Ysgol Gymuned Llanfechell

Primary

School Guide Rating

INDICATOR
Llanfechell
Amlwch
Ynys Môn
LL68 0SA
Pupils
75
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/02/2020)
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PRI

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20.2:1
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
93.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 94.6%
Attendance during the year
Welsh medium
Language of the school
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14.0%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.4%
Free school meals

School Description

Ysgol Gymuned Llanfechell is situated on the outskirts of the village in the north of Anglesey. Pupils come from the village and the surrounding rural area. Welsh is the main medium of the school’s life and work. There are 70 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including eight nursery age pupils. The school has three mixed-age classes. Over the last three years, around 18% of pupils have been eligible for free school meals, which is equal to the national percentage. Around 75% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. The school has identified around 10% of its pupils as having special educational needs. This is significantly lower than the national percentage of 12%. The school was last inspected in June 2014 and the acting headteacher has been in post since September 2019. 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 Gymuned Llanfechell February 2020 Summary The school is a welcoming and inclusive community that fosters a supportive and diligent learning environment for pupils. An excellent feature is the familial ethos that exists to ensure that pupils and staff care for each other naturally. As a result, nearly all pupils enjoy the school’s life and work, behave very well and have positive attitudes to learning. Teachers provide rich and interesting learning experiences for pupils, which meet most of their needs well and, as a result, during their time at the school, many make sound progress from their starting points. However, at times, staff’s expectations of what pupils are able to achieve are not consistent. As a result, activities are not always challenging enough to ensure that all pupils develop as independent learners and achieve to the best of their ability. The acting headteacher has a clear vision for the school and high expectations for the wellbeing and achievement of all pupils. She has conveyed this vision successfully to staff, governors and parents. In the short time since being appointed, she has identified the school’s strengths and main areas for improvement well. However, over time, monitoring procedures have not been rigorous enough, and leaders have not acted quickly enough to address important areas for improvement. 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 Ysgol Gymuned Llanfechell February 2020 Recommendations R1 Ensure that all teachers challenge pupils to achieve to the best of their ability R2 Ensure regular opportunities for all pupils in the foundation phase to make choices about their learning and develop independent learning skills R3 Improve pupils’ Welsh oral skills R4 Improve aspects of pupils’ ICT skills R5 Strengthen the school’s monitoring procedures and improvement plans to focus firmly on improving pupils’ outcomes What happens next The school will produce an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection. Estyn will review the school’s progress.

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