St David's Day in Aberystwyth

After the phenomenal success of last year's St David's Day Parade in Aberystwyth, the calendar dictates that this year's event will be on a Saturday, giving a different feel. The parade will leave from the Clock Tower at the top of Great Darkgate Street at 1pm. Should be good.


Ceredigion's Excellent Estyn report

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
Standards: Good
Well-being: Excellent
Support for school improvement: Excellent
Support for additional learning needs: Excellent
Promoting social inclusion and well-being: Excellent
Access & school places: Good
Leadership: Excellent
Quality Improvement: Excellent
Partnership working: Excellent
Resource management: Good