At Nottage we believe in the continual investment in our staff. We actively encourage all staff to attend relevant training, meetings, conferences etc. in addition to learning from our industry partners and experts. As part of our journey into the Curriculum for Wales we actively encourage staff to embrace the school as a learning organisation, and to utilise enquiries based on good practice.
We are extremely fortunate to have two computer suites, an expressive arts room, a fantastic stage for performing and a soon to be completed fully resourced kitchen to embrace our pupils creative and inquisitive minds.
As part of our Arts Council of Wales, creative schools grant, we utilised industry expert Architects CAUKIN - www.caukinstudio.com - who worked with our Year 3 pupils to design and create our outdoor creative learning space. The project was such a success that the Welsh Education Minister Mr Jeremy Miles, visited the school on Thursday 21st October 2021 to discuss this project and our exciting vision for the new curriculum.
Our Creative Extra-Curricular Activities on offer are:
- Glee Club
- Code Club
We also have a very active and inclusive SCHOOL COUNCIL with elected members from each year group and a very passionate ENVIRONMENTAL & ECO COMMITTEE.
What We Are Proud Of
Growth Mindset Philosophy
We wholeheartedly believe that all children can achieve, we just have different starting points
We are very fortunate to have a staff of experts in various fields that assists us in enriching our curriculum. This includes: using the locality, onsite enrichment through external companies and partners, off site visits and residential trips
To inspire the next generation of Engineers and Scientists, we utilise projects such as the Green Goblin Car competition and links with industrial partners such as Renishaw to enrich our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum
A School for All
Our inclusive and ALN based philosophy with supported individualised education at its heart
Developing Teachers and
Leaders of the Future
As a school we have a philosophy of continual professional development of our staff. We are privileged to be a Lead Training School for Cardiff Metropolitan University for their PGCE and BA Ed teaching students
Curriculum for Wales
We are an adaptive, creative thinking, risk taking staff who are willing to think outside the box to provide the very best education for our pupils