Greenhill Special School celebrates outstanding Estyn report


Greenhill Special School in Rhiwbina, has been recognised by Estyn for its unwavering commitment to fostering a supportive atmosphere that significantly contributes to the wellbeing, personal development and achievements of all learners.

During its recent visit, inspectors for the Education Inspectorate for Wales found that the school takes great pride in offering a diverse array of learning activities, with a strong focus on outdoor education. The thoughtfully designed curriculum aligns with students' interests and aptitudes, ensuring an engaging and personalised educational experience.


The report also notes thepositive and trusting relationships formed between the staff, pupils, and their families and the school's dedication to offering a range of beneficial interventions that cater to students' additional learning needs is also commended.


Shane Mock, Headteacher at the school, expressed his deep appreciation for the entire team at Greenhill Special School, acknowledging their exceptional efforts before, during, and after the inspection. "Their tireless dedication has provided outstanding opportunities for all students and staff share my immense pride in the report's findings. I would like to extend my personal gratitude to the Inspection Team for their professionalism and courtesy throughout the inspection process.

Cllr Jayne Cowan, Chair of Governors at the school said: "The Headteacher, leadership team and staff should be commended for their exceptional commitment to the school. The students themselves shone brightly, exemplifying the excellence of Greenhill Special School, while the engaged and dedicated governors further demonstrated the exceptional qualities of the education provision."


Cardiff Council's Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Education, Cllr Sarah Merry said: "The positive endorsement given in the Estyn report, reaffirms Greenhill Special School's unwavering dedication to providing exceptional education and support to its students.


"It serves as a testament to the collective efforts of the staff, pupils, and governing body in establishing an outstanding learning environment."