New Curriculum

Curriculum summary – Llanidloes High School

Our Vision

Llanidloes High School prepares young people with diverse abilities and backgrounds for a life of learning, service, leadership and personal fulfilment.

We are committed to providing ‘Great Opportunities For All to Learn’ (Gofal means ‘care’ in Welsh).  For many years, our Gofal ethos has helped create a happy, caring and stimulating learning environment where pupils flourish.

As a dual stream school in the heart of Wales, we want our pupils to become fluent in the Welsh language.  We want them to develop a secure understanding of how their identity is shaped by local and Welsh: history, religious and spiritual heritage, values, culture and social context.  Alongside discovering their own individuality, they learn to respect others who are different from themselves.

Everything we do helps us fulfil the four purposes of the Curriculum for Wales.  These are to develop: ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives; enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work; ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world; and healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

Our school values of courage, integrity, humility and compassion underpin all we do and how we do it.

  • Courage helps our young people innovate and take risks, inspiring change for the better. It means challenging adversity and complacency, making the most of opportunities, putting fear of failure to one side and staying the course, even when it is difficult.
  • Integrity is about honesty, doing the right thing, having the highest standards and leading by example. It involves taking responsibility and, ultimately, is what makes us worthy of others’ trust.
  • Humility ensures our young people recognise that struggling with one’s weaknesses is essential to growth.  We want all members of our school community to believe that they have as much to learn as they have to give.  Humility encourages our young people to have a proper sense of self-worth, but not to regard themselves as the centre of the universe.
  • Compassion enables our young people to build caring, constructive relationships that help them make a positive contribution to the lives of others.  We believe that the strongest relationships flourish when one esteems others more highly than oneself.

Our house system and broad co-curriculum provides a communal identity that supports the positive development of character, attitude and teamwork.  We firmly believe that pupils learn as much beyond the classroom as within it, and as much from each other as from their teachers.

We are a forward-thinking school that enthusiastically embraces research-driven innovation and new opportunities when we feel that it will enhance the learning and experience of our young people.  We are an outward-looking school that believes passionately in the power of partnership.  We aim to offer the best possible educational experience to current and future generations living in mid-Wales and then to share that as widely as possible while learning from others.

We are committed to realising our vision in the most environmentally sustainable manner.