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Estyn - HMI Inspection

Estyn Inspection

Estyn is led by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales and inspects quality and standards.
It is a Crown body, established under the Education Act 1992. Estyn is independent of the National Assembly for Wales but receives its funding from the Welsh Government under Section 104 of the Government of Wales Act 1998.
The word Estyn is a Welsh word meaning 'to reach out' and 'to stretch'.

This school was inspected by Estyn in February 2018.

Summary of 2018 Estyn Inspection Report – Ysgol Gymraeg Pwll Coch

The staff create a happy, caring and inclusive ethos at the school, where everyone is respected and appreciated. The school places obvious value on pupils’ varied backgrounds and cultures. The quality of teaching is good, on the whole, and nurtures a supportive and industrious learning environment. Pupils behave very well and are keen to learn.

Teachers plan practical, stimulating and rich learning experiences that provide for pupils’ needs effectively. As a result, most pupils make sound progress, achieve well and use their skills to a high standard by the end of key stage 2.

The school has benefitted from robust leadership that ensures a clear strategic direction for the school’s work. Leaders are extremely effective in setting and promoting a vision that focuses on fostering working relationships and aiming for excellence. Leaders receive strong support from staff, who all believe in the school’s vision and work towards achieving it.

Deputy Leader of Cardiff Council and Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry, said: "Congratulations to Mr Newcombe, all the staff, pupils, governors and everyone involved with Ysgol Pwll Coch in achieving such good results in the Estyn inspections. I know everyone at the school has put such a lot of hard work into ensuring this success, and I also know the commitment and determination they have in working towards excellence in the future. I am looking forward to adding my congratulations in person when I next visit Ysgol Pwll Coch."