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School Improvement Plan

Porthcawl Comprehensive School 3 Year Strategy ‘On A Page’ (2023 – 2026)

The three areas of recommendation following our Estyn Inspection are included:

Priority 1:  Highly Effective Leadership at all Levels

1.1 The ‘Curriculum for Porthcawl’

1.2 Refined systems & structure for self-evaluation

1.3 High quality professional learning growth

1.4 Shared understanding of improvement and priorities

1.5 Effective and sustainable school finances

1.6 ‘Achieve’ and ‘Maximise’

1.7 Cross-curricular skills across the curriculum

1.8 Widen the opportunities for pupils to develop their Welsh language skills

1.9 A broad & balanced curriculum (2025)


Priority 2: Outstanding, Curriculum, Learning & Teaching

2.1 Highly effective design, development, and delivery of the ‘Curriculum for Porthcawl’

2.2 Consistently high standards of teaching and learning (Reduce variation with and improve quality of teaching)

2.3 Consistently high standards of assessment across the curriculum

2.4 Commitment to professional learning to positively impact on learning

2.5 Closing gaps in learner’s progress


Priority 3: Exceptional Wellbeing, Equity and Inclusion

3.1 Implementation of the ALNET Act

3.2 Sustained highly effective safeguarding

3.3 Information exchange with parents/carers and pupils

3.4 Improved attendance

3.5 A continued culture and ethos which embodies a holistic understanding of our pupils, and their wellbeing needs

3.6 Consistently strong behaviour, values, and expectations

3.7 Wellbeing is not ‘Invisible’

School Improvement Plan Summary 2023-2024

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