Our Vision & Values
Our mission statement and school aims have been co-created by our children, staff, governors and parents. We are a community school who put nurture and wellbeing at the heart of all we do and we are committed to ensuring that every child can reach their full potential and thrive. We strive to develop a culture of kindness, both to ourselves and to each other. We are there to support one another in all we do, in order to be successful in all we do.
Growing Together, Aiming High
At Ysgol Bryn Gwalia our expectation is that all members of the school treat each other with respect and kindness. We celebrate individuals who exemplify this behaviour in our weekly celebration service. We call our Role Models, our Bryn Gwalia GEMS. Members of the school who are:
Gentle and Kind
Excellent in Attitude
Mindful of Others
Supportive and Nurturing
We also celebrate those who have shown acts of Kindness to others. These are displayed on our Kindness Tree.
Kindness - showing Kindness and Empathy and ourselves and others at all times. Creating a positive environment for students and inspire them to be kind in other areas of their lives.
Honesty - Feeling safe enough to be honest in any situation and understanding the importance of this. Knowing 'how' to be honest in a kind and compassionate way.
Resilience - having a positive approach to learning, and never giving up even if a task difficult or challenging. Using the support network around you to help in a difficult situation.
Nurture - can always be committed to knowing how to be Self-regulated, equipped, determined, and ready to say ‘Yes!’ to great learning experiences on offer every day!
To empower ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives
To prioritise positive relationships ahead of everything else
To create enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work
To shape ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world
To foster healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society
To offer a dynamic and innovative curriculum that challenges, excites and inspires us all to learn in a twenty-first century way.
To commit to creating an inclusive, caring and happy environment in which children feel safe, secure, valued and respected.
To promote a sense of belonging to the school and wider community.
To provide an inspiring and challenging curriculum that reflects our community and meets the need of every child.
To teach children how to be a good learner so that they are empowered to lead their own learning.