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Ysgol Maes Y Gwendraeth
74 Heol Y Parc, Cefneithin, Llanelli
Carmarthenshire, SA14 7DT

Tel:01269 833900

Ysgol Maes Y Gwendraeth

Canolfan yr Eithin

IMG 8573 

2017 – 2018

Canolfan Yr Eithin

Overall Objectives

  • Treat all pupils as individuals and recognize their strengths and needs.
  • Create a safe and supportive environment for all individuals.
  • Build a good relationship with the pupils in order to ensure a positive attitude to learning.
  • To develop a sense of self worth.
  • Enabling the development of cooperative and social skills.
  • To foster a sense of belonging to the wider school community, by taking part in all activities suitable.
  • Provide opportunities for all pupils, according to his/her ability, to gain access to the National Curriculum, in a flexible way.
  • Working closely with the parents in the interests of the pupil by sharing relevant information.
  • Working closely with other specialists, eg therapists.
  • Develop life skills and social skills.
  • Open-door policy: Anyone is welcome to join the lessons at the Centre in accordance with the timetable.
  • Develop independence. (TEACCH philosophy)
  • Group and individual work.
  • Students who are working below level 1 are given the opportunity to follow the ABLLS-R curriculum where it is appropriate to promote basic skills and language.
  • The P Scales are used to level the pupils working below Level 1 NC.
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  • Y10 – 13 will follow elements of the WJEC Learning Pathways course. 


The aim of full inclusion is to give every individual pupil a chance to participate in educational and social activities within the school. Pupils attend registration with their peers and attend suitable classes, after discussion with professionals, parents and the individual. This is under constant discussion and changes are made if necessary.


The staff involved in the Centre work closely as a team for the benefit of the pupils. The teacher has the main responsibility of planning and preparation, with the Level G / F staff giving input where necessary. This staff input is necessary for assessment and delivery. We work closely with other teachers as required. The level D staff work under the control of the teacher or the Level G staff as necessary. They also go out to mainstream lessons to support pupils.

Educational philosophy

There is a need to develop personal skills, life skills, social skills and communication skills. All this is done through realistic situations inside and outside of class. The experience outside the classroom is an integral part of the educational process and reinforces classwork.

Pictures of activities in the classroom confirm the pupil's work and provides an opportunity to go back to see what has happened in the past in preparation for the future. Pictures give focus to what the children are doing.

The Curriculum

Each pupil has a personal schedule that includes all aspects of the curriculum whether individually or in a group, at the Centre or out in the mainstream. The schedule can include the following at different times of the year:  

i. Language

ii. Mathematics

iii. Science / RE

iv. Topic (History, Geography, French)

v. Speech and Language Therapy

vi. Occupational Therapy

vii. Swimming

viii. Shopping trips / food in a restaurant

ix. Cooking

x. Personal hygiene, e.g. brushing teeth, showering after swimming

xi. Use of Social Stories.

xii. POPAT

xiii. Gymnastics

xiv. Athletics

xv. Visits: eg Swansea panto, Cinema

xvi. Arts and Crafts Urdd competitions

xvii. Sports such as skiing, climbing, bowling, canoeing, surfing and golf

xviii. Learning Pathways WJEC (Year 10+)

xix. Curriculum ABLLS-R

xx. P scales

xxi. Letters and sounds

xxii. Handwriting

xxiii. ELKLAN

xxiv. Talkabout


Llinos Watkins

Centre Teacher     

01269 833900