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Springwood Primary School, in Llanedeyrn, is celebrating the outcome of its recent ESTYN report after its performance was judged as excellent or good across all areas.


ESTYN found strong features throughout the school's teaching, learning and standards, concluding that 'most pupils make good progress from their starting points and achieve well as they move through the school'.


They reserved particular praise for the school's care, support and guidance, describing the caring and nurturing ethos throughout the school as 'exceptionally strong'.


"We're proud of the findings from this report," said Cllr Joe Boyle, Chair of Governors at the school. "It's reward for many years of hard work, putting in place a strong leadership team and focusing on developing the skills of our excellent teaching staff.


"We are particularly happy with the finding that we are 'very successful in meeting pupils', health and social needs.' This is the most important role of any school: to help develop healthy, grounded and happy young people."


Inspectors also praised the school's approach to inclusion, pointing to the impact made by its autism resource base and inclusion class.


"There are so many parts in this report that I am proud of," said Pat Hoffer, the school's headteacher, "but one of my favourite lines is ESTYN's conclusion that 'a particular strength of the school is the way in which all pupils show a high level of kindness and consideration for each other.' It is a huge endorsement of the school's approach to inclusion.


"The staff, parents, local community and, most of all, the children should feel a deep sense of pride when they read the report. Well done, team Springwood!"