Ysgol Gyfun Heolddu is a school where young people’s talents and abilities are nurtured and where they can develop their ambitions. Our aim is that all students leave the school as highly-qualified, confident and articulate young adults. We are passionate about our students and are deeply committed to ensuring that they have a rich and successful experience at Heolddu. We believe in equipping students with the skills, knowledge and confidence for the future, and the dedicated body of staff here work tirelessly to support success for all. We expect our students to give of their best; as such our learner values are highly visible throughout the school:
- Aspire to achieve
- Be positive
- Succeed through effort
- Have a can-do attitude
- Show resilience
We are so proud that in 2018 Estyn found that ‘Pupils are proud to belong to the Heolddu school community. Most pupils feel safe and say that the school deals effectively with any concerns that they have. Most pupils are courteous and respectful towards staff, visitors and fellow pupils. They behave well, arrive promptly to lessons, and demonstrate positive attitudes to learning. Many apply themselves appropriately to a variety of activities and concentrate well.’
Heolddu Comprehensive School is a learning organisation where we are proud to work collaboratively with our cluster and regional partners. We are an EAS Professional Learning Lead School and an ITE Lead Partnership School.
Curriculum For Wales
At Heolddu, we believe all pupils, whatever their background, have a right to access the best that has been said and thought. This includes a variety of writers, from all parts of the world, and thinkers from all the ages. Our curriculum ensures that pupils are knowledgeable enough about the world around them to transform it in the future. We pride ourselves on being a progressive and innovative school and we offer a curriculum that has been designed with the needs of our learners at the forefront. We believe that knowledge about the world is central to our pupils’ success, and that our pupils learn to value, respect and take pride in their community.
In 2022, we will launch our vision for Curriculum for Wales: a learner-centred, knowledge-centred and community-centred curriculum.