Headteacher's welcome

lewis girls school headteacher dr duncanDear Parents and Carers,

I joined the school as Headteacher in January 2012 and am delighted to welcome you to our website. I hope that you will gain an impression of our unique qualities, our strong values, high standards and the rich variety of activities and learning opportunities we offer to all of our students.

Lewis Girls’ stands on a very attractive landscaped site in the heart of Ystrad Mynach. We enjoy strong links with the community and every year we attract significant numbers of students from outside the catchment area due to our high standard of facilities, and excellence in academic achievement, sports, music, drama and the wider curriculum.

Lewis Girls’ is a vibrant, caring school with a strong reputation. We have the highest expectations of all our students in all areas of school life. We value learning, and aim to make it enjoyable and rewarding through high quality teaching and care for our students. We have a supportive and inclusive ethos, which values every student as an individual in his/her own right and provides the opportunities for them to achieve their potential. We celebrate students’ achievements and strive to develop the wide range of their talents and interests. We aim to be a harmonious school which fosters mutual respect through working together as a supportive team of students, staff and governors. Above all, we aim to help students develop their own aspirations and be happy.

The school provides a broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant education. We have strong partnership links in the Sixth Form which vastly broaden curriculum choice for post 16 study. For primary school children, we have strong relationships with all our partner primary schools and operate a special programme of events and activities to provide continuity and confidence building for your child during transfer.

We believe that a sense of good order, based on a sensible code of conduct provides a strong foundation for the life of our community. The support the school enjoys from parents is one of the lynch pins of our success. We value our home-school links and encourage parents to contact the school if you have any queries or worries concerning your child’s education.

The choice of school for your child is a crucial one. If this brief introduction describes a school which you would like to know more about, you are always welcome to visit us. If you would like to have more information or see more of the life of the school, please contact us.

H. Duncan (Dr), BA (Hons), M.Ed, NPQH


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