A south Powys primary school has received a glowing Estyn report after being judged as ‘good’ across all five key inspection areas.
Ysgol Y Mynydd Du in Talgarth was inspected by Estyn back in February for the first time since it opened in September 2017. The school was created as a result of the amalgamation of Bronllys and Talgarth primary schools.
Estyn judged the school as good in the five key areas, which are:
• Wellbeing and attitudes to learning
• Teaching and learning experiences
• Care, support and guidance
• Leadership and management
Inspectors found that ‘the quality of the care, support and guidance provided by the staff has a positive effect on pupils’ standards and wellbeing and nearly all, including those with special educational needs, make good progress and achieve well’.
They also found that the ‘headteacher leads school effectively and engages successfully with all staff to create a common ethos that places pupils’ interests at the centre of their work. She receives very good support from members of staff and governors’.
Estyn also found that the school staff ‘work effectively as a team and have a successful working relationship with pupils’ and added that staff provide pupils ‘with a purposeful learning environment and interesting lessons and activities’.
“As a result, nearly all pupils enjoy coming to school, they feel valued and like to take part in the range of activities offered to them. They are proud of their school and their work, and most have positive attitudes to learning,” Estyn concluded.
Headteacher Ms Sam Toone said: “We are thrilled with the report, which recognises that we have created a happy, nurturing and aspiring learning environment and that pupils, staff, and parents all take pride in being part of the school. A special thanks to everyone who worked so hard during the inspection itself especially Mrs. Tara Morgan, Acting Head at the time. It is wonderful to see the school go from strength to strength.’
Mrs. Tara Morgan, Deputy Head said “We are absolutely thrilled that the caring, family ethos of the school has been so well recognised. The pupils are always at the heart of any decision made within our small community and we were delighted to see the children’s happiness and enthusiasm for their school highlighted in the report.”
Bev Matthews, Chair of Governors of Ysgol Y Mynydd Du, said: “The report is testament to all the hard work by the whole school community. I feel very privileged to be a member of such a fantastic team, and to be part of that continuing journey.”
To read the report online please follow the link: https://www.estyn.gov.wales/provider/ysgol-y-mynydd-du
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