Praise for Porthcawl Primary School

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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Porthcawl Primary School has been awarded the Wales Award at the Celebrating Every Child Awards1 – a national awards scheme that recognises and celebrates the achievement of children, young people, leaders and teachers.

The awards, run by Achievement for All in partnership with Teaching Times were hosted by Achievement for All ambassador David Gandy and Achievement for All CEO, Professor Sonia Blandford.

Porthcawl Primary School was recognised for its achievement in ensuring every child is included, regardless of background, challenge or need. Their strong leadership has ensured that the school has benefited significantly from the Achievement for All programme, raising the aspirations of learners as well as introducing eight other schools to the programme.

The school has focused on raising aspirations for academic performance, and working with parents to develop support strategies in literacy and numeracy.

Headteacher Andrew Wood said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been recognised in this way. Achievement for All has provided a strategic framework which allows us to focus on the academic and life skills needed for success.

” I would personally extend my thanks to parents, staff and to Sue Roberts and Lindsay Harvey from Bridgend County Borough Council for having the vision to develop this in schools.”

Professor Sonia Blandford said: “We received a staggering amount of award applications, each and every one showcasing the unsung work that is taking place across England and Wales to improve the life chances of children and young people. Porthcawl Primary School should be very proud of their achievement.”

Achievement for All is a national charity that aims to transform lives through improved educational opportunities.

The awards were based on a selection of key themes including:

Building core strength in children and young people; improving progress and reducing exclusions; achieving best value and high impact from Pupil Premium allocations; improving resilience, outcomes and employability for all children and young people and improving staff wellbeing and morale and ensuring every child is included.

For further information about Achievement for All visit

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