Headteacher's Welcome

Realising One's Potential

Croeso and welcome to Dyffryn Taf. At the school we aim to work with you to celebrate the past and, through the rounded education of our pupils, help to shape the future. We are privileged to serve a community which shares our values: an ethos of hard work, respect for others and a desire to achieve excellence in all we do.

We want the young people we work with to behave well and to set a good example to those around them; to show respect for themselves and for others, including the wider community; to participate in school life in the fullest sense, both in and out of the classroom. We pride ourselves on offering a range of academic, cultural and sporting opportunities and encourage all pupils to try new ways to find and express their talents. We want to work with them to promote tolerance and understanding, and an open and enquiring outlook. We believe that the rights of pupils are paramount, but should be balanced with their responsibilities. We want everything to be an opportunity for learning and development.

We make the commitment to you that your child will be led by a team of skilled professionals devoted to ensuring the progress and wellbeing of everyone in their care. We want Dyffryn Taf to be a positive learning environment where every adult is one who pupils can trust. High quality teaching and learning are at the heart of what we do, with every staff member focused on ensuring high standards of achievement for pupils of all abilities.

We strive to be a school which is inclusive and diverse, offering something for everybody, regardless of ability or background. It is not just about fulfilling potential but also about raising expectations of what that potential can be. By working closely with families we give ourselves the best chance of achieving that goal.

Past, present and future parents and carers are always welcome to visit the school to see how we work and to share any concerns or queries. I look forward to meeting with you all at school events or by individual appointment if needed.

Mr J G Kennedy, Headteacher/Prifathro