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Spotlight on… Newport

Newport City Council has signed to the All Wales Agreement with New Directions Education.

As the first borough to sign to the agreement the Newport education community will now work in partnership with New Directions Education for recruitment services.

Here are some key facts about the borough:

  • The city of Newport has a population of approximately 140,000
  • 24,000 children aged between 3 – 19 are registered as pupils within the cities maintained nurseries and schools
  • Newport is the third largest city in Wales
  • There are 60 schools in Newport
Type of SchoolNumber in Newport

National Identity of Learners (under 16) in Newport

Newport Breakdown

  • Approximately 6000 learners in Newport continue into post-16 education annually
  • Newport is 7th out of 100 cities across the UK for robust economic growth by 2020
  • The leading employment sectors for Newport are:
    1. Public administration, defence, education and health
    2. Wholesale, retail, transport, hotels and food
    3. Production

Spotlight on… Pillgwenlly Primary School Newport

Pillgwenlly Primary School

Head Teacher:
Kath Bevan (nine years)
Number of pupils:
Mission Statement:
We play, learn and work together
School Ethos:
The school ethos is shaped by working towards care, consideration and respect between pupils, staff and the community

About Pillgwenlly Primary School

Highlights and Achievement for Pillgwenlly Primary School

Pillgwenlly and The London Academy of music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)

In 2012 Pillgwenlly submitted 26 school entries into the LAMDA drama exam. The entrants achieved:

  • 10 Distinctions
  • 9 Merits
  • 7 Pass

Pillgwenlly Primary School – winner of Primary Language Classroom Awards 2012

Clubs / Awards / Groups
  • Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)
  • Forest School lessons across the school
  • Nurture group
  • Glee club
  • After school clubs including football and rugby
  • Attendance awards
  • Eco Council
  • Dragon Sports

Kelly Storer, Branch Manager for Primary Recruitment (Cardiff office) comments:

We have been embedded within the education community in Newport for over ten years. Our working relationships with the schools throughout the city are exceptional. Pillgwenlly have worked with New Directions Education in recruiting the city’s finest teachers. We support all of the schools within this region to help them build strong teams to support building future business communities and regional prosperity.