The Categorisation System compares school performance with similar schools; gives bespoke support to schools dependent on their capacity to improve; and ensures the consortium in partnership with our five Local Authorities work with school leaders to help them get the right support where and when they need it in a timely, targeted way.

The EAS has carried out rigorous moderation and verification to ensure consistency across the region. National verification processes with the four consortia have also been completed to ensure a fair and accurate categorisation model across Wales.

Results published by Welsh Government today show that more schools across the EAS Region are requiring less support. There are fewer primary schools in the region in the categories requiring the highest level of support and there continues to be a focus to secure further improvement so that fewer secondary schools require the higher levels of support.

Debbie Harteveld, EAS Managing Director said:

“Sharing best practice across the region is impacting on the resilience and capacity of schools to self-improve and we have an upward trajectory of improvement. We have a strong cadre of leaders who continue to engage well with regional approaches. As a community of leaders there is an acknowledgement that we have further improvements to make and are not complacent. Whilst a few schools will be dissatisfied with elements of the outcomes published we remain committed, in partnership with the five Local Authorities, to working closely with all schools providing bespoke programmes of support”.
 
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