SKILLS & WELSH BACCALAUREATE
In order to meet our school aims and ensure success for all pupils we need to make certain that we provide students with high quality challenging and rewarding learning experience which equip them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to participate successfully and confidently in the modern world. We are committed to promoting and embedding the four purposes of the curriculum and developing:
- Ambitious, capable learners – ready to learn throughout their lives.
- Enterprising, creative contributors – to play a full part in life and work.
- Ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the World.
- Healthy, confident individuals – as valued members of society.
Therefore it is our policy that:
- Skills development will be recognised as underpinning all elements of the taught and wider curriculum. Literacy and Numeracy are universally acknowledged to be the essential foundations of education.
- Skills development should help students to become more involved in and responsible for their own learning.
- All teachers and all courses will contribute to developing a range of competencies and skills which are the foundations for almost all learning and develop individuals that are able to participate successfully and confidently in the challenges of the modern world.
- There is a significant move away from ‘learning about’ to ‘learning to’, with a growing skills focus and an emphasis on application and development of higher-order skills, particularly creativity (entrepreneurship) and digital literacy.
- A variety of opportunities for pupils to practice and develop their cross curricular responsibilities and wider skills arise in academic, pastoral and vocational work and extra-curricular activities.