St Mary’s Brynmawr pupils praised in report
5:50pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
A VALLEYS primary school was praised by inspectorate Estyn this week for its pupils’ behaviour, their opportunities to learn about ecological issues and teaching.
St Mary’s Church in Wales Voluntary Aided School in Brynmawr was rated adequate for performance, while its prospects for improvement were described as good.
The inspectorate found that the 240-pupil school has a very positive and supportive ethos and the recentlyappointed head teacher provides a purposeful lead with high expectations.
But the standards in the foundation phase are too low where the curriculum is not focused enough on developing pupils’ language, mathematical and personal skills.
Estyn said the school must raise standards in the foundation phase and ensure pupils can apply literacy and numeracy skills in all learning experiences.
Pupils’ short term and long term progress must be tracked effectively and more children should be achieving expected and higher levels at the end of Year 6.
Outcomes, standards, learning experiences and resource management were described as adequate, while provision, well-being, teaching, leadership and management were said to be good.
A pupil questionnaire completed by 109 pupils found that nearly all pupils feel safe at school and it teaches them how to be healthy.
They know what to do and who to ask if they find their work hard; other pupils behave well in class so they can get their work done; and nearly all children behave well at lunch and playtime.
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