TWO north Pembrokeshire schools will been overseen by one head teacher after federation was approved by full council.

Proposals to federate Ysgol Gymunedol Maenclochog and Ysgol Gymunedol Brynconin were consulted on earlier this year with 85 written responses received.

The schools have had an executive head teacher since September 2016 and this arrangement will now be made formally, with a Welsh name, reflecting the language of the schools – Ffederasiwn Ysgol Gymunedol Brynconin ac Ysgol Gymunedol Maenclochog.

There was 45 per cent support, while 41 per cent did not support the plan.

“The Brynconin community is more in favour of proceeding than the Maenclochog Community,” a report to council states.

Local member Cllr Huw George said: “It’s not that they are against, it’s just they are passionate about education for their children.”

He added that they were concerned about what would happen if “the wheels come off” the arrangement.

Councillors voted to implement the proposal to federate Ysgol Gymunedol Brynconin and Ysgol Gymunedol Maenclochog from January 2020.

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