Rhws Primary School is a happy, welcoming primary school situated in the village of Rhoose, approximately five miles outside Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The school was officially opened in 1933 and is two form entry. There is also a nursery unit which allows for 40 pupils per half day session.

For all members of the school community we aim to:

  • Nurture independent, confident learners equipped with the skills necessary for a lifetime of learning.
  • Provide opportunities for individuals to achieve their potential through the delivery of a relevant, flexible and innovative learning programme which celebrates success.
  • Create a welcoming, happy, safe and environmentally friendly school in which all are listened to and valued for their contribution.
  • In partnership with families, develop personal responsibility, mutual respect and understanding through the promotion of clear moral and social values.
  • Strengthen links with families and the locality and develop an appreciation of what it is to be a citizen of Wales, the United Kingdom and the global community.

The Award submission video

Notes on the video from the learning guides

The parents ‘video shows a wide range of technology used across the curriculum. Pupils talk confidently about their learning. There is a lot of evidence of the learning environment being developed and pupils as creators. Pupils are being given opportunities to:

  • Use skills including ICT across the curriculum
  • Develop independence
  • Be creative
  • Extending their learning at home

As with any short piece such as the parent video, and an OFSTED inspection, it is only a snapshot, the tip of the iceberg will be evident in a short time. But the tip of an iceberg does indicate something strong supporting it. Looking at the parent video we are introduced to activities that could not be developed out of the thin air.

The fast paced video produced by the children is aimed at their parents, those who also appreciate the fast paced movie. And through their choices demonstrate what they think is good about the schools use of technology.

Here they have chosen to video and present learning enabled by good and practiced whole school technology use. They show a variety of devices used across the age range to support and enhance learning. Many activities have varying creative outcomes using images and sounds, which are shared and presented to others. Video made by the children is used well to promote local culture and history. Early years children solve problems and test algorithms using Beebots and access to an online video review forum enables children to engage and be recognized by the global community. They also demonstrate their own planning organisation and editing for an audience.