The Rhonda AM has praised a local school for a positive inspection report.
Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llyn Y Forwyn in Ferndale was inspected at the beginning of the year and achieved ‘good’ judgements across the board from Estyn.
The report said: ‘The school is a happy community where most pupils make good progress from their starting points. Pupils use the Welsh language with pride. This permeates all of the school’s life and work.
‘Most pupils have positive attitudes to learning. They concentrate and persevere well for long periods. Nearly all pupils behave well, both in the classroom and around the school. They are very caring towards each other and treat adults and visitors maturely and with respect and courtesy.’
It added: ‘The head teacher provides robust and effective leadership to staff and pupils, which ensures a clear strategic direction for the school and a culture that promotes continuous improvement.
‘All members of staff have a robust vision to promote Welshness, nurture respect and encourage pupils to do their best. Staff are dedicated and enthusiastic, and work very well together to ensure that the school has a caring ethos and that procedures are in place to give attention to pupils’ wellbeing. Governors support the school well.’
Leanne said: “This is a great achievement for the school and testament to the hard work put in by everyone involved; teachers, support staff, pupils, parents and governors.
“I have every confidence that the school will go from strength-to-strength with such excellent support, dedication and teaching.”