Estyn inspectors give top marks to Llangyfelach Primary school

LLANGYFELACH Primary school in Swansea has received top marks from inspectors who praised its calm and supportive environment where pupils feel happy and safe.

A team from Estyn, consisting of three inspectors, visited the school during May and the results of their inspection have just been published.

They said staff work hard across the school to provide pupils with the support they need in their work and their emotional and social development.

The report states:

“Most pupils make good progress across the school, including those with additional learning needs.

“There is a strong focus on developing literacy and numeracy in all classes, particularly following the pandemic, and teachers and support staff work well together to make sure pupils achieve well in using these skills.

“Pupils are developing a strong voice within the school. They have opportunities to influence what they learn through their pupil groups, all of which are linked to areas of the school’s curriculum. “In each class, pupils are encouraged to be curious and express their ideas when working with their teachers to plan learning activities in class projects.

“Behaviour throughout the school is exemplary. Nearly all pupils are proud of their school and show positive attitudes to their work.”

The inspectors said Headteacher Lee Burnell has a strong vision for the school and is well supported by his senior team and colleagues.

Governors work well with the leadership team to identify priorities for improvement.

Headteacher Mr Burnell said:

“I’m thrilled that the inspection has recognised the many positive achievements that are taking place and this reflects the hard work of everyone associated with Llangyfelach Primary.

“We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated; committed and caring team of staff that have all contributed so much to our school.

“But it is our pupils that make me proudest and I would like to thank them and their families for their ongoing support.

“The pandemic has been a difficult time for us all but the report shows our school is recovering well from the disruption and is well placed to further improve as we go forward.”

Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Learning, Robert Smith, added:

“Staff, pupils and parents at Llangyfelach Primary should be very proud of this inspection report.

“There are many highlights and I would to congratulate them all for their hard work which has been recognised by Estyn.”

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