Caergeiliog Foundation School has a commitment to ‘Quality and Excellence in Education’ and a ‘Service of Care’. It aims at giving each one of its pupils the best possible start in life and thus prepare each child for the challenges of the future.
The Second School in Wales to gain this Award in 1996
Winners in 1999
Winners in 2002
Winners in 2008
'Ysgol Caergeiliog is commended for the highly effective communication processes it has introduced over time. They are varied and widespread, and work effectively in establishing a common understanding amongst staff, of School aims, objectives, activity and achievements'
(Report from IIP Assessor 2002)
'Ysgol Caergeiliog is no stranger to setting itself high standards and to working towards and achieving external recognition. It uses this approach to form and support its commitment to on-going whole school performance improvement'.
(Report: IIP Assessor 2008)
The School was awarded -
The Charter Mark Highly Commended in 1997
The full Charter Mark in 1999
The full Charter Mark in 2002
The full Charter Mark in 2006
'The School sets high standards for its 'Service of Care' and strongly encourages pupils to achieve excellent academic levels. As a consequence it is justifiably popular with key stakeholders, parents and pupils'.
(Report : Care Service Excellence Assessor 2010)
'Ysgol Caergeiliog Foundation School has continued to meet the requirements of the Customer Service Excellence Standard and used the process to improve its existing high quality and much appreciated service'.
(Report: Customer Service Excellence Assessor 2011)
In October 2004, the School’s commitment to ‘Excellence’ was again recognised when it was awarded the ‘LEADING ASPECT AWARD’ . This Award is promoted and endorsed by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) and recognises excellence in particular features of School practice that is worthy of recognition. It is an Award that not only celebrates achievement but also takes steps to ensure that the practice is shared and exchanged with other schools.
The School received the Award for ‘Promoting Standards through Assessments’
‘Assessment is about the whole child, it is an integral part of classroom life that has been carefully planned but is also regarded as informal and as well as objective measures, relies on the professionalism of the staff. The result has been consistent standards for the school. Incidental assessment is actively encouraged. There is a growing emphasis on the role of self evaluation/assessment. Consultation with parents is paramount for the school. The School is a self reflective school.’
(From the Report of the Leading Aspect Award Inspector October 2004)
The School’s commitment to ‘Quality and Excellence’ was further recognised in July 2003 when it gained the Quality Mark Award. The Government Basic Skills Agency awarded the School for its achievements in developing literacy and numeracy. It considered the effective and innovative ways in which we teach these subjects throughout the School.
2nd Time Winners in July 2006
'The School has a comprehensive strategy and a strong basis for meeting the requirements of the Quality Mark'
(Report from Quality Mark Inspector July 2003)
The Eco-Schools programme is an international initiative that encourages pupils to engage with environmental and sustainable development issues. It provides a highly structured system for the environmental management of schools.
The programme is a learning resource and topic areas include: Litter, Waste Minimisation, Transport, Healthy Living, Energy, Water, School Grounds and Global Citizenship. Pupils take key roles in decision making and participation in order to reduce the environmental impact of their school. In this way, Eco-Schools extends learning beyond the classroom and develops responsible citizenship attitudes both at home and in the wider community.
The Eco-Schools International Green Flag, awarded to schools with high achievement in their programme, is a recognised and respected eco-label for performance in Education for Sustainable Development. The Eco-Schools programme is a long-term activity, with the award being re-assessed and renewed every two years.
The School has been an ECO School since 2006 and is currently working towards the Eco GREEN FLAG.
This Scheme emphasises the link between health and education and is supported by the Welsh Assembly Government.
The Scheme has nine aims plus an annual health promotion event.
Schools take approximately 3 years to complete the aims and choose 3 aims per year.
The School has achieved Phase 1 and is currently working towards Phase 2.
In 2003 the School was awarded the Gold Standard by the Welsh Food Agency
Food Hygiene Rating: 5
The Food Hygiene Rating allocated to a business reflects the hygiene standards found at the time of Inspection. This is rated on a scale of 0 - 5 rating and 0 means that urgent improvement is necessary. The top rating is 5, this means that hygiene standards are Very Good.