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Teaching and Learning

The first priority of our School Improvement Plan and Departmental Development Plans is to promote excellence in teaching, learning and assessment. We strongly believe that the main characteristic of an effective school is one which promotes successful teaching learning and assessment, and aims to meet the needs of all pupils.

A wide range of teaching methods are used according to the needs of the subject and the specific group being taught. Investigative work, oral work, listening, information technology, as well as practical work are all encouraged.

At Ysgol Y Creuddyn we believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the notion that learning should be a rewarding, engaging and enjoyable experience for our pupils. Through our teaching we equip pupils with the skills, understanding and knowledge necessary to be able to make informed decisions about important aspects of their lives.

Teaching and Learning Chart

A total of 25 hours per week is spent teaching during the first five years of secondary education. The day is divided into 6 lessons (50 minutes) as follows:

YEARS 7, 8 and 9

Registration Period / Pastoral / Assembly - 8:55am – 9:15am    
Lesson 1 - 9:15am – 10:05am    
Lesson 2 - 10:05am – 10:55am    
Break - 10:55am – 11:10am  
Lesson 3 - 11:10am – 12:00pm  
Lesson 4 - 12:00pm – 12:50pm    
Lunch Time - 12:50pm – 1:50pm    
Lesson 5 - 1:50pm – 2:40pm
Lesson 6 - 2:40pm – 3:30pm 

Specification for GCSE Courses:

WJEC Website

1. White blouse/shirt.

2. Green V Neck Jumper with the school logo.

3. Official School Tie (green with yellow stripes).

4. Long, plain, black trousers – NO JEANS, LEGGINGS, ¾ TROUSERS.

5. A plain black skirt of reasonable length – reasonable length to be decided by school staff.

6. Long, plain, black socks – NO FRILLS, NO TRAINER SOCKS.

7. The following are not allowed: Tracksuit jackets, denim jackets, leather jackets, 'hoodies'.

8. No coats, scarves or hats in class.

9. Black shoes or trainers - no other colours allowed, e.g. white or gold logo.

10. Stud earrings only.

11. No other piercings at all.

12. No excessive use of make-up – to be decided by school staff.

13. Natural hair colours only – to be decided by school staff.

14. Natural nail colours only, with no false nails.

15. Plain jewellery, which must be taken off for physical education.

16. In the summer (after Whitsun), shorts are allowed – knee length – trouser material – NOT physical education shorts.

The uniform may be seen and bought at:
Boppers Boutique
School Talk@Clifton House Newsagents

The emphasis is on being SMART. Be proud of your school, your uniform and your appearance and be a good example to younger pupils.

  • SMART black trousers (NO jeans, or canvas material or tight trousers)
  • Classic black SMART skirt of appropriate length
  • White shirt/blouse with school tie
  • Plain V neck black jumper (NOT a cardigan)


  • White polo shirt with the school logo
  • Black sweat shirt with the school logo
  • Plain black socks/tights
  • Appropriate black shoes/ PLAIN black trainers (NO trainers with coloured stripes/logos etc (NO high heels)
  • Suitable school bag
  • Dark coat

The following are permitted if desired:

  • Plain dark scarf/cap/gloves
  • A watch
  • One or two small rings
  • Plain small earrings
  • One small bracelet
  • Light subtle make up

Not permitted:

  • Nose studs/Tongue piercings etc
  • Extreme hair style/colour

Welsh only....

Mae Gyrfa Cymru yn darparu cyngor, arweiniad a gwybodaeth am yrfaoedd sy’n ddiduedd ac am ddim, i gefnogi unrhyw un sy’n gwneud penderfynidau addysgol neu yrfaol.

Rydym yma i gynorthwyo pobl ifanc ac oedolion i wneud cynlluniau gyrfa a phenderfyniadau, er mwyn dewis yr hyfforddiant cywir, dysgu pellach neu gyfleoedd cyflogaeth.

Mae ein gwasanaethau yn canolbwyntio ar gefnogi cwsmeriaid i ddatblygu hunanymwybyddiaeth a dyheadau i’w arfogi i wneud penderfyniadau gyrfa effeithiol gydol oes.

Darllenwch mwy am Gwybodaeth Gyrfa Cymru

Every learner in every school has the right to learn, free from the fear of bullying, whatever form that bullying may take. Everyone involved in a learner’s education needs to work together to ensure that this is the case. Ysgol y Creuddyn takes an active approach to tackle all forms of bullying, and takes action to prevent bullying behaviour as well as responding to incidents when they occur.

The nature of bullying

There are many definitions of bullying, but most consider it to be:

  • deliberately hurtful (including aggression)
  • repeated often over a period of time, while recognising that even a one-off incident can leave a learner traumatised and nervous of future recurrence
  • difficult for victims to defend themselves against.

Individual learners’ perspectives on what constitutes bullying is also a key element to take into account.

Bullying can take many forms, but the three main types are:

  • physical – hitting, kicking, taking belongings, sexual harassment or aggression
  • verbal – name-calling, insulting, making offensive remarks
  • indirect – spreading nasty stories about someone, exclusion from social groups, being made the subject of malicious rumours, sending malicious e-mails or text messages on mobile phones.


1. Cyberbullying

2. Bullying around race, religion and culture

3. Defining SEN and disability bullying

4. Sexist, sexual and transphobic bullying

5. Homophobic bullying

6. Welsh Government Advice

The internet and social technologies offer huge possibilities for learning and research, for communication and collaboration and for limitless creativity and we should not lose sight of this positive message.

It is often challenging to keep up with your children's use of technology; what they are doing online, who they are chatting to, what games they are playing and what they are downloading and viewing.

On this page we offer some advice on how to support you child when using the internet and social technology.

1. Information and Online Resources

2. Conversation Starters for Parents and Carers

3. Supporting young people online

4. What can I do if my child is a victim of cyberbullying

5. My child is underage, but has created a social networking profile. What should I do

6. How do I approach online pornography with my teen

7. I've found out my child is sexting. What should my child and I do next

8. I think my child has seen online pornography - what do I do

Information about the school's procedures and protocol on attendance and punctuality

Dawn Dysg Daioni