The Four Purposes

The Curriculum for Wales 2022 is underpinned by Four Purposes.

These set out a common mission for the teachers and leaders in schools throughout Wales.

In Ysgol Acrefair, the Four Purposes are closely linked to our school values, these include:

At Ysgol Acrefair, we are ambitious, capable learners who:

  • set themselves high standards and seek and enjoy challenge

  • are building up a body of knowledge and have the skills to connect and apply that knowledge in different contexts

  • are questioning and enjoy solving problems

  • can communicate effectively in different forms and settings, using both Welsh and English

  • can explain the ideas and concepts they are learning about

  • can use number effectively in different contexts

  • understand how to interpret data and apply mathematical concepts

  • use digital technologies creatively to communicate, find and analyse information

  • undertake research and evaluate critically what they find

And are ready to learn throughout their lives.

  • have secure values and are establishing their spiritual and ethical beliefs

  • are building their mental and emotional well-being by developing confidence, resilience and empathy

  • apply knowledge about the impact of diet and exercise on physical and mental health in their daily lives

  • know how to find the information and support to keep safe and well

  • take part in physical activity

  • take measured decisions about lifestyle and manage risk

  • have the confidence to participate in performance

  • form positive relationships based upon trust and mutual respect

  • face and overcome challenge

  • have the skills and knowledge to manage everyday life as independently as they can

??and are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

 

  • have secure values and are establishing their spiritual and ethical beliefs

  • are building their mental and emotional well-being by developing confidence, resilience and empathy

  • apply knowledge about the impact of diet and exercise on physical and mental health in their daily lives

  • know how to find the information and support to keep safe and well

  • take part in physical activity

  • take measured decisions about lifestyle and manage risk

  • have the confidence to participate in performance

  • form positive relationships based upon trust and mutual respect

  • face and overcome challenge

  • have the skills and knowledge to manage everyday life as independently as they can

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and are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

 

  • find, evaluate and use evidence in forming views

  • engage with contemporary issues based upon their knowledge and values

  • understand and exercise their human and democratic responsibilities and rights

  • understand and consider the impact of their actions when making choices and acting

  • are knowledgeable about their culture, community, society and the world, now and in the past

  • respect the needs and rights of others, as a member of a diverse society

  • show their commitment to the sustainability of the planet

and are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world.

 

The Four Purposes are a set of guiding principles which aid our decisions in planning and teaching.

We celebrate our school values and the Four Purposes throughout the school and all of our achievements in realising them.

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