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Delight in Deri

Posted on : 17 Jun 2019

Delight in Deri
Deri Primary school
Deri Primary school is celebrating the Summer term after receiving a positive inspection report published by Estyn.
The Bargoed based primary school was inspected by Estyn in March and saw the inspection report published last week. The ‘small school with a big heart’ was rejoicing with the findings of the inspection.
The report from the schools inspectorate praised the school for demonstrating a successful approach to teaching across the whole school and fostering a positive working relationship between pupils, teachers and learning assistants.
The report said, “The headteacher has established a clear vision for the school which focuses on supporting pupils’ wellbeing and raising standards. The headteacher, deputy headteacher and leader of the foundation phase provide strong direction to the school’s work and promote high expectations for all staff and pupils. As a result, nearly all staff feel valued and share the school’s vision.”
“The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum. An engaging whole-school curriculum based on topics, such as ‘Out of this World’ and ‘Cwl Cymru’, provide valuable contexts for pupils to develop and apply their skills in real-life situations.”
Paul Hamer who has been headteacher since November 2015 said, ‘We are extremely delighted and pleased with the positive inspection report, the report reflects the hardwork and dedication of all the staff and the resilience and enthusiasm of our pupils.”
“Our parents and carers are fully engaged and play a supportive role in the life of the school, they have celebrated the work of the children fully. Our governors have been proactive in supporting and challenging the school.”
“It is a privilege and honour to work within such a committed team. I am exceedingly proud that the school has deservedly been recognised in such a public way. The inspection report gives a true picture of the work of the whole school  and provides a positive image of our ‘Deri Family School.’”
Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Achievement, Cllr. Philippa Marsden said, “I am so pleased that the hard work and dedication of the whole school has been reflected in this positive report. To achieve the Good standard across all the inspection areas is a fantastic achievement and they are to be commended for their efforts.”

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