Achievements

ICT Mark Accredited - Awarded  December 8, 2014

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BECTA is the government agency leading the national drive to ensure the effective and innovative use of information and communications technology throughout learning.

The BECTA ICT Mark is an externally assessed, national quality mark against which schools can measure whether they have reached a recognised standard of maturity in their use of technology.

The BECTA SRF – Self Review Framework offers the school a route for assessing and improving our school’s use of ICT, by benchmarking against best practice, it will enable Greenfield school to create an action plan for further development.

This is a fantastic achievement for us and the report from the assessors was a real pleasure to read.

We are already planning the next stage in our ICT development which will include further work on e-safety and also address the issues around:

  • E-learning
  • HWB+ Site
  • Further development of our school website

Investors In People - Awarded  February 17, 2014

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Greenfield School first gained the prodigious Investors in People award in April 2002. This award has identified that the management of the school has built close and productive relationships with all who are employed within the organisation.

Good practice was identified in employee engagement, support and guidance across all areas of the Investors in People framework, from strengthening leadership to developing managers, building dialogue and creating a culture of openness and trust. Since the initial award ongoing independent reviews have shown that the good practice continues to develop.

British Council International School Award - Awarded  January 6, 2014

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This shows our commitment to Global Citizenship and cultural diversity by linking with different schools and cultures as part of our working practice. Our pupils learn that they are linked to and are affected by the lives and decisions of others across the world. They have the right to understand and develop themselves as global citizens

Many opportunities have been provided to study other cultures. The school has had strong links with schools in Botswana and Holland, Lithuania, Poland, France, Crete and the Czech Republic. Many subject areas are used to deliver this theme, including Creative Arts. These influences can be seen throughout the school.

Eco Schools - Awarded  June 20, 2007

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Eco Schools is a programme that has been running within our school for several years. It is designed to implement sustainable development encouraging all pupils to take an active role in how to development our local environment. The Green Flag status was awarded in the summer of 2009.

Within Greenfield we have concentrated our efforts in several areas including Litter, Healthy Living, Transport and Global Citizenship.

Our school seeks to educate all our pupils in the merits of sustainability.

 

Duke Of Edinburgh - Awarded  April 19, 2007

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The Duke of Edinburgh Award has been running at Greenfield School since 2007-8. It is offered to pupils from 14 years of age and across the ability range.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14 – 24. The award has allowed pupils in the school the opportunity to experience new activities and to develop existing skills. Each pupil has worked towards completing a volunteering, physical and skills activity, such as raising funds for the school minibus and other charities, maintaining the school garden, learning British Sign Language, learning first aid skills, walking and orienteering. They have also participated in an expedition, which involves planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey, including an overnight camp. The expeditions have taken place around the Brecon Beacons and the Gower. All pupils who have taken part have done so with enthusiasm and energy and have all enjoyed the experience.

The award scheme has also presented the school with an opportunity to work with the local community and other schools. As part of their training and preparation pupils have collaborated with Afon Taf High School, Dolygaer Outdoor Education Centre and the local D of E centre and staff. The school has received funding from Community Focused Schools to purchase equipment and continue with the inclusion initiative with Afon Taf High School. The school has also been used as an example of how young people with Special Educational Needs can take part and succeed in the Award Scheme. It is an award that has recognised the young people’s commitment and enthusiasm and it is an outstanding achievement for the pupils from Greenfield School.