Croeso i Ysgol Gynradd Coed Glas, welcome to Coed Glas Primary School.
We would like to extend to you and your family, the warmest of welcomes to the community of our school. Whilst your child is with us, we will do our utmost to ensure that he or she is happy and secure and will benefit from the best possible standard of education which we can offer.
The whole school community is extremely proud of the reputation Coed Glas has for offering an exceptionally good all-round education for the children. We set out to provide opportunities for all children to achieve and reach their potential. We provide a broad educational experience which recognises the need for children to grow up at a healthy pace and to have a balanced diet of academic, social, cultural, physical and spiritual experiences. Coed Glas is a friendly school, with warm and positive relationships between staff, pupils and parents. We have a large, open setting and good facilities to support the busy and exciting lives our pupils lead.
School life should be fun and fulfilling and every child should have the experience of being valued individually, understood and encouraged by their teachers, supported where necessary and challenged to fulfil their potential. Parents too should feel fully involved in their children's school lives, with a genuine partnership between home and school, and excellent communications to achieve the very best for our pupils. Coed Glas is a caring and open environment and we strongly believe that it is good for our pupils to see the teaching staff working closely together with our parents and carers, supporting each other for their mutual benefit. The Parent Teacher Association is integral to this partnership, as is the open door policy we operate.
Children at Coed Glas will learn the virtues of good manners and respect, the joy of learning and succeeding, and the pleasures to be gained from joining in with a wide range of stimulating experiences with their friends.
Our Governors work closely with the head teacher and staff to provide a range of excellent learning opportunities designed to ensure that all children experience success at Coed Glas.
Families of our current pupils perceive Coed Glas as a community, a friendly environment with a strong emphasis on pastoral care, support and guidance. We aim to engender curiosity, hard work and a willingness to get involved in our community.
The learning environment is purposeful, creative and challenging. There is a strong emphasis on the acquisition of secure basic skills in English and Mathematics and the development of good learning skills. We provide an environment which promotes the culture, heritage and language of Wales. We believe that pupils learn best when they participate actively in lessons, with a real sense of challenge.
We strive to ensure that physical recreation is an integral part of life at Coed Glas. Children have the opportunity to participate in PE lessons each week as well as being able to enjoy the physical experiences as part of the school's extra curricular provision. We actively promote healthy lifestyles by encouraging healthy eating, physical exercise and emotional well being.
Your child will be encouraged to use their imagination, and will develop the confidence to be creative in art and music as well as participating in performances. There will be many opportunities for your child to get involved, through regular clubs, performances and music lessons.
Our school council, Eco council, school nutrition action group and older pupils all play an important role in Coed Glas. These groups are closely involved in the school and help the younger pupils. They ensure that pupils' ideas and views are valued and help to engender a family atmosphere where everyone works together. These groups also give pupils an opportunity to develop leadership, decision making and teamwork skills that will benefit them during their time in school and beyond.
We will keep you regularly informed about your child’s development and progress. We actively promote closer links between home and school and will enlist your help to ensure that we best cater for your child’s individual needs.
Should you have any problems, questions or queries we will gladly discuss these with you. Please contact the school to make a mutually convenient appointment with the Headteacher. This booklet has been produced to provide you with detailed background information about the school and how you can best help your child.
We trust that this initial introduction will provide a firm foundation for the development of a close and mutually beneficial partnership between home and school. By working closely together, we can achieve the best for every child in our care.
Parents and carers are most welcome to visit the school prior to admission. We will invite parents of reception aged children to an induction meeting in the summer term prior to the children starting in reception. Parents and carers of children transferring to the school should contact the Head Teacher who will arrange a pre admission meeting.
Mr K Hart