School Ethos



To be recognised as outstanding in all that we do.


To empower and support individuals to be resilient and independent and to develop skills to reach their potential.

Core Values

We are a school characterised by a commitment and ambition to be recognised as outstanding in all that we do.  Our values are fundamental in ensuring that we achieve our vision and mission.

The Aims of Pen-y-Cwm Special School

  • To provide every pupil with a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum including full access to the National Curriculum.
  • To assist each child to develop his/her potential to the full.
  • To ensure that each child feels equally valued within the school community.
  • To help each child to learn to appreciate and value his\her own strengths.
  • To provide opportunities to learn the skills needed in adult life (Maths, Literacy and social skills.)
  • To provide each child with a series of individual education programmes incorporating a range of individual targets.
  • To provide specialised support to all aspects of development in order to help each child progress towards as great a degree of independence as possible. This support will include a multi-sensory approach. 
  • To provide a caring environment ensuing each pupil’s welfare, hygiene and medical needs are appropriately cared for.
  • To encourage the full and active participation of parents in their child’s education.
  • To support all staff in their continued professional development
  • To provide specialist support and advice to staff educating pupils with severe learning difficulties in a variety of educational establishments