We are delighted to provide a link to our latest Estyn report following our school inspection last term. Many of those who’ve already read the report have told us that it is a pleasure to read and I must say that I agree.
Staff, governors, parents, carers and of course the children have always worked well together making our school a very special, caring community and we are always pleased when this is recognised by others. Staff took the opportunity to reflect upon the inspection report during one of the recent INSET day activities. I also asked the staff to identify a few highlights from the report which proved to be a difficult task as there were so many positives to celebrate. We are particularly proud that ESTYN recognised the excellent behaviour of our pupils with “Nearly all pupils display high levels of respect and tolerance to one another, staff and visitors.” We are also delighted that ESTYN noted that “teachers plan engaging topics with pupils that capture their imagination and making learning exciting” and that our pupils are supported by a “team of skilful learning support assistants provide highly effective pastoral and learning support.” ESTYN also recognised the “robust leadership” provided by schools leaders and governors, noting that our leadership “processes and opening dialogue ensures that all staff, governors, parents and pupils take full part in evaluating how well the school is performing.”
As a school that resolutely avoids complacency and both seeks and embraces challenge in our quest to be the best we can be within the scope of our resources, it is nice to take this opportunity to celebrate and heartily congratulate everyone for their contribution to making Brynmill Primary such a successful school.