Excellent inspection report for Albert Primary
30 November 2015
Albert Primary School in Penarth is celebrating receiving an excellent inspection report from Estyn.
Released on 24 November, the report praises the school for providing an “excellent range of learning experiences of high quality” and an “innovative and stimulating” curriculum.
Particular recognition went to the school’s efforts to involve pupils in lesson planning. Topic immersion days, where pupils are given the chance to contribute ideas about what they’d like to study, were said to take their interests into account “very effectively” and resulted in high motivation and strong progress in learning.
The teachers are described as delivering “creative and exciting” lessons that engage the interest of pupils well, while “skilled and knowledgeable” support staff deliver specialist programmes that help pupils at risk of falling behind to catch up.
Elsewhere, the school’s “extensive variety” of extra-curricular activities in areas such as drama, music, science, technology and sport is said to successfully enrich and extend pupils’ learning, while its inclusive community “recognises and celebrates diversity”.
Overall, pupils are reported to make very good progress during their time at school, with the standard of literacy and numeracy for most noted to be “very high”.
Cllr Chris Elmore, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “I’m delighted for Albert Primary. The school is dedicated to delivering a creative and engaging curriculum for its pupils and it’s clear from this report that it’s producing excellent results.”
Huw Jones, Head teacher at Albert Primary, said: "Team Albert’s philosophy has always been child focused and the willingness to take risks. I am delighted that all the hard work undertaken by everyone in the school community past and present has been recognised."