Pontardawe's Cwmtawe School ranks among the best – Children's Commissioner

SIMPLY THE BEST? Children's Commissioner Keith Towler meets the pupils of Cwmtawe School in Pontardawe.

SIMPLY THE BEST? Children's Commissioner Keith Towler meets the pupils of Cwmtawe School in Pontardawe.

First published in News

PUPILS' representatives at Cwmtawe Community School, Pontardawe, welcomed Keith Towler, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, back to their school to see at first-hand how the school has continued to develop and improve since his previous visit in December 2011.

The Commissioner met with members of Cwmtawe’s Whole School Council, who are elected as one body representing the voice of the pupils, and toured the campus to hear how the school positively supports all learners and saw projects supported by the Whole School Council.

The School Council also quizzed Mr Towler in a challenging and witty question-time session.

School Council Chairperson Harri Evans-Mason said: “We were pleased that the Children’s Commissioner was so willing to answer our questions. We learned how Wales is a world leader in the work of the UNCRC United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child.”

“He was very diplomatic when we put him on the spot whether he prefers Swansea or Cardiff.”

Keith Towler said on Twitter: “Is Cwmtawe the best school in Wales? It’s right up there!”

Headteacher Mr Lee Hitchings said “We were delighted to work with Mr Towler to champion children’s rights. Pupils in Cwmtawe are fully involved in all major decisions that affect them and were keen to show Mr Towler the results of their efforts across all areas of the school.”

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