YCG Curriculum

Ysgol Crug Glas provides specialist education for children and young people age 3 to 19 years, all with an individual development plan for additional learning needs. The majority of our pupils have a primary diagnosis for profound and multiple learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder or rare genetic conditions and global learning delay.

At Ysgol Crug Glas we believe that every pupil should have the opportunity to learn and develop to their full potential within an environment where they are happy. Pupils will be encouraged to take increasing responsibility for their own learning to becoming confident individuals. All pupils will be supported and challenged to become enterprising and creative in order to prepare them to reach their full potential in school, and in their lives beyond education.

We believe every child has the right to an education of high quality where everyone is valued and encouraged to respect others.

We believe that every pupil has the right to develop their knowledge about their culture, community and society in order to help them become ethically informed citizens of wales and the wider world.

We have a shared understanding that in order to develop into healthy and confident individuals and ethical and informed citizens, children need to practice being independent and responsible in the relatively safe environment of school.

We have a belief in children and the learning process that acknowledges that learning is diverse.

We have a whole school cohesive approach to child centered learning that draws on what we know about best practice from across Wales.

We are fully committed to developing and implementing the four purposes of the curriculum, as they will apply within a special school context. In summary we want all of the pupils at Ysgol Crug Glas to be;

  • Ambitious, capable learners;
  • Enterprising, creative contributors;
  • Ethical, informed citizens;
  • Healthy, confident individuals;

We aim to create an environment in which pupils can receive their curriculum entitlement alongside teachers who have high expectations and hopes for all pupils to achieve. We aspire for our pupils;

  • High achievement for all, regardless of ability, gender, class and ethnicity.
  • To develop a love of learning, and enjoy play.
  • To gain the best possible level of independence appropriate to their age and ability.
  • To be able to make appropriate, informed choices.
  • To be able to communicate in a range of settings and for different audiences.
  • To be able to behave and respond appropriately in a range of different situations, with regard for the feelings and the well-being of others.
  • To celebrate success and be aware of their own strengths and skills, leading to raised self-esteem.

In order to achieve these goals, we begin with the individual needs of the child. These needs encompass the whole child – not just the academic, but social, emotional, behavioral, medical and physical needs.

  • We ensure that our curriculum is delivered at the appropriate level to meet these needs.
  • We believe that it is not simply a case of what we deliver, but also the way in which we deliver it.
  • We aim to use pupils’ strengths, the strengths of adults around them and the environment to enhance opportunities for learning and success.
  • Through the ongoing assessment of our pupils’ needs, abilities and levels of attainment, we record and report on progress and inform our planning of the curriculum.
  • We monitor and evaluate the pupils’ learning and our teaching in order to continuously strive to raise standards.

Progression in learning, and, development and acquisition of skills and knowledge across our school, is shaped within 3 departments;

  • Early Years
  • Middle School
  • Upper School

More information on our departments can be found by clicking the links above (Additional information currently under construction – hyperlink to follow).