Our school recognises the importance of raising children’s self esteem, which in turn improves performance in the classroom. To enable us to achieve this aim the school participates fully in national standards of achievement and national competitions. These frameworks provide exciting challenges for the children and enables us to improve working conditions , raise standards and improve the quality of learning for our children.
Active Marc Cymru is a quality award developed between Sport Wales and the Association for Physical Education. This year we have been awarded to Llangewydd Juniors in recognition of high quality Physical Education and School Sport and it is to celebrate the success of pupils in schools and the wider sporting community. We are very proud to have been gained this special award.
This year we have been awarded Thinking School status. This award is given to schools who take a whole-school approach to the teaching of thinking. This means that thinking becomes central and explicit and all teachers and students develop a common thinking language and toolbox. For more information on thinking schools, click on the logo.
We have achieved the ICT Mark twice (in 2009 and again in 2012). The ICT Mark is the third level of the Next Generation Learning Charter. (Level one being Committed to ICT, and level two being Recognised for ICT). The ICT Mark is a national accreditation scheme which recognises schools for their achievements in reaching a standard of maturity in their use of technology.
Following our success at achieving the ICT Mark we applied for and were shortlisted in the 'Best ICT School in Wales' category in the BECTA ICT Excellence Awards in 2010. The ICT Excellence Awards is an awards scheme for schools, local authorities and other organisations supporting schools. These awards aim to identify and reward whole school excellence in ICT and reward those organisations which support school improvement with ICT.
Llangewydd Juniors have been assessed for the national quality award of the Welsh Network of Healthy School Scheme. We have achieved phase 5 in Healthy Schools. This local scheme encourages the development of Llangewydd, which promotes health in our local area. Llangewydd Juniors have develop policies which promote health and well being, and contribute to the promotion of healthy lifestyles by considering a range of actions on particular health topics. During this acedemic year Llangewydd are hoping to achieve the National Quality award as we have been a healthy school since 2002.
We have achieved the Schools Green Flag for standards in education for sustainable development. In 2006, we won the Tidy Wales Week award and came first in the 2006 Sony animation competition. In 1998, 2000 and 2003, we were winners of the prestigious Wales Quality Award For Education and in 2001 we won the Wales Quality Award for People Development. We have received a Distinction Award from Education Extra for the quality of our extra curricular work, have been finalists in the Steadtler Norris design award and have won the Toyota Design Challenge. EBP recognised our links with industry with a Special award and we haven been used as a training school for several colleges.