Our school has received national recognition for the quality of its teaching and ‘sector-leading practice’.
Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales, had awarded the school a rare double excellent following an inspection earlier this year. The ratings were for the school’s ‘current performance’ and its ‘prospects for improvement’ - meaning it has many strengths in these areas and significant examples of sector-leading practice.
These include providing ‘a highly effective range of learning experiences that has a positive impact on pupils’ learning and wellbeing’, consistently good teaching throughout the school and ‘a very high level of care, support and guidance for its pupils’.
The Estyn report also praised Headteacher Wayne Murphy for providing ‘a very clear strategic direction’ for the school, and also the senior leadership team for ‘promoting a culture of high aspirations and expectations for all staff and pupils’.
Mr W Murphy and Assistant Headteacher Mr G Daniels were presented with a framed certificate by Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams and Meilyr Rowlands, Chief Inspector of Estyn, at a ceremony in Cardiff.
Wayne Murphy said the school was thrilled with its double excellent judgement, which was recognition of the hard work of pupils, learning support staff, administration support staff, teachers, the leadership team, governors, parents and carers and all stakeholders.
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Cabinet Member for Learning Cllr Lisa Mytton said: “We are all delighted with the outcome of the Estyn inspection of Greenfield Special School, which is full of praise for the school’s many strengths and positions it amongst the very best schools in Wales.”