October 8, 2019 at 9:24 am #175202
Phil Wynn, who is the councillor with responsibility for education in Wrexham is apparently feeling hurt by criticism that education standards in Wrexham are unacceptable.
An article in the Wrexham Leader describes how Phil Wynn has been upset by criticism that since he took up his post Estyn inspections of Wrexham secondary schools have been very critical of the standards achieved, teaching & learning and leadership & management.
Phil Wynn is earning £30,000 for his position as Lead Member for Education.
Surely, if he is not having any impact on improving the quality of education for young people in Wrexham schools he should resign rather than ‘feeling hurt’.October 8, 2019 at 10:34 am #175209
What happened to constructive criticism. He should be getting his finger out not crawling under a rock.
I wonder how many others in similar positions take his outlook.
October 13, 2019 at 10:34 am #175452
- This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by David Thomas.
Let’s hope Councillor Phil Wynn is feeling less hurt after the next inspection reports produced by Estyn are published related to education standards in Wrexham.
According to the Estyn website an inspection took place last week at Ysgol Clywedog (7th October) and this week (14th October) Estyn will be inspecting Wrexham Council Education Department.
I would not be too optimistic Councillor Wynn.October 13, 2019 at 12:39 pm #175455
Weren’t these schools in special measures well before Councillor Wynn took over as Lead for Education? An item on Wrexham.com published 26th May 2017 shows that he has been in office for just one full academic year. Difficult to make much of an impact in that amount of time.October 13, 2019 at 1:30 pm #175459
Where does the failure of schools lie – in each school, the Local Authority or Welsh Government. The naswer must be all three- support to imrove schools no longrr sits with the Local Authrity as WG set up Gwe whuch is an pan North Wales school improvement service. Cllr Wynne is just one cog in a very wide machine.
What needs to be looked at is not how things have gone don hill but look towards what will be done to put things right and who will take the lead.October 13, 2019 at 1:40 pm #175461
You can’t decide on improvements for ANY system without first analysing where it went wrong.October 13, 2019 at 1:51 pm #175462
Cllr Wynne is just one cog in a very wide machine..
£30k for one small cog ??October 13, 2019 at 2:14 pm #175463
Councillor Phil Wynn has been in post since May 2017.
That is 2.5 years or £75,000.
Is this money well spent?
And he is ‘feeling hurt’ by criticism.October 13, 2019 at 2:16 pm #175464
It is easy to compare the standards achieved in Wrexham schools compared to those in Flintshire.
Read the inspection reports for Darland and the Maelor schools in Wrexham, produced following their inspections in 2019. They should be two of the best performing schools in Wrexham.
In both schools Standards, Teaching and Learning and Leadership and Management are described only as ‘adequate and needs improvement’. Examination results in both schools have been consistently lower than in similar schools across Wales.
If you compare these two Wrexham schools with Castell Alun, Buckley Elfed and Mold Alun in Flintshire the contrast is striking.
Standards, Teaching and Learning and Leadership and Management in these Flintshire schools are consistently ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.
There is obviously a problem with secondary schools in Wrexham.
The problem is Wrexham Council Education department.October 13, 2019 at 4:23 pm #175465
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