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Praise for caring and pupil focused Welsh medium school

A Welsh medium primary school in Swansea has been praised for the wellbeing of its pupils and their attitude to learning.


Inspectors said this aspect of school life at Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llwynderw is excellent and they rated the school as good in all other areas.

The team from Estyn spent a week at the school in West Cross last term and have now published their findings.

They said: "Nearly all pupils enjoy the school's life and work, and feel safe within the caring, inclusive and supportive ethos.

"They treat each other and others with a high level of care and respect. The rights of the child are at the heart of the school's vision. This is an excellent aspect."

The report said most pupils make sound progress during their time at the school and achieve well.

It added: "There is a very effective working relationship between all adults and pupils at the school, which fosters a successful learning environment.

"Staff are sound language role models, who engage pupils' interest well. The school community has a natural Welsh ethos."

Inspectors said Acting Headteacher Indeg Griffiths provides clear and robust guidance and has a clear vision for the school in which pupils' wellbeing is at the heart of all the school's work.

There is also strong support from the senior management team, staff, governors and parents.

Mrs Griffiths said: "All the staff, parents, local community and, most of all, the children at Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llwynderw can be very proud of this report."

Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Education Improvement, Learning and Skills, Cllr Jennifer Raynor, said: "I would to congratulate everyone associated with Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llwynderw on an excellent inspection report.

"The inspection team clearly thought very highly of the school and its very caring and pupil focused ethos."

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