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    Helenjones211
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    Estyn, the Welsh government education inspection service, is due to inspect Wrexham council education department next month, starting on 14th October.
    In advance of the inspection, Estyn has launched a survey to ask residents in Wrexham for their views on how well education services provided by the council support schools and youth services.
    The survey asks parents, carers, learners and anyone working or involved in education to help inspectors judge how effective the Wrexham council education services are at ensuring that the young people in Wrexham receive the education they are entitled to.
    The survey can be found at the following link ……….
    https://www.estyn.gov.wales/inspection-survey-wrexham
    The survey closes on Friday 27th October.
    It is important that as many people as possible contribute to this survey.
    I will certainly be making my concerns clear: that Wrexham council education department have been letting down the young people of Wrexham over a number of years.

    #173759

    JaneJ
    Participant

    The survey also has questions about informal engagement including Youth Service – this will be an easy question to answer as it is effectively a ZERO service for our Children and Young People in Wrexham provided by the Council. There are virtually no places for our YP to meet in a safe environment- no wonder there is anti-social behaviour .

    #174086

    Thomasfrancis1205
    Participant

    Estyn is going to find the inspection of the Wrexham Council Education Department next month really easy.
    The inspection reports on the Estyn website for Wrexham secondary schools speak for themselves.
    https://www.estyn.gov.wales/inspection/search/field_local_authority/1420/field_sector/1446
    The reports and inspection outcomes over the last 5 or 6 years for Wrexham secondary schools have been absolutely shocking.
    Bryn Alyn is still in special measures since its inspection in 2017. Most areas of the inspection were described as unsatisfactory and in need of urgent improvement.
    Clywedog was in special measures between 2013 and 2015. It is now due another inspection. Examination results in recent years have continued to be poor.
    Darland was inspected in 2019 and now requires Estyn monitoring. In most areas the school performance was described as only adequate and needing improvement.
    Grango was identified in its inspection of 2017 as in need of significant improvement.
    The Maelor school was inspected in 2019 and also requires Estyn monitoring. In most areas the school performance was described as only adequate and needing improvement.
    Morgan Llwyd was identified in its inspection of 2017 as in need of significant improvement.
    Rhosnesni was in special measures from 2013 until 2015. It was inspected again in 2018 and was identified as in need of significant improvement.
    Ruabon was placed in special measures by Estyn in its inspection of 2016.
    Only St Joseph’s School has not been placed in a category by Estyn.
    Estyn have already found that standards in Wrexham schools are consistently below the standards achieved in similar schools across Wales.

    #174088

    Matt
    Participant

    Estyn is going to find the inspection of the Wrexham Council Education Department next month really easy.
    The inspection reports on the Estyn website for Wrexham secondary schools speak for themselves.
    https://www.estyn.gov.wales/inspection/search/field_local_authority/1420/field_sector/1446
    The reports and inspection outcomes over the last 5 or 6 years for Wrexham secondary schools have been absolutely shocking.
    Bryn Alyn is still in special measures since its inspection in 2017. Most areas of the inspection were described as unsatisfactory and in need of urgent improvement.
    Clywedog was in special measures between 2013 and 2015. It is now due another inspection. Examination results in recent years have continued to be poor.
    Darland was inspected in 2019 and now requires Estyn monitoring. In most areas the school performance was described as only adequate and needing improvement.
    Grango was identified in its inspection of 2017 as in need of significant improvement.
    The Maelor school was inspected in 2019 and also requires Estyn monitoring. In most areas the school performance was described as only adequate and needing improvement.
    Morgan Llwyd was identified in its inspection of 2017 as in need of significant improvement.
    Rhosnesni was in special measures from 2013 until 2015. It was inspected again in 2018 and was identified as in need of significant improvement.
    Ruabon was placed in special measures by Estyn in its inspection of 2016.
    Only St Joseph’s School has not been placed in a category by Estyn.
    Estyn have already found that standards in Wrexham schools are consistently below the standards achieved in similar schools across Wales.

    Might be fair to say that their findings will be to put a rocket up the backside of whoever is in charge of secondary schools in Wrexham. The current recommendation will be – if you want your children to do well between ages 11-16 then send them across county lines to either Cheshire, Shropshire, Flintshire or Denbighshire.

