Edwardsville Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Cardiff Road
Merthyr Tydfil
CF46 5NE
4 - 11
Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

Edwardsville Primary School is on the outskirts of Merthyr Tydfil. The nursery is in the centre of the town of Treharris, just under a mile from the main school. The school has 339 pupils, including 43 full-time pupils in the nursery. There are three mixed-year classes and nine single-year classes. The school has two learning resource bases for children with autistic spectrum disorder and communication needs. The average proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals over the last three years is around 17%, which is close to the average for Wales. The school identifies 31% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, which is much higher than the national average of 21%, but this also includes pupils in the learning resource bases. A very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs or are in the care of the local authority. Most pupils are of white British ethnicity and come from homes where English is the main language. Very few pupils speak Welsh at home. The current headteacher took up his post in September 2005. The school’s previous inspection was in March 2012. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. http://mylocalschool.wales.gov.uk/Schools/SchoolSearch?lang=en 1 A report on Edwardsville Primary School October 2018 Summary In Edwardsville Primary School nearly all pupils behave very well in classes and around the school. They feel happy and safe and know where to turn if they need support. There are strong working relationships between pupils and staff, based on mutual respect and most pupils make good progress from their starting points in literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology (ICT). The majority of teaching is effective. In these cases, teachers plan interesting topics and deliver stimulating teaching. This motivates pupils, who then apply themselves to their learning positively, respond well and make good progress. However, the quality of teaching varies too much from class to class. Opportunities for pupils to shape their own learning and to develop their independence are limited. Support for pupils with additional learning needs is strong and the robust tracking systems in place enable most targeted pupils to make good progress in line with their abilities. Leaders promote a clear vision for the school. Governors support the school well and they are developing their strategic role suitably. Self-evaluation procedures are generally effective, but links between self-evaluation and school priorities are not always clear and there are too many areas identified for development. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Adequate and needs improvement Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Adequate and needs improvement 2 A report on Edwardsville Primary School October 2018 Recommendations R1 Strengthen the role of leaders at all levels so that they operate more strategically and focus more sharply on pupils’ standards and improving provision R2 Improve the quality of teaching to ensure it reflects the best practice observed across the school R3 Ensure that the level of challenge and pace of learning are effective in meeting all pupils’ needs R4 Ensure that staff implement the principles of the foundation phase fully across all classes R5 Increase opportunities for all pupils to contribute purposefully to the life and work of the school What happens next The school will draw up an action plan, which shows how it is going to address the recommendations. Estyn will review the school’s progress.

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