The 'Thinking Schools' Award is accredited by the University of Exeter. Rhydypenau Primary was one of the first schools in Wales to achieve Thinking School status. We are also one of the few schools in Wales who have achieved 'Advanced Thinking School' status.
A Thinking School is ‘an educational community in which all members share a common commitment to giving regular careful thought to everything that takes place. This will involve both students and staff learning how to think reflectively, critically and creatively, and to employing these skills and techniques in the co-construction of a meaningful curriculum and associated activities.
Successful outcomes will be reflected in student’s across a wide range of abilities demonstrating independent and co-operative learning skills, high levels of achievement and both enjoyment and satisfaction in learning. Benefits will be shown in ways in which all members of the community interact with and show consideration for each other and in the positive psychological well-being of both students and staff.’
To find out more about Thinking Skills at our school, visit our Curriculum page.
To find out more about the accreditation visit the Cognitive Education Centre at Exeter University.