The Welsh Government’s annual ‘colour coded performance data’ has been published – with many of Wrexham’s primary and secondary schools falling into the ‘Green’ or ‘Yellow’ categories.
The colour coding system, which is released annually as part of the Welsh Government’s National Categorisation System was been introduced in 2014 to help identify those 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 sees a small change to the factors that decide a school’s category. Instead of just looking at areas such as performance, including GCSE results, there is now a much broader assessment that considers areas such as teacher assessments from other subjects, wellbeing and the quality of teaching and learning.
Under the system there are four categories – green, yellow, amber and red. Schools in the green category are deemed to be in need of the least support while schools in the red category are those identified as needing the most support.
The details displayed include the staffing ratios, financial reserves, attendance data – and “% of pupils in the school who are ‘hooked on sport'” – all with historical comparisons via graphs on sub-tabs.
A list of the ratings for Wrexham can be found below….
The Rofft Cp School
Alexandra C P School
Brynteg C P School
Rhosddu County Primary
Rhostyllen Cp School
Ysgol Deiniol C P
Barker’s Lane Cp
Wat’s Dyke County Primary
Ysgol Sant Dunawd
Rhosymedre Community Primary
Victoria Community Primary
St Peter’s School
St Giles Controlled Primary School
St Mary’s Rc Primary
St Mary’s Church In Wales
The Maelor School
Llanarmon Dc School
Cefn Mawr C P School
Ysgol Min y Ddol
Black Lane C P School
Ysgol Bryn Tabor
Holt C.P. School
Ysgol I.D. Hooson
Ysgol Plas Coch
Penygelli C P School
Hafod Y Wern Community Primary School
Gwenfro Community Primary
Park Community Primary School Llay
Ysgol Maes y Mynydd
Gwersyllt Community Primary School
Penycae Community Primary School
Ysgol y Waun
Ysgol Bro Alun
Borras Park Community Primary School
Pentre Ciw Voluntary Controlled
Bronington Church In Wales V.A
Madras Va School
St Chad’s Church In Wales Aided School
All Saints Voluntary Aided Sch
St Mary’s Overton
St Paul’s Voluntary Aided
Darland High School
St Joseph’s Catholic And Anglican High
Ysgol Penrhyn New Broughton Cp
Ysgol Yr Hafod
Eyton Primary School
St Anne’s Catholic Primary
Brymbo Aided (St. Mary’s)
Ysgol Morgan Llwyd
Ysgol Bryn Alyn
Rhosnesni High School
Commenting on the Wales-wide results, Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams said: “I’m pleased to see that more schools are now in the green and yellow categories, which continues with the upward trend we have seen over the past few years.
“These schools have a key role to play in supporting other schools to improve by sharing their expertise, skills and good practice.
“Last September, I announced that to further raise schools standards we would make changes to the school categorisation system following advice from the OECD.
“As well as taking into account a much broader range of factors about a school’s ability to improve, categorisation now places more of an emphasis on discussions about how the school could improve – leading to a tailored programme of support, challenge and intervention.
“I’m confident that the changes we have made to the categorisation process are in the best interests of pupils and will help ensure schools are given the right support at the right time.”