Ysgol Brynaerau receives 'excellent' report from Estyn

Date: 05/08/2019

A recent school inspection by Estyn, the school inspection body, has confirmed that Ysgol Brynaerau, Pontllyfni has received the verdict of 'excellent' in all five inspection areas.


The report noted that nearly all pupils' standards of wellbeing, behaviour and attitudes to learning are excellent and show high levels of motivation, interest and pride in their work.


Estyn also noted that teachers provide a creative, practical and stimulating curriculum that engages almost all pupils and fires their imagination. Pupils have a clear voice in guiding their learning, and as a result enjoy daily attendance, persevere with their tasks and develop into ambitious, confident and independent learners.


Another notable feature is the strong emphasis on staff development, which leads to a strong learning community where staff face current changes and developments in education with enthusiasm and confidence and learn from one another very effectively.


Councillor Cemlyn Williams, Gwynedd Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said:


“This is fantastic report is testament to the hard work of all those involved with the school. I’d like to thank everyone for their contribution towards making this such a successful school.”


Glenda Evans, Headteacher at Ysgol Brynaerau, added:


“It is pleasing to say that the school has received an 'excellent' judgment from Estyn, which reflects the hard work of everyone involved with the school.


"As a headteacher I would like to thank the children for their enthusiasm and positive attitude towards learning, and to the staff for their constant willingness to develop and learn from each other for the benefit of the pupils."


PHOTOGRAPH: Pupils from Ysgol Brynaerau, Pontllyfni