Head teacher: Banding 'critical' to school improvement

Joy Ballard is the Head teacher of Willows High and thinks banding allows schools to benchmark themselves against others, and this can only be a good thing.

The school in the Tremorfa area of Cardiff, have been ranked as a band 3, last year they received a Band 5 rating.

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Rankings for secondary schools in Wales published

The latest rankings for Wales' secondary schools have been released. The so-called 'banding' system groups schools on a level from one to five, according to how well pupils perform in their examinations, and their attendance levels.