AN ACTION plan has been launched in response to the report on the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s education service.

The council’s education service has created the action plan to tackle the recommendations from Estyn’s inspection last September.

Jennifer Hill, chief learning and skills officer, said: “The action plan will address the key recommendations of the report and we will be working hard to ensure these recommendations are acted upon and that improvements are made as a result.

“Our clear ambition is not only to be the best performing education authority in Wales but to match ourselves against the most successful in England.”

Key areas of focus for the council include raising standards in schools, using the full powers available to the authority to improve schools that are underperforming, making sure that planning for improvement is thorough and consistent and strengthening arrangements for monitoring and evaluating the wellbeing of children and young people.

Councillor Chris Elmore, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “The action plan will help drive up standards in our schools and ensure steps are taken to challenge and support schools which are underperforming.”

The review and full action plan are available on Vale of Glamorgan Council’s website