Bridgend Council pledges ongoing support for improvements at Plasnewydd Primary School, Maesteg

Bridgend County Borough Council and its partners are continuing to deliver a full range of support for Plasnewydd Primary School as it seeks to make improvements.

Following an Estyn inspection in January 2018, the school developed an action plan outlining how the school will improve the quality of teaching and assessment while raising standards in reading, writing and mathematics at key stage twos and revise the curriculum to ensure that is broad, balanced and meets the needs of all children at the school.

The action plan also identifies how the school will provide appropriate challenges for more able children, strengthen the effectiveness of senior leaders in identifying and addressing shortcomings in standards and provision, and ensure that safeguarding issues are addressed.

Since September 2018, the school has been receiving intensive support not only from the local authority and Central South Consortium, but also from other schools in the county borough.

With regular meetings to review progress and visits from Estyn, progress has been made in many of the identified areas and work is ongoing to ensure that the recommendations in the action plan are fully implemented.

Cllr Charles Smith, Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, said:

“Very good progress has been made in addressing safeguarding issues, and progress on improving the quality of teaching and assessment at key stage two and in revising the curriculum has been satisfactory.

“We are continuing to provide the school with all the support it needs to deliver improvements, and I am looking forward to finding out the results of Estyn’s next visit in the autumn term.”