(a) To receive, for information, the monitoring form in respect of
schools’ self-evaluation for the Summer to Autumn 2016 period.
(b) To present a summary of the following schools’ self-evaluation:
(i) Bodfeurig School
(ii) Borthygest School
(iii) Bro Cynfal School
(iv) Cae Top School
(v) Llanbedr School
(vi) Maenofferen School
(vii) Penybryn School (Tywyn)
(viii) Rhiwlas School
(ix) Waunfawr School
(a) The Assistant Education Quality Improvement Officer guided Members through the handout circulated in which a summary of school findings was set out, drawing attention to the fact that three primary schools had been inspected by ESTYN during the 2016 Summer term, along with 6 primary schools during the 2016 Autumn term 2016.
(b) In response to a comment made by a Member in relation to ESTYN terminology and the selection of "adequate" in the Ysgol Maenofferen self-evaluation, the GwE Challenge Adviser stated that the sentence "care, assistance and leadership" was part of a broader field. Attention was drawn to the fact that the words "effective, successful, robust, beneficial" referred to "good" which was relevant to Religious Education.
(c) Reference was made to the self-evaluations of the following schools
(i) Ysgol Bodfeurig
(ii) Ysgol Borth-y-gest
(iii) Ysgol Bro Cynfal
(iv) Ysgol Cae Top
(v) Ysgol Llanbedr
(vi) Ysgol Maenofferen
(vii) Ysgol Penybryn, Tywyn
(viii) Ysgol Rhiwlas
(ix) Ysgol Waunfawr
The GwE Challenge Adviser noted that the quality of the self-evaluations had improved but that some weaknesses persisted because schools had not scrutinised the guidances in sufficient detail and that clearer guidances were required.
In relation to Ysgol Maenofferen, attention was drawn to pupils' levels at the end of Years 3, 4 and 5.
It was noted that the Ysgol Cae Top self-evaluation was based on a different methodology and it had recently received an excellent inspection.
Reference was made to the Ysgol Penybryn, Tywyn self-evaluation in which a taster of the lessons was provided.
RESOLVED: To accept and note the contents of the inspections and self-evaluations and, in accordance with procedure, to congratulate the above schools for their efforts in achieving the grades.