Clase Primary School

Swansea Labour delighted with top marks for extremely caring and inclusive school

Swansea Labour has praised Clase Primary after the school gained a glowing Estyn inspection report.

The school has been described as an extremely caring and inclusive school that supports all its children exceptionally well.

The report said that the pupils themselves can take a lot of the credit for this.

Among the many highlights included in the Estyn Inspection is the work of the school’s Pupil Leadership Team and the very strong voice it gives a range of pupils in influencing school life.

Labour Cllr Jennifer Raynor, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Education Improvement, Learning and Skills, said that what made the inspection report even more impressive was the high number of pupils on free school meals (FSM) at the school and the excellent progress they made using the Pupil Development Grant.

Cllr Raynor said: “When I visited Clase Primary recently it was striking the pride the pupils showed in their school and how their voices were listened to and I’m very pleased that the inspection team recognised this and all the other great work that goes on there.

“Clase is an excellent example of how schools use the PDG effectively.

“Everyone associated with the school should be very proud of this report and I’d again congratulate them all.”

Inspectors said: “Pupils speak with exceptional pride about their leadership roles and the difference they make in the school community.

“Nearly all pupils feel they have a very strong voice and have a say in decision making. This has a very strong impact on the physical and emotional wellbeing of the pupils.”

The report rates the school as excellent in three of the five inspection areas – wellbeing and attitudes to learning; care, support and guidance and leadership and management.

It is rated as good in the other two – standards and teaching.

The report added: “During their time at the school, many pupils make strong progress and develop effective literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology skills.

“Pupils behaviour in classes, in and around the school is exemplary.”

Teaching is praised with the strong relationship between staff pupils highlighted as a significant strength.

The report states: “In all classes, teachers provide purposeful and relevant learning experiences for their pupils within a creative, broad and balanced curriculum.

“They set clear learning objectives and use a range of interesting resources to engage pupils’ interests.”

The inspectors said headteacher Sharon Hope sets a clear direction for developing Clase Primary to its full potential and she works with the senior leadership team to set very expectations for the school. They are well supported well by the governing body.

 

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