• " The school achieved GCSE results in the top 25% of similar schools in 2017 and 2018."
  • "In lessons and around the school, many pupils are courteous and polite. They engage well in their learning and work suitably in groups and pairs. " - Estyn 2018
  • " High standards of teaching from staff and excellent learning from students, alongside the proactive encouragement of parents, have all contributed to the school's recent success. " - IQM Inspection 2018
  • " In 2018 the school was awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark Award - Centre of Excellence for the second time. This reflects the school's commitment to including all learners. "
  • " The school has a successful Sixth Form in which learners are achieving results in the top 25% of schools in Wales. "
  • " I just wanted to say a huge thanks to your wonderful staff for all the support they have provided for my son and myself over his first year at high school. " - Year Seven Parent - July 2018
  • " The extra curricular activities that are offered via the Engage@Emrys programme are the best in the area. " Year Seven Parent - July 2018







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Professional Learning Grant

Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan - Professional Learning Grant Statement 2018/19

The purpose of the Professional Learning Grant (PLG) is to give schools the capacity to enable practitioners to make the required changes in advance of the new curriculum.

In line with this, the funding should be used to support areas such as:

  • The general release of teachers and TAs to engage in professional learning activities;
  • The remuneration of individuals, creating roles and posts, to support the coordination of PL activities across a school or group of schools. These roles would support colleagues, departments or whole school approaches to critical enquiry, change management and SLO activities;
  • The release costs for practitioners to engage in research activities and critical enquiry, funding release time to investigate the implications of the new curriculum for their own teaching and assessment practice;
  • The release costs to enable practitioners to collaborate both within school and across clusters and networks of schools – engaging with collaborative professional learning and collaborative planning;
  • Supporting the development of the roles such as school (or cluster level) Professional Learning Coach.


In 2018-19 Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan were allocated a total Professional Learning Grant of £21, 868.

We have used the funding available to us as follows;

  • Professional Development of all staff linked to the development of Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan as a learning organisation. This is within the school and across the cluster of schools. 
  • To cover for the release of teaching and support staff to attending training on and offsite in preparations for the new curriculum. This has included the support of further cluster working focussing on the 12 pedagogical principles.

Should you require any further detail regarding this grant please do not hesitate to contact Mr Ed Howarth, Assistant Headteacher, Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan.