Three primary schools in Cardiff have been awarded certificates from inspectors ESTYN after obtaining an inspection judgement of ‘excellent’ last academic year.
At an Awards ceremony last night Birchgrove Primary School, Kitchener Primary School and Severn Primary School received framed certificates to mark the achievement from Welsh Government Education Secretary Kirsty Williams.
Cabinet Member for Education, Cllr Sarah Merry said:
“I would like to congratulate all three schools for reaching the highest standard in the 2015-16 inspections. I know that it comes as a result of a lot of hard work from staff and governors at the schools and I thank them for their dedication and commitment to maintaining high standards of education in the city. I am sure that parents and pupils also share my appreciation of the work done by teachers.”
Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Meilyr Rowlands said:
“Celebrating the excellence achieved by hard work and commitment within Welsh education is important. Recognising and sharing this excellence can help to inspire improvement in the classroom and, in this spirit, Estyn has published a short brochure highlighting some of the successful features of the 28 schools and other education providers that achieved excellence during 2015-2016 inspections.”
The ESTYN awards ceremony took place at the Park Plaza Hotel in Cardiff.