Ysgol Gymraeg Pwll Coch celebrate opening of new Specialist Resource Base

Ysgol Gymraeg Pwll Coch in Leckwith, have officially opened their Specialist Resource Base, Yr Hafan.

The new facility provides an inclusive Welsh medium learning environment for up to ten children with complex needs from across the city.

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Yr Hafan provides an inviting and relaxing classroom at the heart of the school which has been designed to include a host of specialist facilities, including outdoor learning, kitchen area, changing room and a quiet learning space.

The facility allows pupils that have a Statement of Special Educational Needs, progress through a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum.

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Ysgol Gymraeg Pwll Coch Headteacher, Chris Newcombe said:"As Headteacher, I am delighted to be able to provide an inclusive Welsh Medium provision for pupils with complex needs from across Cardiff.  I am very proud to see that our pupils are thriving due to our outstanding pupil focussed provision which focusses on wellbeing, life skills, learning experiences and opportunities."

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Further enhancements are planned which will include a bespoke sensory room in the centre of the school for all pupils to access.

Cardiff Council funds a number of schools across the city to provide Specialist Resource Bases, staffed by a small team of specialist teachers and teaching assistants, to provide inclusive learning support for children with complex learning needs. 

The local authority manages admission to the classes, through a statement of special educational need and the resource bases offer places to children across the city.   

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A Cardiff Council spokesperson said: "Cardiff Council is committed to ensuring our schools are inclusive to children with additional learning needs and complex learning needs.  

"Most children with additional learning needs attend their local school and receive support for their learning in class, but for some children with the most complex learning needs, a more specialist approach to support may be needed."