Ysgol Goronwy Owen

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Pupils
142
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4 - 11
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Mixed
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Infants & Juniors
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
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(01/10/2019)
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Ysgol Goronwy Owen is situated in the village of Benllech on the Isle of Anglesey. It serves the village and the surrounding area. Welsh is the main medium of the school’s life and work, and English is introduced in key stage 2. There are 135 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including 16 part-time nursery age pupils. Around 7% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. Over a three-year-period, around 10% of pupils have been eligible for free school meals. This is lower than the national percentage of 18%. The school has identified around 13% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, which is lower than the national percentage of 21%. The headteacher was appointed to the post in September 2013 and the school was last inspected in January 2014. 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 Goronwy Owen October 2019 Summary The school is a caring community with a happy and inclusive ethos, in which a sound emphasis is placed on providing purposeful support for all individuals. The headteacher provides the school with robust leadership, which ensures that it has an effective strategic direction. All staff have a strong commitment to developing and promoting continuous and sustainable improvements. The governing body knows the school well. It is knowledgeable about the school’s performance and uses this knowledge very thoughtfully to challenge the school and hold it to account. Staff establish an excellent working relationship with pupils, which fosters successful learning. The system for planning activities, which is based on interesting themes and learning activities, ensures that pupils achieve good standards. All pupils’ wellbeing is given a prominent place in the school’s provision, and staff provide them with effective care, support and guidance. Pupils take full advantage of the valuable opportunities that are provided for them to express their views and contribute to important aspects of the school’s work. As a result, nearly all pupils make sound and consistent progress, and achieve well by Year 6. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Good Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Ysgol Goronwy Owen October 2019 Recommendations R1 Improve information and communication technology (ICT) skills across the school R2 Improve attendance R3 Ensure that the priorities in the development plan are based more specifically on improving pupils’ attainment What happens next The school will produce an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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