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Central South Consortium

Central South Consortium Joint Education Service

The Central South Consortium (CSC) is a school improvement service which operates on behalf of five local authorities: Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

This region is the most populous in Wales. It includes over 400 schools and serves 135,000 learners - a third of the country’s school-age children. The region is home to the highest number and the largest proportion of children living in poverty; it is also home to the capital city and the economic, financial, creative and media industries of Wales.

Historically the region has underperformed against schools elsewhere in Wales. Since 2012 it has seen a steep and sustained improvement in learner outcomes at every level and in every local authority area but there is further to go. Our ambition as a region is that, by 2018:

our learners achieve the best educational outcomes in Wales, rivalling similar parts of the United Kingdom;

  • the poverty-related attainment gap is closing faster here than anywhere else in Wales;
  • that the region is known and recognised for its high-quality school-led professional learning.

Our aim: to improve educational outcomes for all pupils, and the outcomes for vulnerable learners fastest. The success of schools in this region is the key to the future economic and social success of Wales. We are improving. We need to do more.

CSC Digital Learning Strategy

To develop a school-led self-improving model to raise standards of digital competence through the use of technology.

The CSC Digital Learning Network (2016-17) provides support for schools across the region:

DCF Curriculum Hub Schools: Computer Science Lead Practitioner Schools: Hwb Development Lead Practitioner Schools:
Cadoxton Primary School Barry Island / Penybont Primary Schools Cadoxton Primary School (E-Safety)
Darran Park Primary School Radyr Comprehensive School Pengeulan Primary School
Ysgol Bro Edern Porthcawl Comprehensive
St Mellons CIW Primary School
Ysgol Pencae

For further Information, please contact:

Richard George – Strategic Adviser richard.george@cscjes.org.uk
Jane Grubb – Hwb Development Officer jane.grubb@cscjes.org.uk

Central South Consortium Joint Education Service

Tŷ Dysgu, Cefn Coed, Parc Nantgarw, Cardiff/Caerdydd, CF15 7QQ
Tel/Ffôn: 01443 827500
Fax/Ffacs: 01443 827599