• " 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 2019/20

There is an expectation of this funding to help schools meet the demands of the new National Approach to Professional Learning (NAPL) and enable investment in the elements of this model.  E.g. it enables investment in practitioners’ individual professional learning journeys and investment in collaboration.

The funding is to be targeted at the learning required by teachers and learners to prepare them for the new curriculum.

The expectation of the funding is that every practitioner is given the opportunity to engage with professional learning utilising the funding.  It is not reserved exclusively for the use of teachers and leaders and should be used, for example, to also enable access to professional learning for teaching assistants.

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 co-ordination of PL activities across a school or group of schools.  These roles would support colleagues, departments or whole school approaches to critical enquire, 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 2019/20 Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan has been allocated a total Professional Learning Grant of £36445.00

We are using 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.
  • To cover for the release of teaching and support staff to attend training on and offsite in preparation for the new curriculum. This includes the support of further cluster working focussing on the 12 pedagogical principles.
  • To create additional professional learning posts within the school.

Should you require any further detail regarding this grant please do not hesitate to contact Mrs L Evans, Assistant Headteacher, Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan.