Bute Cottage Nursery celebrates Estyn report


Published Monday 20 January 2014


Staff, parents and children at Bute Cottage Nursery School in Penarth are celebrating the outcome of their recent Estyn inspection


Bute-Cottage-NurseryThe Estyn report found the nursery to be a ‘good school, with many strengths’.


Head teacher, Joanna Bryan, said: “We are delighted that Estyn has recognised the school’s strengths, particularly our development of the children’s Welsh language skills and our work with parents and families.  The report states that teaching is consistently good  and that all the children have a positive attitude to learning.”


Councillor Chris Elmore, Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet member for Children’s Services, congratulated the school, saying: “Bute Cottage is a popular nursery school, which gives many Penarth children an excellent start to school life. I’m pleased to see that the inspectors recognised that the school’s prospects for improvement are good because of excellent and innovative partnerships with parents.”


The school’s chair of governors, Graham Roddis, said: “The governors would like to thank the staff for their on-going hard work and commitment. Given that the inspection was at the start of a new academic year, with a large intake of new pupils, we are particularly pleased with the children’s confidence, involvement and good work during the inspection week.”


The school says it is developing a new action plan in response to the report, with the aim of ensuring that the most able children are effectively challenged so that they meet their full potential and that the role of the governing body is developed.


The report is available on the Estyn website