In response to the publication by Education Minister of her statement on Ruthin School, Llyr Gruffydd said:
“The statement confirms that the school still doesn’t meet child safety standards, despite a succession of reports by both Estyn and Care Inspectorate Wales. Everybody concerned now needs to know how much longer this is going to go on – the minister hints at getting rid of the school’s principal and that is clearly necessary. But I’d go a step further and say that the Council of Management, which runs the school, also needs to step down.
“It is of huge concern that there is an ongoing risk to pupils and continuing uncertainty regarding the future of the school is not helping anyone – pupils, staff, parents and the wider community deserve more certainty. The minister mentions her ultimate sanction of closure, which is not something anyone wants to see happen, but that will become a very real option unless there is clear and decisive action by the school’s management.”
The Estyn Report into Ruthin School can be found here: https://www.estyn.gov.wales/sites/www.estyn.gov.wales/files/documents/Ruthin%20School_1.pdf
The CIW report into Ruthin School can be found here: https://gov.wales/docs/cssiw/report/inspection_reports/10263_c_200116_e.pdf