Ty-Gwyn Special School
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Vincent Road
02920 838560

School Description

Tŷ Gwyn School is one of three special schools that form the Western Learning Federation. The federation was established in January 2018. The aim of the federation is to achieve economies of scale, develop close collaborative working across the schools for the benefit of both pupils and staff, and develop and improve leadership capacity, whilst maintaining the individual identity of each of the three schools. All three schools are served by one governing body and led by an executive headteacher, who was appointed in 2019. Tŷ Gwyn School is a happy and caring community. Staff from across the teaching and therapeutic teams work together exceptionally well to provide high levels of support for pupils and families, which enables most pupils to make strong progress during their time at the school. Pupils enjoy coming to Tŷ Gwyn as a result of the calm and nurturing environment at the school. They feel safe in school and build strong relationships with staff, which helps them to develop their social and independence skills well over time. They engage positively in lessons, learn to work alongside each other and move happily between different activities around the school. In relation to their needs and abilities, they make strong progress in developing their independence and express their views and opinions effectively. Teachers and support staff have a strong understanding of pupils’ complex additional learning needs and work together effectively. They track and monitor pupils’ progress robustly and provide parents and carers with detailed information about their child’s achievements. In many lessons, they plan purposeful and engaging lessons to support pupils to participate fully in their learning. In a few lessons, the planning of activities is not sufficiently engaging and staff do not use pupils’ preferred communication strategies well enough to support pupils’ consistent participation in learning. The school provides valuable support for parents and carers, for example through the school’s family centre. It plans effectively to support parents and carers where English is an additional language through ensuring that their language needs are met. This worthwhile support for parents and carers is highly valued by them. Leaders are highly visible around the school and closely involved in all aspects of the school’s work. They know the school’s strengths and areas very well. Self-evaluation activities are robust and take suitable account of feedback from pupils, parents and carers in identifying priorities for development. The school places a high priority on ensuring that it meets national priorities. There are strong arrangements in place to promote the professional learning of teaching staff that align well with the school’s priorities.

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