We maintain close links with the college in order to ensure that our pupils are fully aware of all the opportunities that are on offer to them when they leave Dylan Thomas.
In addition, we use the expertise of Swansea College to help to enrich our curriculum at Key Stage 4 by providing some of the more vocationally based courses including accountancy and public services. We strive to enable individual pupils to plan a route through the Key Stage 4 curriculum that is broad, balanced and recognises their individual needs and talents, Swansea College helps us to achieve this.
We hope to create partnerships with Swansea University and other educational institutions as the school develops and thereby raise our pupils’ aspirations.
As a Community School we work to create close links with our partner primary schools and through this process ensure that children’s education continues to progress.
Every pupil is an individual and our pupils come from a wide variety of backgrounds. The school, therefore, places pupils into teaching groups according to their needs and potential. Our timetable organisation enables us to have considerable flexibility over teaching groups and we operate a system that enables us to match the needs of pupils and the curriculum. The faculties largely determine these groups.
Liaison between all the schools takes place throughout the year and includes a regular series of visits and joint events. Members of the school staff even visit our partner primary schools to teach lessons and get to know the pupils better in time for their new start in our school.