Posted: Tue 29th Mar 2016

Top Marks For Gilfach Fargoed Primary School /
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 29th, 2016

Pupils and staff at Gilfach Fargoed Primary School are celebrating after receiving a glowing report from Her Majesty’s Inspectors. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Estyn Inspection Report for the school has been released and states that current performance is ‘good’ with prospects for improvement in the future being ‘excellent’. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Governing Body would like to congratulate the Head Teacher, Mrs Rees, and all her staff at the school on achieving such a fantastic inspection report. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Howard Llewellyn, the Chair of Governors said, “The report shows very many positives and, coupled with the school being categorised as ‘Green’, shows the excellent work being done to improve standards. This is a superb result for the school and the community of Gilfach. The Governing body would like to thank everyone for their continuing hard work and dedication to achieve this.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Some of the positive points raised by the Inspectors include: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • The Head Teacher has a clear vision for the school and has highly effective leadership skills.
  • Nearly all pupils make good progress as they move through the school
  • Members of the senior management team work together effectively to set high expectations of staff and pupils
  • The governing body supports the school well and holds leaders to account effectively
  • Almost all pupils with additional learning needs make very good progress, and most pupils make effective use of their literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology (ICT) skills across a range of subjects and areas of learning
  • Most pupils behave well and show care and consideration for each other
  • The school provides a wide and well-balanced variety of learning experiences that engage pupils successfully
  • Teachers and support staff work well to ensure that pupils make good progress and attain well
    It is a welcoming and caring community

The school serves the community of Gilfach near Bargoed and has 155 full time pupils on the roll. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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