Blaenau Gwent Council is pleased to announce that students in all our schools have achieved well across a wider range of GCSE qualifications this year, in line with the National Change Agenda for Education in Wales.
The achievement and progress of our students is therefore encouraging and we congratulate them all for their achievements today.
Cllr Joanne Collins, Executive Member for Education in Blaenau Gwent, says:
“Congratulations to all our learners and everyone involved in these achievements. Thank you to our Governing Bodies, Head-teachers, teachers, school based staff, parents and guardians. The efforts that have gone in to securing these improvements are not to be underestimated. Our young people are well prepared for the next stage of their learning journey and we wish them all the very best for the future.”
Lynette Jones, Lead Education Director for South East Wales and Corporate Director for Education in Blaenau Gwent says:
“Congratulations to all our learners in Blaenau Gwent and across the region, particularly so during this period of national change. The adaptive approach to learner support continues to promote progress and achievement, as does the close partnership work between our schools, the Education Achievement Service and Council support services. Our learners will continue to be well supported by their schools and Coleg Gwent as they continue on their important learning journey.”
Wales is currently undergoing a period of change in how performance measures are used within the accountability system. One aspect of this change is the way we report on regional and local outcomes. The Education Achievement Service is already working closely with our schools to track individual pupil performance over time which means that school leaders are well positioned to gauge where schools are progressing well or where they may need additional support.
The Education Achievement Service would like to congratulate learners on their achievements in this year’s GCSE examinations. The EAS are delighted that the hard work of staff and learners has paid off.
As in previous years there has been effective dialogue with Post-16 providers to ensure that learners are provided with appropriate pathways following results.