Ysgol Sant Elfod is a purpose built English medium community junior school catering for boys and girls between the ages of seven and eleven years and the school population is at present 300 pupils. The children are taught in single age, mixed ability groups, however, there is an element of ‘banding’ and teacher specialisation.
School Mission Statement
All members of staff at Ysgol Sant Elfod will aim to provide a place of excellence where children can achieve their full potential in their academic, creative, personal, physical, moral and spiritual development.
We will endeavour to promote a healthy and happy environment to facilitate this while at the same time encouraging the pupils to acquire independence of thought and a sense of responsibility to others.
It goes without saying that all aspects of school life, including training and development, provide equal opportunities irrespective of gender, disability, race or religion.
Our school aims to:
- provide a broad and balanced differentiated curriculum catering for each child’s physical, intellectual, emotional, social and moral well being;
- provide the best possible quality of education which reflects the needs of individual pupils, and so to provide the opportunities to achieve their potential;
- work in co-operation with the home, both working towards the same goal, for the good of the child;
- help children relate to others – we hope to develop positive attitudes and respect for others;
- give children the opportunity to use their knowledge, skills and experiences in a variety of situations;
- be a school where children enjoy success through well planned activities which cater for the individual needs of the children;
- be a caring school with a secure, welcoming atmosphere where children can enjoy a familiar routine which helps them gain confidence, become independent and increase their self esteem;
- establish a happy, hard working atmosphere based on sound interpersonal relationships between pupil, teacher, parent and Governing Body;
- teach our pupils to care for and respect their environment, whether it be their school, home or the global environment for which they will become increasingly responsible;
- equip our pupils with the skills of literacy, numeracy and information communication technology (ICT) so that they can realise their full potential;
- provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities to develop further the pupils’ social, sporting and cultural skills.