Central South Consortium

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

The Central South Consortium (CSC) is a Joint Education Service for five local authorities:

The Consortium is commissioned by, and acts on behalf of, the five local authorities to provide a school improvement service that challenges, monitors and supports schools to raise standards.

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