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Inspection of Local Authority Education Services for Children and Young People in the City and County of Swansea

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July 2014

Estyn accepted the Post-Inspection Action Plan which can be found here: pdfwithtranslation icon Education Business Plan 2014-2015 [963kb] 


September 2013

The inspection report was published by Estyn.  It can be found following this link: Inspection Report 


June 2013

The inspection of Local Authority Education Services for Children and Young People in the City and County of Swansea will take place between 3rd and 7th June 2013.

The summary self-evaluation document can be found here.


June 2009

The inspection of City and County of Swansea Local Education Authority Services took place 8-17 June 2009.

Following the inspection that was carried out, Estyn have this morning (07/09/09) published their report on our Education Services.  This is a hugely encouraging report and credit should go to the hard work of our education officers, headteachers, teachers, support staff, pupils and partners.

Recent A-level and GCSE results were excellent yet again, but this report shows our commitment to pupils with additional learning needs is just as unwavering as it is to the high-flyers.  It's our aim to give all pupils the best possible tools they need to succeed and these findings suggest we're realising that goal in many ways, and that we've been successful in ensuring no pupils are left behind.

The report gives us top marks to our promotion of social inclusion and wellbeing in schools, as well as for the support we make available to children with additional learning needs.  The report describes the support on hand for vulnerable groups as excellent, and points to the success of including targets in strategic planning to reduce the number of 16 and 17 year-olds not in full-time education, employment or training.  This, the report says, has led to the number of people in full-time education in Swansea improving at a faster rate than the rest of Wales.

Additional areas of praise within the report include:

  • links between schools and Employment Training;
  • policies to tackle racism and to promote racial harmony across Swansea's schools;
  • educational support available to both looked-after and gypsy traveller children;
  • good use of Specialist Teaching Facilities, special schools for pupils with complex learning needs and the availability of Pupil Referral Units for children with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties;
  • early identification of children with additional learning needs;
  • processes that have been developed to challenge and support schools;
  • the allocation of £4.4million in funds for improvements in school buildings;
  • the high standard of relationships with external partners and stakeholders;
  • the effective targeting of resources for schools in the most need; and 
  • the meeting of the demand for Welsh medium education.

Many thanks for your continued dedication and you should all feel proud of the contribution you have made to this outcome.

To view the full report please go to Estyn


The summary self-evaluation submitted to the inspectors on 27th April 2009 is available to download to the right of this page.

Further detailed self-evaluations linked to evidence were also sent.





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