Cogan Nursery School excels across the board in recent Estyn report

The nursery school achieved an excellent rating in all five inspection areas, with inspectors giving no specific recommendations following the inspection. 


  • Monday, 27 January 2020

    Vale of Glamorgan

Cogan Nursery School is the first school in the primary sector to have achieved this.

In their report, Estyn named the school as a “highly effective educational setting,” that provides “exceptional early years” education for its pupils. The quality of the learning experiences was deemed “outstanding.”

The inspectors noted that “all practitioners have an exemplary understanding of child development,” and that as a result, “the quality of teaching and learning across the setting is consistently of a very high quality.”

Subsequent case studies of the nursery school’s excellent practices have been sent to Estyn at their request. There are hopes that this sharing of practices will see the school contribute to the new Curriculum for Wales.


Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, Cllr Lis Burnett praised the efforts of the school:

“The outcome of the inspection is brilliant - staff and pupils at Cogan Nursery should be very proud.

“The school team places their pupils’ well-being at the heart of their work. They now have the opportunity to share the ways in which they do this which could help shape the future of early years education in Wales.”

“Everyone at Cogan Nursery School is delighted with the outstanding inspection report. It reflects the ethos of the school and recognises the hard work of the entire school team of staff, children, parents and governors.” - Headteacher, Pauline Rowland.


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