    #174089

    MargaretA
    Participant

    Estyn is going to find the inspection of the Wrexham Council Education Department next month really easy.
    The inspection reports on the Estyn website for Wrexham secondary schools speak for themselves.
    https://www.estyn.gov.wales/inspection/search/field_local_authority/1420/field_sector/1446
    The reports and inspection outcomes over the last 5 or 6 years for Wrexham secondary schools have been absolutely shocking.
    Bryn Alyn is still in special measures since its inspection in 2017. Most areas of the inspection were described as unsatisfactory and in need of urgent improvement.
    Clywedog was in special measures between 2013 and 2015. It is now due another inspection. Examination results in recent years have continued to be poor.
    Darland was inspected in 2019 and now requires Estyn monitoring. In most areas the school performance was described as only adequate and needing improvement.
    Grango was identified in its inspection of 2017 as in need of significant improvement.
    The Maelor school was inspected in 2019 and also requires Estyn monitoring. In most areas the school performance was described as only adequate and needing improvement.
    Morgan Llwyd was identified in its inspection of 2017 as in need of significant improvement.
    Rhosnesni was in special measures from 2013 until 2015. It was inspected again in 2018 and was identified as in need of significant improvement.
    Ruabon was placed in special measures by Estyn in its inspection of 2016.
    Only St Joseph’s School has not been placed in a category by Estyn.
    Estyn have already found that standards in Wrexham schools are consistently below the standards achieved in similar schools across Wales.

    Might be fair to say that their findings will be to put a rocket up the backside of whoever is in charge of secondary schools in Wrexham. The current recommendation will be – if you want your children to do well between ages 11-16 then send them across county lines to either Cheshire, Shropshire, Flintshire or Denbighshire.

    Estyn is going to find the inspection of the Wrexham Council Education Department next month really easy.
    The inspection reports on the Estyn website for Wrexham secondary schools speak for themselves.
    https://www.estyn.gov.wales/inspection/search/field_local_authority/1420/field_sector/1446
    The reports and inspection outcomes over the last 5 or 6 years for Wrexham secondary schools have been absolutely shocking.
    Bryn Alyn is still in special measures since its inspection in 2017. Most areas of the inspection were described as unsatisfactory and in need of urgent improvement.
    Clywedog was in special measures between 2013 and 2015. It is now due another inspection. Examination results in recent years have continued to be poor.
    Darland was inspected in 2019 and now requires Estyn monitoring. In most areas the school performance was described as only adequate and needing improvement.
    Grango was identified in its inspection of 2017 as in need of significant improvement.
    The Maelor school was inspected in 2019 and also requires Estyn monitoring. In most areas the school performance was described as only adequate and needing improvement.
    Morgan Llwyd was identified in its inspection of 2017 as in need of significant improvement.
    Rhosnesni was in special measures from 2013 until 2015. It was inspected again in 2018 and was identified as in need of significant improvement.
    Ruabon was placed in special measures by Estyn in its inspection of 2016.
    Only St Joseph’s School has not been placed in a category by Estyn.
    Estyn have already found that standards in Wrexham schools are consistently below the standards achieved in similar schools across Wales.

    Might be fair to say that their findings will be to put a rocket up the backside of whoever is in charge of secondary schools in Wrexham. The current recommendation will be – if you want your children to do well between ages 11-16 then send them across county lines to either Cheshire, Shropshire, Flintshire or Denbighshire.

    I haven’t read the various reports. Are all the schools failing for the same reasons or is it a different reason in each school?

    #174090

    DerekJackson
    Participant

    It is interesting that the body that is responsible in assisting schoopls improve their performance is actually GWE which is a pan North Wales organisation that all LAs and WG fund. I agree that looking wider than Wrexhanm for the education of an 11 – 16 year old is worth looking at however they are not all Gold standard across the borders.

    #174456

    Helenjones211
    Participant

    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.
    https://www.estyn.gov.wales/inspection/search/field_local_authority/1420/field_sector/1446
    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 and Mold Alun in Flintshire the contrast is striking.
    https://www.estyn.gov.wales/inspection/search/field_sector/secondary-1446/field_local_authority/flintshire-county-council-1408
    Standards, Teaching and Learning and Leadership and Management in these Flintshire schools are consistently ‘good’.
    There is a obviously a problem with secondary schools in Wrexham.
    The problem is Wrexham Council Education department.

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