At Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen we understand that the move to secondary school can be stressful for parents and learners alike.  We do all we can to reassure and support learners, whilst helping them to understand and respond to new challenges and opportunities. We work in close collaboration with our partner primary schools which includes the active involvement of our teachers alongside our Primary colleagues to ensure a smooth transition.

Please find below the Transition Team, from here you can view key members of the team, read information and email them directly.


We have had over 200 of our new learners interacting in a ‘virtual’ transition Google Classroom for the last 3 weeks. We have been amazed at some of the work being produced and now look forward to welcoming them all in September.
Tracey Wellington
Gareth Pope
Deputy Headteacher
Jennifer Williams
Assistant Headteacher
Nina Ellis
Assistant ALNCo
Clare Jarvis
Transition LSO
Gemma Pinches
Transition & Progression Co-Ordinator
Paula Struthers
Pupil Support Officer
Kelly James
Pupil Support Officer
Andrea Stockton
Year 7 Pastoral Leader