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Inspectors praise teaching at fully inclusive school

Penyrheol Comprehensive School is a fully inclusive school where the quality of teaching has a positive impact on pupils, according to inspectors.

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A team from Estyn visited the school in Swansea earlier this term and has rated it good in all five national inspection areas.

They said pupils are well supported, are proud of their school and are courteous towards their teachers, peers and visitors.

Many pupils make suitable progress in lessons, read well to extract information, write with sound technical accuracy and develop their numeracy skills suitable in a range of relevant subjects.

The Estyn inspection states: "The quality of teaching and learning experiences provided by the school has had a positive impact on outcomes for pupils at the end of key stage 4.

"Many teachers plan lessons effectively using their assessments of previous work and they use a variety of well-constructed resources that engage pupils well in lessons."

Inspectors added that support and guidance for pupils with additional learning needs is strong and has contributed well to the standards they achieve.

The leadership team has a clear vision for the school based on raising the ambitions of all pupils and preparing them for their future lives, according to the report.

It concludes: "They share a sense of purpose and commitment to the school's values and ambition reflected in their own motto 'I lwyddo rhaid credu - To achieve you need to believe'."

Headteacher Alan Tootill said: "We are delighted that Estyn recognises the good work that is taking place in all aspects of our provision and practice. In 2018 24% of our leavers achieved at least 5 or more A*/A grades at GCSE, a record for the school and an excellent result. This demonstrates the impact of hard work by our pupils, good teaching and strong support from parents."  

To view the full report visit: www.estyn.gov.wales

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