Central South Consortium

Consortiwm Canolbarth y De
Regional Consortia
  • Central South Consortium
  • Abercynon
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • CF45 4SN
About us

CSC’s core vision is ‘Empowering Schools to Improve Outcomes for all Learners’ by developing the capacity of schools in the region, to lead improvement by supporting teachers and leaders to learn from each other.

The Central South Wales Challenge (CSWC) is the partnership of all schools and settings across the CSC region working together to develop a self-improving system.

The CSWC model is designed to be:

  • consistent across the region
  • school led
  • informed by prior knowledge of a self-improving school system
  • focussed on providing value for money
  • responsive to the changing needs of schools.

The CSWC includes of a number of components that support the self- improving school system. Each component plays a key role in ensuring that all schools and settings in the region can access appropriate professional learning (PL) and support.

Schools and settings should engage with the components and PL activities that best support their school improvement priorities.

The CSWC model and its individual components are evaluated and refined annually, ensuring the evolving needs of schools within the region and needs of the wider system are considered.

The curriculum reform agenda is integrated across the CSWC, including AOLE leads as lead practitioners. The components are defined within two main areas:

  • Regional professional learning collaborations
  • Regional professional learning opportunities

This recognises the different focus and purpose of the components and activities within the model. CSC PL activities are evaluated using the Kirkpatrick model.

For more information about CSWC click here 

Professional Learning

In line with the National Approach to Professional Learning, there is a commitment of equity of access to high quality professional learning for all practitioners in our region. Our professional learning offer (PLO) continues to ensure that all schools in our region are able to engage with a wide variety of synchronous and asynchronous professional learning.

All information related to professional learning in CSC is available through this web page which is updated regularly as further events, news and resources are co-constructed with our lead practitioners, hub schools and school improvement team.

Areas of Professional Learning

Equity and Wellbeing / Curriculum / Pedagogy / Welsh Language Development / Teaching Assistants / Induction / Governors / Leadership / Educational Visits / NQT Induction / Initial Teacher Education

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding professional learning at CSC please contact businessdesk@cscjes.org.uk

More Information

If you have any questions, please contact Communcations@cscjes.org.uk 

Support for all school staff can be accessed online via our website at any time www.cscjes.org.uk.

Keep up to date with all our professional learning opportunities, news and by signing up to CSC’s weekly e-bulletin by clicking onto the link here