On Tuesday Ceredigion Council received a superb Estyn report.
Estyn is the Welsh Government-funded education inspectorate. It’s been very critical recently of the education service run by many councils but the report published this week gave Ceredigion’s schools an official ‘Excellent’ mark in nine out of twelve categories, and a 'Good' in the other three, making it the best education authority in Wales by some distance. Amongst other things, this is a big boost for bilingualism. Our schools scored particularly highly in things like promoting social inclusion and support for vulnerable pupils.
Below are the judgements against each category. Read the report to understand what’s behind them.
Overall judgement: Excellent
Capacity to Improve: Excellent
Support for school improvement: Excellent
Support for additional learning needs: Excellent
Promoting social inclusion and well-being: Excellent
Access & school places: Good
Quality Improvement: Excellent
Partnership working: Excellent
Resource management: Good