need just a little extra support sometimes.

Support includes Cwtch breakfast and lunch, a check in facility for all junior children, speaking and listening circles, specific afternoon nurture provision and a dedicated wellbeing telephone number available to all parents.

Staff are very proud of the school councils and school Senedd.

All Junior children are actively involved in one of 11 councils which include STEM; eco; wellbeing; healthy schools; PE and sport.

The chairperson and vice chairperson of each council feedback regularly as part of the School Senedd.

The councils have made an improvement to school life and to the local community this year by introducing the weekly ‘run a mile’ in school.

It has introduced a pupil-led Coding Club during playtimes and organised handwashing workshops and displayed posters designed by pupils reminding us to wash our hands.

The Gladstone Foodbank, generously supported by the families, feeds into the Vale Foodbank.

Gladstone is one of the founder members of the Vale Network of Healthy Schools.

It first achieved the National Quality Award for Healthy Schools in 2011 and has since renewed this top award every two years.

It is also an Eco School promoting its Eco motto, Go Green at Gladstone.

In 2014 the school achieved the Eco Platinum Award and has renewed this award annually.

Mrs Newman said: “We are very proud to say that we have achieved both of these prestigious awards and feel they demonstrate a whole school commitment to healthy lifestyles, sustainable living and global citizenship.

“We have developed a lovely relationship with the residents and staff in Golau Caredig over the last few years.

"Our children regularly visit there and have story times, concerts and Easter bonnet parades which involve the residents. During the summer our children and their parents have shared a teddy bears picnic with the residents in the sunshine of Gladstone Park.

“Our Gladstone families are super and very active in supporting us.”

She added: “We think our school is fantastic. Our children are happy.

“It’s a great place to be and a very special place to work.”