mrs Bowen met and exceeded our requirements.

Mrs Bowen is currently in her third year as acting Headteacher at Ysgol Gymraeg Pwll Coch in Cardiff. Having graduated in 1992 her teaching career progressed, commencing a Deputy Headship in 2014 and achieving the NPQH in 2016.


In sharing this wonderful news with you, I should also like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Williams again for his total and professional support to the Governors during the recruitment process along with his outstanding skills of leadership and management in establishing Ysgol Gymraeg Rhyd y Grug as the brilliant school we know and respect. 


Kind Regards


Michelle Symonds

Chair of Governors