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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.

 

Trinity Fields School Consultation

Please be advised that as of Monday 14th September 2020, Caerphilly County Borough Council will be consulting on a proposal for this school. 

As part of the 21st Century Schools Programme in Caerphilly, the Council are consulting on a proposal to invest in developing the school and would welcome your views as part of this process.

The attached document provides further information in relation to where you can find out more about what is being proposed and how it will impact on the pupils, parents, staff and the wider community.

I would encourage you all to take the time to read the documentation and provide your views on the proposal through the methods outlined in the documentation.

The closing date for responses is the 26th October 2020.

Consultation Stakeholder Notification Letter

Cymraeg Letter - click here.

English Letter - click here.

 

NHS Wales Mental Health and well-being click here.

Information book explaining Coronavirus to children click here.

Please click on CAMHS Resources Wales for links to information and support for young people.

N.B. We are not responsible for the content of external websites.

 

Trinity Fields School Transition Video 2020

 

Letter from the Chief Education Officer - October 23rd 2020

English Letter - click here

Schools: coronavirus firebreak guidance FAQs from the Welsh Government 

Cymraeg guidance - click here.

English guidance - click here.

Letter from Ian Elliot - October 23rd 2020 - click here.

 

Letter from the Chief Education Officer - September 30th 2020

Cymraeg Letter - click here.

Cymraeg Flowchart - click here.

English Letter - click here.

English Flowchart - click here.

 

PDG Access Reminder

If your child is currently attending a Caerphilly School, is eligible for free school meals because of the benefits or support payments that you currently receive, is in Reception, Year 3, Year 7 or Year 10 only.

Have you submitted an application for the PDG Access Grant ?.

Funding of £125 is available for eligible pupils in Reception, Year 3 and Year 10 and £200 for eligible pupils in Year 7.

Full details of this funding are available on the Council website, together with details of how to apply.

Please note if you haven’t already submitted an application for free school meals this would need to be done first and eligibility confirmed. Again details are available on the Council website with regards to the eligibility criteria and how to apply.”

Pupil Development Grant (PDG) - click here.

 

Letter from the Chief Education Officer - September 2020

To read the letter - click here.

Welcome back to School letter - September 10th 2020

To read the letter - click here.

Welcome back to School letter - September 2nd 2020

To read the letter - click here.

 

Welsh Government - PDG Access Grant 2020/2021

   Cymraeg Letter - click here.

   English Letter - click here.

 

Please see the following attachments for important information about Type 1 Diabetes -

Cymraeg letter click here.

Symptomau diabetes type 1 click here.

English Letter click here.

Symptoms of diabetes type 1 click here.

 

Food bank provision

Due to current circumstances and increased complex difficulties surrounding food banks, a temporary system has been put in place for Caerphilly county borough to support current provision with food bank vouchers, donations and delivery. This support aims to help existing individuals or families that are currently in crisis, please note that this is not for those that are social distancing or self-isolating and unable to access food.

If an individual needs a food bank parcel by referral or to self-refer, there are two options to contact:

1.   CommunityRegen@caerphilly.gov.uk

2.   07825634157 or 07720948030

This will lead to a discussion with a triage worker, who will assess the current needs and connect the individual to a local voucher distributer if needed to make the referral.

  

Please see the following links with regards to Covid-19 -

https://llyw.cymru/canllawiau-ar-covid-19-ar-gyfer-lleoliadau-addysgol

https://gov.wales/guidance-educational-settings-about-covid-19 

 

Our Estyn inspection report (August 2019) can be viewed through the following link - ESTYN Report.

 

The following case studies can be viewed on the Estyn website:

Effective practice click here.

Strengthening opportunities for pupil leadership click here.

 

Great news about CCBC investing £10 million at Trinity Fields.

Click here for more details.

 

From 2022 there will be a new Curriculum for Wales - Education in Wales is changing VIDEO click here.

  

Training Dates  
Training Day  Monday 2nd September 2019
Training Day  Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Training Day  Monday 6th January 2020
Training Day  Monday 24th February 2020
Training Day  Monday 20th July 2020
   
Autumn Term  
Term Starts 

Tuesday 1st September 2020 - Staff return

Thursday 3rd - Wednesday 9th - Phased return

Thursday 10th September 2020 - All pupils

Term Ends Friday 18th December 2020
Half Term Begins Monday 26th October 2020
Half Term Ends Friday 30th October 2020
   
Spring Term  
Term Starts   Monday 6th January 2020 (INSET DAY)
Term Ends  Friday 3rd April 2020
Half Term Begins  Monday 17th February 2020
Half Term Ends  Friday 21st February 2020
   
Summer Term  
Term Starts   Monday 20th April 2020
Term Ends   Monday 20th July 2020 (INSET DAY)
Bank Holiday  Friday 8th May 2020
Half Term Begins  Monday 25th May 2020
Half Term Ends  Friday 29th May 2020
   

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 30 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 the first school in Caerphilly to obtain 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/Trauma Informed Schools (TIS) approaches across the school- further details of these approaches will be found under the "School Info" tab.

We work with all of our partners to provide the very best learning environment; we will ensure that all of our dedicated staff team are highly skilled and have access to specialist equipment and a broad range of 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 be a Centre of Excellence.

Staff and governors are firmly committed to developing a whole school  “TEAM” ethos which guides 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
Headteacher

 

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.