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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.


Many thanks to everyone who supported us during our inspection. We really do value your continued support.


The report can be viewed through the following link -

ESTYN Report.


The effective practice case study can now be viewed on the Estyn website - 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   Monday 2nd September 2019 (INSET DAY) + Tuesday 3rd September (INSET DAY)
Term Ends  Friday 20th December 2019
Half Term Begins  Monday 28th October 2019
Half Term Ends  Friday 1st November 2019
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


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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Foundation donation

Thank you very much to Dewi and Hope, Jaxon's brother and sister,  for walking 30 miles in 30 days to raise £160.00 for school. This is a remarkable achievement. Well done!


Parent Signalong Workshops

This week we have held two Parent Signalong workshops.


Help4Wales Animal Safe Haven Fundraiser

The students involved in the ASDAN Animal Care Course organised a fundraising day in support of the Help4Wales Foundation Animal Safe Haven.


The Animal Safe Haven is a service that supports victims of domestic abuse by temporarily caring for their pets whilst they access a refuge and begin to rebuild their lives.


Trinity Fields School raised £95 in donations and collected over £100 in animal care supplies.


Jemma and Jasmine from Help4Wales came to present the students with a certificate for all their hard work.


Well done everyone!


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