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Welcome to Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre

Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre

Croeso i Cae’r Drindod - Welcome to Trinity Fields.


Terms ends on FRIDAY 21st December and pupils return on Tuesday 8th January 2019.



Below are details of the Council's budget consultation.

A full list of the savings can be found in the www link at the end of this update.

Draft budget proposals for 2019/2020

On Wednesday 14 November, Cabinet Members considered draft savings proposals, along with a higher than anticipated council tax rise, totalling over £15.6 million, which is required if the council is to deliver a balanced budget for next year.

Caerphilly has to find savings for the next year alone (2019/20) totalling almost £14.7 million, with a proposed 6.95% increase in council tax in order to help the council meet its extremely challenging savings targets.

In its draft budget proposals for 2019/2020, the council is forced to consider proposals which include:

  • Reductions in street cleansing, grass cutting and highways maintenance
  • The closure of two Household Waste Recycling Centres
  • Reduced spending on libraries, youth, adult services and day care provision
  • Reductions in school budgets and school initiatives
  • Increases in school meal prices
  • The Community Safety Wardens service to cease
  • Closure of public toilets and four community centres
  • Cease Meals on Wheels service except for clients under section 117

These proposals are now subject to a period of widespread public consultation, running until Friday 11th January 2019.

A full list of the proposed savings for 2019/2020 and details of how to respond to the consultation can be found here:

Training Dates  
 Training Day  Monday 3rd September 2018
 Training Day  Tuesday 4th September 2018
 Training Day  Monday 5th November 2018
 Training Day  Monday 7th January 2019
 Training Day  Monday 22nd July 2019
Autumn Term  
 Term Starts   Monday 3rd September 2018 (INSET DAY) + Tuesday 4th September (INSET DAY)
 Half Term Begins  Monday 29th October 2018
 Half Term Ends  Friday 2nd November 2018
 Term Ends  Friday 21st December 2018
Spring Term  
 Term Starts   Monday 7th January 2019 (INSET DAY)
 Half Term Begins  Monday 25th February 2019
 Half Term Ends  Friday 1st March 2019
 Term Ends  Friday 12th April 2019
 Summer Term  
 Term Starts   Monday 29th April 2019
 Bank Holiday  Monday 6th May 2019
 Half Term Begins  Monday 27th May 2019
 Half Term Ends  Friday 31st May 2019
 Term Ends   Monday 22nd July 2019



To donate to Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre please use our My Donate page.

Croeso - Welcome

I am very pleased to be able to write this short introduction for our school website. I was born and raised in the Cynon Valley and I have spent the past 28 years working within special education, both in mainstream and special schools, mainly across South Wales, having started my teaching career in Gloucester back in the late 1980s. I was appointed to Trinity Fields in May 2012 and officially took up my position on 1st September 2012.

On behalf of our pupils, staff and governors I would like to take this opportunity of welcoming you to our school website. Trinity Fields School, situated in the community of Ystrad Mynach, is a busy, forward-looking school that provides education and specialist facilities for pupils aged 3 to 19 with a wide range of learning difficulties.

Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre is a purpose built school which opened in 1998 and offers our pupils many unique and innovative features in order to develop their skills.

First and foremost pupils are at the heart of all that we do at Trinity Fields. We have a long standing commitment to provide all pupils with the very best learning experiences as well as empowering them to make important decisions about future developments within the school. We continue to work within the guiding principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC); we achieved Level 2 of UNICEF's Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) at the beginning of 2017. Our RRSA assessment report can be found under the "Policies" section of the website. We are extremely proud that we are first school in Caerphilly to obtained this award. Our assessors said:

"Article 12 is at the heart of life at Trinity Fields. Pupils are enabled to fully participate in a meaningful and inclusive way. The assessors were able to see many examples of this during the assessment with the Headteacher stating "RRS and listening to our pupils is natural and an expectation at school. My job is to support our pupils and make a difference. This can only be achieved by listening to them".

At Trinity Fields we aim to promote and develop our pupils' learning, self-esteem, behaviour and confidence by providing rich and individualised learning opportunities for them to develop their skills and understanding, and create an exciting school community which is child-centred, empowering and inclusive. We have also embraced the THRIVE approach across the school- further details of this approach will be found under the "School Info" tab.

We work with all of our partners to provide the very best learning environment, and we will ensure that all of our dedicated staff team are highly skilled and have access to specialist equipment and outstanding facilities in order to meet pupils’ needs. These integrated facilities  provide pupils with the very best learning opportunities and resources which support our vision to become a Centre of Excellence.

Staff and governors are firmly committed to developing a whole school  “TEAM” ethos which will guide all aspects of our work. I hope that our website gives you some insight into our work but having said this I would encourage you to visit our school as it is impossible to capture our ethos and unique character in words and photographs.

On behalf of pupils, staff and governors I look forward to welcoming you to Cae’r Drindod - Trinity Fields.

With my best wishes,

Ian Elliott MBE


Links with United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC):

Article 3 (Best interests of the child): The best interests of children must be the primary concern in making decisions that may affect them. All adults should do what is best for children. When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions will affect children. This particularly applies to budget, policy and law makers.

Article 12 (Respect for the views of the child): When adults are making decisions that affect children, children have the right to say what they think should happen and have their opinions taken into account.

Article 23 (Children with disabilities): Children who have any kind of disability have the right to special care and support, as well as all the rights in the Convention, so that they can live full and independent lives.

Article 28 (Right to education): All children have the right to a primary education; young people should be encouraged to reach the highest level of education of which they are capable.

Article 29 (Goals of education): Children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest.

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