Estyn Report Comment

Commenting following the concerning Estyn Report into Pembrokeshire County Councils Education Department, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Angela Burns said


“I am greatly concerned about the findings of this report showing that the standards of education across our county are “variable”.


“It is disgraceful that only half of our schools that have been inspected in the last three years have been classed as good or better which leaves a large cohort of children being let down by the standard of education that they are receiving.


“I am also distressed to hear that standards of behaviour in our secondary schools was classed as poor.


“Children have a right to a good education and I am greatly concerned that they are not currently getting this in Pembrokeshire.


“It is all very well for the Welsh Labour Cabinet Member to claim that standards are improving, but these problems have not happened overnight and senior officials in the education department and the Leader of the Council must be hold accountable.


“With a new curriculum being introduced in 18 months time, I will be seeking reassurances that pupils attending schools in Pembrokeshire see an improvement in the education that they receive and the issues surrounding behaviour are tackled as a matter of urgency”.