During the academic year 2018-19, six non-maintained settings (playgroup or nursery) and seven schools in Ceredigion were inspected by Estyn – all of which received either ‘Good’ or Excellent’ in their current performance and prospects for improvement in five inspection areas.
Estyn is the education and training inspectorate for Wales. The five areas that Estyn inspected in the settings were: Standards; Wellbeing and attitudes towards learning; Teaching and learning experiences; Care, support and guidance and Leadership and Management.
The non-maintained settings inspected were Llechryd, Aberporth WPPA (Wales Pre-school Providers Association), Mes Bach, Llanarth, Talgarreg and Camau Bach.
Of the 15 judgements stated by Estyn for the non-maintained settings during 2018-19, 26% were Excellent and 74% Good. There were no ‘Satisfactory and requiring improvement’ or ‘Unsatisfactory and requiring urgent improvement’ judgements.
The schools inspected were Dihewyd, Llwyn yr Eos, Bro Teifi, Dyffryn Cledlyn, Llanarth, Aberaeron and Mynach.
Of the 35 judgements stated by Estyn for schools during 2018-19, 37% were Excellent and 63% Good. There were no ‘Satisfactory and requiring improvement’ or ‘Unsatisfactory and requiring urgent improvement’ judgements.
Councillor Catrin Miles is the Cabinet member with responsibility for Learning Services. She said: “These positive figures are a testament to the schools, nurseries and playgroup settings in Ceredigion. On behalf of the Council, praise is due for all the staff and all involved who work hard to ensure that our children are receiving the best education provision possible.”