Council to work with Eagleswell governors to raise standards


Published 08 April 2014


The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be working closely with Eagleswell School and its governors to address the significant improvement that a recent Estyn inspection has said is required.


While inspectors praised some aspects of the school’s work, such as the teaching of reading and arrangements to support pupils’ emotional wellbeing, they found fault with other areas.

Following the inspection that took place in February the school must now put in place measures to address its shortcomings as a matter of urgency.


Cllr Chris Elmore, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “I am extremely disappointed by the inspectors’ report. The Council is already working closely with the school on the issues highlighted and officers will be reporting to Cabinet as soon as possible with an assessment of the options currently open to us.


My priority is the education of the pupils at the school. To ensure that all aspects of this the Council will work closely with the school’s governors to establish an effective post-inspection action plan.”


The chair of the board of governors at Eagleswell, Jackie Vickers, said: “It is disappointing that despite highlighting progress in many areas Estyn have also identified shortcomings. The governors fully support the school and intend to work in partnership with the Council to address the issues that have been raised.”