Ysgol Clywedog

Secondary

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Pupils
743
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Secondary (ages 11-16)
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn Report
(01/10/2019)
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37.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Ysgol Clywedog is an English-medium 11 to 16 mixed comprehensive school maintained by Wrexham County Borough Council. The school is situated in the west of Wrexham and draws from the villages to the north and west of the town as well as from the town itself. The number of pupils has decreased from 883 at the time of the last inspection to 779. Around 22% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is higher than the national average of 16.4%, and close to 20% live in the 20% most deprived areas of Wales. Almost 26% have a special educational need which is higher than the national average of 22.5%. The school has resourced provision for pupils with both specific and moderate learning difficulties. Less than 2% of pupils have a statement of special educational needs. This figure is lower than the national average of 2.2%. Close to 12% of pupils receive support to learn English as an additional language. Less than 1% of pupils speak Welsh as a first language or to an equivalent standard. The senior leadership team consists of the headteacher, who took up post in September 2016, a deputy headteacher, two assistant headteachers and a finance officer. 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 Ysgol Clywedog October 2019 Summary The school has an inclusive and caring ethos that supports the wellbeing of pupils suitably. Many pupils feel safe in school and the majority understand how to live healthy lives. However, around half of pupils lack confidence and resilience in their learning. Pupil attendance, and the punctuality of a minority, require improvement. Since his appointment in 2016, the headteacher has restructured the senior leadership team and provided supportive and reflective leadership. This has contributed to improving staff morale and gaining the confidence of the local community. However, leadership at all levels has not led to sufficient or sustained improvements in important areas of the school’s work including the quality of teaching and the standards pupils achieve. The headteacher has worked towards establishing common and secure structures and processes, for example to help promote consistency in teachers’ planning. However, shortcomings in teaching in around half of lessons limit the progress pupils can make. Inspection area Judgement Standards Unsatisfactory and needs urgent improvement Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Adequate and needs improvement Teaching and learning experiences Unsatisfactory and needs urgent improvement Care, support and guidance Adequate and needs improvement Leadership and management Unsatisfactory and needs urgent improvement 2 A report on Ysgol Clywedog October 2019 Recommendations R1 Improve standards across the school R2 Improve teaching, including the level of challenge, questioning, the monitoring of pupil progress and the impact of feedback R3 Improve provision to develop pupils’ skills in literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology (ICT) R4 Improve the quality and impact of leadership at all levels R5 Improve attendance and punctuality R6 Ensure robust financial management What happens next In accordance with the Education Act 2005, HMCI is of the opinion, that special measures are required in relation to this school. The school will draw up an action plan which shows how it is going to address the recommendations. Estyn will monitor the school’s progress on a termly basis.

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