We welcomed Estyn Inspectors in February 2018 and here’s what they summarised:
“Ysgol Heulfan is an exceptionally caring and inclusive school. The headteacher and senior leaders are highly effective and provide inspirational leadership. As a result, almost all pupils make strong progress, often from very low starting points and those that are more able achieve highly. The progress that many pupils make in developing their literacy skills is a particularly strong feature of the school’s success. Nearly all pupils are courteous and their behaviour in and around the school is exemplary. They have admirable attitudes to their learning and display high levels of independence and resilience.
The overall quality of teaching is good although there are examples of excellent practice in many classes. All staff provide a rich, imaginative and stimulating curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils well. Provision for pupils with additional learning needs is excellent. The high levels of care, support and guidance that staff provide throughout the school is remarkable. As a result, pupils thrive, and feel safe and valued. (Estyn, 2018)”
Read the full report here:
As a Flagship School for the Inclusion Quality Mark we are assessed annually. During our last review, the assessor opened his report with:
“Ysgol Heulfan has a rich and thorough tradition of operating as an inclusive school, and indeed has a longstanding association with IQM, having already achieved the Quality Mark, Centre of Excellence Status and the Flagship banner. It is important to make this distinction because it makes the continuing journey even more impressive for Ysgol Heulfan: still striving to be ever more inclusive, continuing to improve and grow, unrelenting in its desire to reach more fully its vision of completely inclusive education – there is no sense of complacency here and no sense of an inclusion project that has been boxed off and completed. The entire school, from Governors, staff, pupils and parents, appreciates that inclusion is something that is never “finished” rather it is refined, adapted, improved and nurtured. (IQM, Nov 2018)”
The full report can be read here:
Visitor & Parent Quotes:
“I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and my tour of the school during which I observed a truly inspiring learning environment which clearly focussed on development of the ‘whole child.‘” (Mr Ian Roberts, Head of Education, Wrexham 2017).
“A fantastic school, the children are polite and obviously happy in their learning and environment. It is a beautiful school with everybody included – great staff.” (Parent, 2018)
“Ysgol Heulfan is an amazing school. The teachers are brilliant. My daughter is in Reception and loves coming here. I am so happy that my child attends this school.” (Parent, 2018)