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Latest Estyn inspection outcomes for Pembrokeshire schools presented to council

THERE were fewer inspections due to Covid but those schools visited by Estyn had reports ranging from excellent to adequate.

Portfield School and Puncheston CP School were highlighted by principal challenge Mark Austin for their ‘excellent’ rating as he presented the latest Estyn inspection outcomes at schools and learning overview and scrutiny on November 26.

Mr Austin said he was also pleased with Ysgol Bro Gwaun’s ‘good’ rating which was an improvement on the county’s more recent secondary school inspection results.

The committee heard that Haverfordwest High was considered ‘adequate’ with progress being made since the joining of the town’s two secondary schools into one.

Mr Austin added that in conversations with Estyn the school was among the best performing in Wales for schools that have been joined in a similar way and he was confident improvements would continue.

At the eight schools inspected standards were all considered good or better, 60 per cent of quality of leadership and management was judged good or better but care, support and guidance was excellent or good in 80 per cent of the inspected primary school but only one secondary school was good, the other adequate.

As well as Portfield and Puncheston, primary schools inspected included Fenton CP School, Ysgol Ger y Llan, St Francis and Ysgol Gynradd Llandudoch.

The report added that St Teilo’s School, Ysgol Gelli Aur/Golden Grove Primary, Ysgol Bro Ingli and Johnston Primary were removed from the list of schools on Estyn review and Saundersfoot CP School and Coastlands County Primary were removed from the list of schools requiring significant improvement.

As previously reported Ysgol Greenhill being placed in special measures is also referenced.

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