South East Wales

Cardiff's Eastern High school 'unsatisfactory'

Eastern High School
Image caption Eastern High School in Rumney has the motto: 'Believe. Achieve. Succeed'

A Cardiff high school has been placed in special measures after inspectors warned over bullying, truancy, exclusions, teaching standards, leadership and pupil progress.

Eastern High School in Rumney was found to be performing unsatisfactorily across every measure examined by Esytn inspectors.

The school is responsible for almost 900 pupils on the Newport Road site.

Plans must now be agreed to tackle the concerns.

The school inspectors made five recommendations:

  • Ensure that all pupils are safe in school
  • Raise standards and improve pupils' literacy and numeracy skills
  • Improve pupils' behaviour, attendance and attitudes to learning
  • Improve the quality of teaching and the effectiveness of assessment across the school
  • Strengthen leadership at all levels and improve the rigour and consistency of self-evaluation and improvement planning

In December, the school's executive head teacher announced she was leaving her role, and an acting head was appointed by Cardiff council.

The school has now been ordered to draw up improvement plans, along with the Cardiff education authority, and its progress will be monitored each term as part of the "special measures" ruling.

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