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Schools within County Borough celebrate successful ESTYN reports

Posted on : 13 Sep 2023

Schools within County Borough celebrate successful ESTYN reports
Several schools within Caerphilly County Borough have recently celebrated successful ESTYN reports following positive school inspections.

ESTYN inspect the quality and standards in education and training providers within Wales. Their reports ensure that schools maintain the high standards that pupils of the county borough deserve.
Blackwood Comprehensive School, Tynewydd Primary School, Idris Davies School, Hengoed Primary School, St. Gwladys Bargoed Primary School, and Upper Rhymney Primary School are among many schools in the borough that received positive reports over the summer term.

Hear what the headteachers had to say:

Jane Wilkie, Headteacher of Blackwood Comprehensive School, said “We are delighted with our Estyn inspection report and very pleased that it recognises our fabulous pupils as friendly, courteous, and well-rounded young people who convey strong pride in their school and their personal achievements.  It is also a testament to the dedication of staff across the school, whose attitude and work reflect their commitment to our pupils and the school’s values.”

Matthew McCabe, Headteacher of Tynewydd Primary School, commented “We are pleased the inspection report recognises our school as a welcoming and caring community that puts high priority on the well-being of pupils. It is clear to see the beneficial relationships between staff and pupils and between pupils themselves is having a positive effect on the ethos of the school.”

Richard Owen, Headteacher of Idris Davies School 3-18, said “As a school community we are incredibly proud of this glowing Estyn inspection report and the fact that it clearly recognises the significant areas of strength evident across the school. As a school we are acutely aware of the significant challenges faced by our pupils and their families, especially in the current economic climate and the cost-of-living crisis.”

Jonathan Lloyd, Acting Headteacher of Hengoed Primary School, commented “The report reflects the hard work and dedication of all our school community in Hengoed Primary School. The care of all children’s well-being is a significant strength of the school and as a result children make good progress which was clearly evident to see.”

Kathryn Evans, Headteacher of St. Gwladys Bargoed Primary School, said “We are delighted that this excellent inspection report has recognised the continuing high standards achieved at St. Gwladys, noting the many strengths of the school. We are very proud that Inspectors stated that from an early age, many pupils develop as ambitious, independent learners and that high standards of learning and progress are achieved throughout the school with warmth and respect for all evident.”

Samantha King, Headteacher of Upper Rhymney Primary School, commented "We are very proud of our Estyn report and the way it reflects on the warmth of the school ethos, and the strong relationships between staff and pupils. I am privileged to work with such a dedicated team of staff and Governors who are passionate about doing their very best for the children and families in our community."

You can read all of the mentioned reports on the ESTYN website.

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