Update on learning at Llanishen Fach

As a school which continues to develop sector leading innovation, recognised by our ‘Hub School’ status within the Central South Wales Consortium and our role as a ‘Pioneer School’ developing a new curriculum with Welsh Government , we remain at the centre of pedagogical research and the implementation of best practice both in and out of the classroom.


The teaching and learning of literacy and numeracy is at the heart of all that we do. Through careful planning and expert teaching these skills are taught explicitly, during maths and English lessons, as well as being more widely practised and applied across the whole curriculum. In line with the publication of the new curriculum (September 2016) from the Welsh Government, we are now also integrating digital competency, alongside literacy and numeracy, in all subjects. It is our resolve that all our children, on leaving Llanishen Fach, are equipped with the essential transferrable skills required to enable them to become fulfilled ‘lifelong learners’.

We recognise that the kinds of jobs that our pupils may find themselves doing in later life may not even have been dreamt of yet! With that in mind we want our children to become more resilient and able to face and find solutions to the shifting challenges ahead. As an innovative and ambitious school we are always looking to extend the quality of our teaching and learning. This year we have redesigned the staff structure so as to deliver additional flexible specialist enrichment provision. The aim of this remodelling is that learners may further develop their: critical thinking, problem solving, planning and organisation, creativity and personal effectiveness.

This enrichment provision consists of:


  • Lego Technology
  • Creative Arts
  • Digital Competency
  • Welsh Curriculum and Heritage
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Developing Oracy Through Physical Activity


Currently our children are embarking on a project making a series of films to show the wider community how we learn at Llanishen Fach. We encourage you to take time, when these films become available, to watch them with your child and discuss the range of learning experiences that they undertake.

The Staff at Llanishen Fach Primary School