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Learning Together, Inspired Forever

School Ethos and Values

Learning together, inspired forever

Dysgu gyda’n gilydd, caru dysgu am byth

Our Vision

Our Values


Our School Ethos and Values


The school’s ethos is one of care and respect, where encouragement, tolerance and patience have a high priority. The following poem sums up our philosophy.

If a child lives with criticism,

He learns to condemn.


If a child lives with hostility,

He learns to fight.


If a child lives with ridicule,

He learns to be shy.


If a child lives with shame,

He learns to feel guilty.



If a child lives with encouragement,

He learns confidence.


If a child lives with praise,

He learns to appreciate.


If a child lives with fairness,

He learns justice.


If a child lives with security,

He learns to have faith.


If a child lives with approval,

He learns to like himself.


If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,

He learns to find love in the world.

Our School Aims and Objectives


Learning together, inspired forever

Dysgu gyda’n gilydd, caru dysgu am byth


At Pentre’r Graig Primary School, we are proud to be an inclusive school where we work together to challenge, inspire and motivate all children to become successful, confident and caring citizens of our diverse world. We work together to create a happy environment where all members of the school community feel safe, can enjoy, achieve and make a positive contribution to the school and the wider community. We promote a culture where pupils are happy, believe that they can succeed, take responsibility for their learning, set targets for their achievement and develop as independent learners.


Our aims

Our aim is that all our children should:

  • Feel safe and secure in Pentre’r Graig Primary School.
  • Enjoy their primary school years and develop high self-esteem regardless of 'academic' ability
  • Have a passion for learning and experience success.
  • Be confident to take risks.
  • Develop lively, enquiring minds and become confident communicators and independent thinkers
  • Experience teaching of the highest quality and develop core skills to a high level
  • Develop the essential learning skills of : perseverance, resilience, flexibility and independence
  • Be well mannered, respecting themselves, others and the environment
  • Make a positive contribution to the school and the wider community







How will we achieve this?


  • To have high expectations of all children
  • Putting the personal development and well-being of our pupils first
  • Providing a broad, constantly evolving, innovative, exciting, forward-thinking curriculum that enriches and challenges and takes account of the pupil voice.
  • To provide quality teaching and learning for all our pupils in a safe, secure, happy, healthy, caring and stimulating environment. A curriculum for the development of the whole child and one that is fitting for 21st Century Wales.
  • To provide challenging and motivating experiences that allow the children to be reflective, take responsibility and show initiative.
  • Being an inclusive school that uses a wide range of teaching and learning strategies, technologies and high quality resources in order to ensure that all learners reach their full potential
  • Maximising the time allocated to learning
  • To develop attitudes, characteristics, knowledge and a range of skills that will prepare the children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of a modern society.
  • To encourage, praise and positively reinforce good relationships and behaviour.
  • To create a school culture that fosters good communication, openness and a sense of belonging within a supportive community for all children, parents, staff and governors
  • Working in partnership with parents, acknowledging and supporting their role as the primary educators of their children and providing them with the information to help their children learn well
  • Creating a happy, industrious atmosphere that models, promotes and celebrates good behaviour
  • To continue to develop Pentre’r Graig as a school committed to continuous improvement by involving all of our stakeholders.




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