Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Teyrnon moved to the Brynglas site in September. Previously, the centre –now a satellite ofMaesEbbwSchool– was part of an English-language primary school.
Parents at the centre were consulted about the new arrangements and these discussions have been on-going.
As the children in Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Teyrnon are encouraged to speak Welsh at all times, including at break times, it was agreed the ASD pupils would eat lunch in the centre until all parents had expressed a preference.
During the autumn term it was suggested that they could use the hall for lunch after Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Teyrnon pupils but the majority of parents at that time preferred the status quo.
Parents are able to discuss any concerns with the schools and changes could be made in future if that is their wish.
Both schools enjoy an excellent relationship and share many facilities. Plans for further collaboration between the two schools are already well-advanced.
Teachers at the centre have not reported any negative impact or deterioration in behaviour since the new arrangements began.
A joint statement from Maes Ebbw School and Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Teyrnon