- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Uncategorized
New information on the performance of schools in Wales has shown a fall in the number of those needing the most support.
Mike Hedges AM said… I welcome these improvements that show that Labour led Swansea Council is delivering a good start in life for our children. I offer my congratulations to the green schools such as Cefn Hengoed which continue to provide such high quality education to their children. I look forward to visiting schools and seeing at first hand the success achieved.
The National Categorisation System was introduced by the Welsh Labour Government in 2014 to help identify schools in need of support to improve. Schools are placed into one of four colour-coded support categories to demonstrate the level of support they need.
This year’s results show that there are fewer schools in Wales in need of the highest levels of support when compared to last year. Similarly, there are more schools categorised as needing lower levels of support. The figures show that:
• The proportion of green schools – those needing less support – has increased by 5% in the primary sector and 7% in the secondary sector.
• The proportion of red schools – those identified as needing most support – has reduced by 1% in the primary sector and 2% in the secondary sector.
• 41% of special schools have been categorised as green, and needing less support, with only 8% being categorised as red and in need of most support.
The overall figures show that that 84.4% of primary and 64.6% of secondary schools are now in the green and yellow categories.
Each school’s category is determined by a range of factors including its performance data and capacity to improve in areas such as leadership and teaching and learning. Local authorities and their regional consortia play a central role in the process which triggers a bespoke package of challenge and support in each school.
Further information – including local results – can be found here.