A SCHOOL at the heart of a Wrexham community has received positive results in its latest inspection report.

Visited by Estyn inspectors in November 2023, the headteacher and staff at Ysgol Maes Y Mynydd in Rhos were deemed and "effective team".

The report stated: "They share a common purpose to continue to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the school and to support pupil wellbeing.

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"Staff understand and meet the needs of pupils, families and the local community well."

The role of Ysgol Maes Y Mynydd's wellbeing manager was also highlighted as "particularly effective in creating positive, supportive working relationships with families".

The report added: "Pupils have positive attitudes to their learning, take part enthusiastically in lessons and activities, and collaborate well with each other."

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Inspectors also noted that pupils enjoy coming to school and usually arrive well motivated and enthusiastic about learning.

Headteacher David Lloyd said: "The staff and governors at Maes Y Mynydd are delighted with the report and the recognition that school has a friendly and nurturing ethos that helps pupils to feel cared for and valued, whilst also playing a key role within the community.

"Our vision is to ensure our pupils and their families feel that school is a safe, happy and inclusive learning environment at the heart of local community.

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"We are proud that Estyn noted that pupils have positive attitudes to their learning, taking part with enthusiasm and collaborating well with each other resulting in pupils making good progress in the development of their social, literacy and numeracy skills.

"I am also extremely proud of how Estyn noted the strong working relationships between pupils, and between pupils and staff emphasising the strong ethos the school places on developing pupil's wellbeing."

There were three recommendations in the report for the school, which currently has 296 children on roll:

• Ensure that the curriculum develops pupils' skills systematically and progressively.

• Provide pupils with meaningful opportunities to learn independently, particularly from Year 4 to Year 6.

• Continue to improve attendance