Welcome to our school website which I hope will provide you with an insight into life at Radyr Comprehensive School. We are proud to be members of this community, which includes pupils both past and present, staff, parents and governors. At Radyr we try to live according to our motto ‘Respect, Commitment, Success’. For us, this translates as valuing all involved in our school community and doing what we do – well!

Mr AD Williams

Respect – Commitment – Success

Our Aim

  • To be a caring and inclusive school that promotes the highest standards of respect, commitment and success

Our Vision

  • High quality, inspirational and innovative teaching and learning
  • Inspirational and accountable leadership at all levels
  • Consistently high academic standards and expectations for every individual
  • Creative, exciting and memorable experiences inside and outside the classroom
  • A safe, secure and caring environment in which to work and learn

We value pupils and their need to:

  • Develop the attitudes, characteristics and self-belief to tackle any challenges in future life
  • Enjoy their time at school
  • Be recognised as individuals
  • Develop good relationships and lasting friendships
  • Recognise and celebrate diversity
  • Develop and apply moral values
  • Acquire the skills, commitment and resilience to become successful, independent life-long learners
  • Take responsibility for leading themselves and others
  • Receive recognition and praise for their efforts and achievements in all areas of school life
  • Be active members who contribute to the school and wider community including academically, socially, culturally and in sporting pursuits
  • Accept hard work and discipline as requirements for success

We value staff and their need to:

  • Receive innovative, developmental and effective training
  • Be supported, cared for, challenged and valued
  • Feel trusted and empowered to take risks in the classroom
  • Have opportunities to develop and fulfil their potential in leading the school and their own professional development
  • Participate in, contribute to and benefit from partnerships beyond the school
  • Be a cohesive group with time and opportunities to develop partnerships and relationships with others within school
  • Enjoy their work and find it fulfilling

We value parents/carers and their need to:

  • Demonstrate commitment to supporting their child and Radyr Comprehensive School
  • Receive regular quality information, advice and guidance in order to fulfil their roles as key partners in their child’s learning
  • Have opportunities and be encouraged to provide feedback and contribute to the creation and maintenance of an exceptional school

We value governors and their need to:

  • Be ambitious and aspirant in setting the strategic direction for the school
  • Inform themselves of educational developments beyond the school
  • Embrace partnership working where this is of benefit to the school, students, staff and governors
  • Develop new and alternative models of governance which respond to the changing needs of the school
  • Exercise rigour in monitoring and evaluating the school’s progress and the extent to which the school experience is exceptional for all