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Provider: Ysgol Gymraeg Ffwrnes

Level of follow-up: Significant improvement

Removed: November 2021

As in many other schools during this academic year, the COVID-19 pandemic affected Ysgol Gymraeg Ffwrnes’ ability to implement improvements. Leaders demonstrated sound judgement when adjusting their improvement plans, such as by changing the timeframe for implementing some activities or using technology to better support their improvement goals. Although the pandemic restricted the opportunities for direct monitoring, leaders, including the governors, continued to evaluate important aspects virtually. For example, they scrutinised the quality of distance learning provision to identify what was good and what needed to improve. Leaders created a bespoke school improvement plan that includes the core inspection recommendations as well as other priorities. Leaders monitored their progress against the actions carefully, clearly stating what had been achieved and what the next steps would be. As a result of robust self-evaluation procedures, the school made good progress against the core inspection recommendations.