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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.


Draft training dates for September 2018-July 2019
Monday 3rd September 2018

Tuesday 4th September 2018

Monday 5th November 2018

Monday 7th January 2019

Monday 17th July 2019

These training dates might be subject to change but we will let parents/carers know in plenty of time.

Training Dates  
 Training Day  Monday 4th September 2017
 Training Day  Monday 6th November 2017
 Training Day  Monday 18th June 2018
Autumn Term  
 Term Starts   Monday 4th September 2017 (Training Day)
 Half Term Begins  Monday 30th October 2017
 Half Term Ends  Friday 3rd November 2017
 Term Ends  Friday 22nd December 2017
Spring Term  
 Term Starts   Monday 8th January 2018
 Half Term Begins  Monday 19th February 2018
 Half Term Ends  Friday 23rd February 2018
 Term Ends  Thursday 29th March 2018
 Summer Term  
 Term Starts   Monday 16th April 2018
 Bank Holiday  Monday 7th May 2018 
 Half Term Begins  Monday 28th May 2018
 Half Term Ends  Friday 1st June 2018
 Term Ends   Tuesday 24th July 2018


Winter Trinity Times Newsletter click here.

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

The Welsh Government has recently published its intention to change the way children and young people with additional learning needs access support and entitlement.  For more information click here.

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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Tesco Donation

Thank you to Blair, Community Champion, from Tesco in Ystrad Mynach , donating a "pamper hamper" to Head boy and Head girl for the PTA Valentine Disco raffle on Tuesday night


Environmental Award

Good news, Luke Pickard won the 'Youth Environmental Champion' at the Caerphilly Pride in Your Place ceremony.  In addition to this Trinity Fields won the 'Recycling in Schools' Award.  Well done to everyone.



School categorisation 2017-2018

Welsh Government have confirmed our school's national categorisation for 2017-2018.

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