Challenging School Performance

The Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel will be meeting with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors of Cwmglas Primary School later this week.  This school in its Estyn Inspection in 2011 was cited as excellent in both current performance and prospects for improvement.

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Cwmglas Primary School in 2011 had 40% of pupils that were entitled to free school meals and 30% were identifed as having special educational needs. Which is significantly higher than the local and national averages.  The school describes the area it serves as socially and economically disadvantaged. The school achieved an excellent rating because:

  • most pupils make very good progress and achieve high standards
  • it is a very inclusive and caring environment for pupils to learn and prosper
  • it is well led
  • nearly all pupils demonstrate exemplary behaviour and positive attitudes to learning
  • leaders rigorously analyse and use data to inform planning for improvement; and
  • governors make an important contribution to the life and strategic direction of the school

The Panel will look at how they achieved their excellent rating, what they have done since that time to continually improve and how best to share good practice.

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