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Damning report for Maesydre

Created on 12/07/2011 @ 10:34
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Ysgol Maesydre has been ordered to get its act together after a damning school report condemned it to the lower echelons of Primary School education in Wales.
Mywelshpool warned parents last night to expect a disappointing report, but few could have predicted just how poor Estyn, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales, would rate the school.
Just six years after an impressive report in 2005, Maesydre has seen its numbers slump from 256 pupils down to 191 and has been rated in the lowest category of ‘unsatisfactory’ for both Current Performance and Prospects for Improvement.
Parents will be asking today ‘what’s gone wrong?’ as Maesydre joins a list of schools in need of special measures and it will be closely monitored by Estyn on a term-by-term basis.
The report will make uneasy reading for parents as it places Maesydre in the bottom 25% of similar schools for English, Maths and Science and at the lower quartile boundary for first language Welsh. However, it does state there have been slight improvements over the past year in some subjects but it is “still not sufficient” according to the report.
The report summarised as follows:
Standards: Unsatisfactory
Wellbeing: Unsatisfactory
Learning Experiences: Adequate
Teaching: Adequate
Care, support and guidance: Unsatisfactory
Learning environment: Adequate
Leadership: Unsatisfactory
Improving quality: Unsatisfactory
Partnership working: Adequate
Resource Management: Unsatisfactory
Meanwhile, the report states that almost half the parents feel that children are not well behaved while a large majority of pupils themselves declared that children do not behave well at playtime and lunchtime. Almost half added that they cannot do their work at times due to the behaviour of others.
To read the full report, please click on the link below.
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