Agenda Item No. 7

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

CABINET:      21ST MAY, 2018

 

REFERENCE FROM EXTRAORDINARY LEARNING AND CULTURE SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: 23RD APRIL, 2018

 

“           SUMMARY OF SCHOOL INSPECTION REPORTS FOR SPRING TERM 2018 (DLS) –

 

The Lead Officer for School Improvement / Senior Challenge Advisor provided Members of the Committee with an update on the outcomes of school inspections for the Spring term 2018 and on the outcomes of recent Estyn monitoring activities.

 

Gladstone Primary School, Fairfield Primary School and Colcot Primary School were inspected during the Spring term 2018.  A summary of the inspection findings for each of the named schools was attached to the report at Appendix 2. 

 

Paragraph 16 of the report detailed the overall judgements achieved by the three schools inspected during the Spring term 2018.  No follow-up work was identified in any of the above inspections.

 

The officer stated that as a result of the inspection in May 2017, St. Richard Gwyn R/C High School was identified as requiring Estyn review.  It was noted that the Local Authority also had one school requiring significant improvement, which was Bryn Hafren Comprehensive. 

 

In November, Estyn reviewed the progress of St. Richard Gwyn RC High School and judged that progress had been made in respect of some of the key issues identified in the inspection, but many of the improvements were still at an early stage of development.  As a result, Estyn decided the school should remain in Estyn review and progress would be reviewed in October 2018 to be able to take into account another set of performance data

 

For information, Appendix 3 attached to the report provided an overview summary of Estyn activity for the period January – March 2018 and a summary of schools in a follow-up category. 

 

It was subsequently

 

RECOMMENDED – T H A T the inspection judgements about the schools inspected during the Spring term be noted and referred to Cabinet for consideration.

 

Reason for recommendation

 

To allow Cabinet to consider the Estyn judgements about local schools.”

 

Attached as Appendix - Report to Extraordinary Learning and Culture Scrutiny Committee - 23rd April, 2018