Schools National Categorisation Results Welcomed
Schools in Pembrokeshire continue to demonstrate improvement in their performance and the capacity to improve.
The system of National Categorisation is focused on providing an agreed level of appropriate, bespoke support for each individual school in its current context.
This support is engineered to improve standards and provision for all learners.
The County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor David Lloyd, said he welcomed the national process in support of schools in Pembrokeshire.
He added: “This year has once again seen increase in the number of primary schools in the Green and Yellow Support Categories.”
Under the system there are four categories – green, yellow, amber and red.
Schools in the green category are already doing well and are deemed to be in need of the least support whilst schools in the red category are those identified as needing the most support.
An increasing and valuable emphasis is placed on schools working together to improve their provision and therefore standards.
Councillor Lloyd went on: “We now have 84 per cent of our primary schools in Pembrokeshire in categories requiring the lowest level of support – yellow and green.
“Our secondary schools are spread across the range of support categories, as appropriate to their current individual needs with one green, two yellow, three amber and two red.
“I am pleased to confirm that they are already gaining benefits from this valuable support system, in particular from its additional resources which are linked directly to their improvement needs.”
“It’s important to note that all schools receive and participate within the wide range of support activities available, even if they are categorised as a green school.
Betsan O’Connor, Managing Director of the ERW alliance of six local authorities – including Pembrokeshire – which are working together to deliver further education improvements, welcomed the results.
“It’s pleasing to see schools are becoming more resilient and now need less support. It is also good to see a change in culture, as increasingly the support is coming from other schools.
“There will be some schools which are disappointed about elements of the outcomes published, but we will be providing support for those schools in the areas identified for improvement.”
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