Ysgol Penglais School Careers Site Eteach (17937)


I am immensely proud of our school - it is a special place to work and learn. I am proud of our pupils’ academic achievements and equally proud of our caring and supportive ethos. At the heart of Penglais’s success are strong positive relationships. We work hard to foster strong links between teachers and pupils, teachers and parents as well as with our community. We understand that a young person’s success depends on close collaboration between home, school and  community.We have high expectations of all, encouraging and enabling our pupils to achieve outstanding academic and personal success.  Our team of talented teachers are passionate about their subjects and committed to developing that passion in their pupils. This is evident in the wide range of opportunities offered beyond the classroom from sporting fixtures, to school, Ceredigion and UK concerts, Urdd and National Eisteddfodau, Art and Design Exhibitions, regular visits to Aberystwyth and other UK universities, local, national and international competitions in sport, maths, debating, engineering, chemistry, rockets, as well as educational visits in Ceredigion, Wales, Europe and beyond. Our thriving and successful Sixth Form sees most of the students going on to University. In recent years over half of these achieved places at the Russell Group of Universities (regarded as the most prestigious) and in 2014 and 2015 nine have gained places at Oxford or Cambridge. We are most proud when we hear that Penglais has enabled pupils to achieve success in their chosen career or ambitions. I am always amazed at the range of jobs, roles and achievements of our previous pupils. It is a privilege to play a part in preparing our young people to achieve their ambitions whether for further study, setting up their own businesses, starting an apprenticeship or achieving personal goals. It is this that makes teaching such a pleasure.We are a very happy and successful school. Our pupils are challenged and motivated to achieve their full potential in a caring, supportive and inclusive environment. At Penglais hard work, commitment and resilience are recognised and result in success. Our holistic approach and learner centred ethos means our learners become well rounded, reflective and confident young adults fully prepared for their next steps, whatever path they choose.

About Us

Penglais has all the advantages that a larger school can offer. These benefits include a greater range of subject choices at all levels, more specialist teaching and ancillary staff, and very good facilities. Every pupil is supported and encouraged by our well-established system of Form Tutors and Heads of House. "PUPILS AND STUDENTS ADOPT VERY POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARDS LEARNING. THEIR MOTIVATION IS EVIDENCED BY THE CONSISTENCY OF THEIR GOOD BEHAVIOUR AND THEIR ABILITY TO SUSTAIN APPROPRIATE LEVELS OF CONCENTRATION" The School has also built up a reputation for excellent care for those pupils with Additional Learning Needs, including a Learning Support Centre for those pupils with severe and moderate learning difficulties in north Ceredigion. Great emphasis is placed on the quality of teaching and learning. Our examination results are consistently well above national averages and attract national prominence. There is also a strong musical tradition at the School and regular opportunities to take part in musicals and dramatic productions. There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities at Penglais including all main team games, many clubs and societies and a fantastic range of visits and exchanges. Field work and educational visits organized every year. The school celebrates the success of its pupils every December at an annual Prizes and Certificates Evening at the Great Hall in the university. The main aims of the school are set out below: Ethos An orderly, secure, happy learning environment Relationships based on courtesy and mutual respect Encouragement of responsible attitudes and behavior Positive attitudes towards hard work and success Respect for spiritual and moral values, toleration towards other races, religions and those with disabilities   Curriculum A relevant, broad and balanced range of curricular activities Academic results commensurate with ability Extra curricular activities which enrich learning Individual learning needs addressed Staffing Staff fully aware of roles and responsibilities Access to training and support Provision of staff development opportunities High quality teaching. Community Supportive and co-operative relations with parents and primary schools Respect for the environment of the school and its locality Educational opportunities for the local community Positive attitudes towards the Welsh language and culture  

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If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for.

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