Boost for education in latest Welsh Government results

Today’s National School Categorisation System outcomes have shown that more schools across the local ERW (Education through Regional Working) Welsh Region are responding well to support.
Results published by Welsh Government today show there is an increase in the percentage of primary schools across the region (Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Swansea) which are becoming more resilient.
This means that fewer primary schools are in the categories requiring significant support as compared to last year’s figures.
Today’s results also show that the number of secondary schools requiring limited support has almost doubled since last year.
This means that the region can allocate greater resources to those schools requiring increased support.
Betsan O’Connor, ERW Managing Director said: “It’s pleasing to see schools are becoming more resilient and now need less support. It is also good to see a change in culture, as increasingly the support is coming from other schools.
“There will be some schools which are disappointed about elements of the outcomes published, but we will be providing support for those schools in the areas identified for improvement.”

Cllr Gareth Jones, Carmarthenshire County Council's Executive Board Member for Education, said: “We are pleased with the overall position we have here in Carmarthenshire, with many schools showing improvement, or maintaining their category position.
“The national categorisation system is focused on ensuring the most appropriate ‘support category’ for each individual school within its current context.
“It’s clear that the support provided by ERW and the Local Authority has had a positive impact on schools. We will continue to work closely with those who need support to make improvements going forward.
“As always, we congratulate pupils, teachers, governors and parents for working together to ensure every child has the best chance of reaching their potential.”

To view the outcomes of the categorisation system for primary and secondary schools please visit the My Local School website
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