Pupils, staff and parents of Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos are delighted with the findings of the ESTYN inspection on the school, which was published today, 08 April.
‘Wellbeing and attitudes to learning’ and ‘Care, support and guidance’ were found to be Excellent at the school whilst ‘Standards’, ‘Teaching and Learning Experiences’ and ‘Leadership and management’ were all Good.
Estyn inspectors found the school to be a ‘safe, exceptionally caring and highly inclusive environment for all pupils.’
Lesson observations and work scrutiny carried out during the inspection confirmed ‘Most pupils including those with additional learning needs make good, and often very good progress from their differing starting points as they move through the school.’
Inspectors reported that ‘Nearly all pupils display exceptionally high levels of wellbeing’ and that ‘Working relationships between pupils and staff are warm and trusting’. Their findings confirmed that ‘Most pupils are confident learners with high levels of self-esteem. They enjoy school and show very positive attitudes to their learning,’ and that a ‘successful blend of teaching strategies has an extremely positive effect on pupils’ achievement and wellbeing.’
Head Teacher Brian Evans praised the pupils, staff, parents and guardians at the school. He said, “This inspection is a confirmation of the excellent work that takes place at Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos on a daily basis. It confirms the ongoing commitment and dedication shown by all members of our school community - we are all very proud of this report.”
Judgements on the other stakeholders at the school found that ‘All staff show a strong commitment to promoting continuous and sustainable improvements’ and that Senior Management ‘engages successfully with all staff to create a whole school ethos that places pupils’ wellbeing at the centre of its work.’ The governors at the school were also praised for being ‘very supportive of the school and well-informed about its performance’.
Councillor Catrin Miles is the Cabinet member for Learning Services and Lifelong Learning. She said, “It’s commendable to read the findings of the Estyn report. On behalf of Ceredigion County Council, I’d like to give praise to all the pupils, staff, parents and governors at Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos for these noted achievements. Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos’ inclusivity ensures that children’s educational and pastoral needs across Ceredigion are being met.”
All Estyn reports can be viewed on the Estyn website.