Leadership Group

Leadership Group (2)

02
Oct 2017

Croeso i Ysgol Eirias

I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to Ysgol Eirias and to offer an introduction to our leadership group.

Along with every member of staff we are committed to ensuring the very best possible learning experiences for your child.

Working alongside you as parents, our primary school partners and the community as a whole we seek to provide a wealth of high quality opportunity that provides an outstanding foundation, whatever your childs’ aspirations.

In this exciting time of educational change in Wales we strive to operate in a research-driven, self-evaluative climate, always maintaining a focus on learning and the support of each and every child.

I am proud of the Leadership Group and feel an immense sense of privilege to work with such high quality professionals.  With this in mind, over the course of the next term my aim is to introduce you to each member of the Leadership Group so that they can provide you with an insight into their role and the benefit it offers to your child.

Mrs Sarah Sutton

08
Oct 2017

S'mae, Elspeth Crombie yma,

I’ve been a member of staff at Ysgol Eirias for nearly 30 years. They say time flies when you are enjoying yourself! It’s a long time to stay in one place but I feel that the ethos at Ysgol Eirias so closely matches my own that Eirias is the place for me.

Modern Wales operates in a global, not local, economy, and the world is changing rapidly.

Tomorrow’s world will demand a highly educated workforce. By educated I mean a workforce that has good academic qualifications, the skills to communicate well and the ability to work well independently and as members of a team.

Our young people will need to be emotionally intelligent (considerate of other people’s thoughts, ideas and feelings). They will be required to solve complex problems; to have the ability to think through a problem, adapt their ideas and resolve the situation.

In school those skills are taught through the various subjects of the curriculum but if the young person is to truly learn those skills and perform academically he or she must be ready to learn both physically and emotionally.

As parents you entrust your child into our care. Each young person is important to us. Our pastoral care system is second to none. It supports each young person as an individual, helping them to reach their potential in everything they do. Registration sessions, pastoral sessions, PE lessons and the extra-curricular program help to develop the young people into well rounded individuals.

I expect all children to try to do their best in all areas of their life; to take on positive challenges and to open the doors of opportunity.

I expect them to be polite, respectful, well-mannered, concerned and considerate of the people around them. I would like them to be resilient individuals, who try, but aren’t afraid to fail, knowing that they can learn from the experience, try again and succeed. In doing so young people will be ready to move onto the next stage of their life.

In return I always try to be fair, polite and respectful of and to our pupils – although on occasions I may have to be firm but consistent in what I do. I will help in any way I can, if I can. If I can’t I will endeavour, with your consent, to get the required support from another source.

This will ultimately help our pupils to achieve a set of qualifications that is appropriate to them, and give them the skills and attitudes to become valued members of society.

Elspeth Crombie
Senior Deputy Head